The new design looks great. The 360 was due for an overhaul, and the designers did a great job on it. As with anything, some will love the design, some will hate it, but most should find it a pleasing change. But looks alone aren’t likely to sell any consoles. If there is one single feature worth touting, it is the inclusion of WiFi, which really does make a big difference. The quieter sound is a nice touch, and the 250GB hard drive is a great selling point.
While this new unit is unlikely to make anyone go out and buy one if they already own a relatively new 360, it might convince older users (that managed to win the proverbial lottery by avoiding the red ring of death) to upgrade.