This is What a 1980's Xbox, PSP and GBA Would Look Like

GB: "Ever imagined that if you bought an Xbox, PSP and GBA in the 1980′s, then how will they appear? Well, we have got the images for you. So without any delays lets take a look."

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Shubhankar2611d ago (Edited 2611d ago )

Lol, these images are hilarious.
GBA was the best... and that PSP actually looks good, except for the screen.

Istanbull2611d ago

So now brown/wood equals old stuff? Weird and dumb, 80's consoles weren't like they were cut out wood. Never seen a NES, Commodore 64 or a TurboGrafx 16?

I still have a classic purple Nintendo DS-like Game&Watch system.

Kids these days, probably we will see the same article about 90's consoles too.

Non_sequitur2611d ago

In the 80s all the wood patterns were meant to evoke a feeling of simplicity in the high tech world they were living in.

DuneBuggy2611d ago (Edited 2611d ago )

Istanbull has a point.How old was the author of this? They appear more like somthing you would see in the 1960's/1970's (or older..Jeesh..that PSP would be right at home in the world of Bioshock).
In the 80's, your giant entertainment center that held all your electronics was likely (fake) wood and maybe your Dodge Caravan had some down the side..but thats about it.

Anon19742611d ago

That made me smile. It reminds me of my old Atari 2600 with the wood grain on the front. Also kinda made me miss my old Xbox. I sold it to get cash for my 360 when it came out but looking at the old Xbox picture kinda made me pine (no pun intended) for my Xbox. By far the original Xbox was my favorite console last gen. Not that I didn't enjoy the hell outta my gamecube and PS2, by the Xbox was my console of choice last gen and the 360 for the better part of this gen as well.

Big_Dom2611d ago

Spot on. This is more like what a console would look like in the 50's, rather than the 80's. An Xbox made out of wood in the same design as the 2001 model? I don't think so. Another thing the 80's was synonymous for was the LED display. Whoever created these photoshops obviously had a lack of imagination and understanding of what the 80's were about. The GBA design is OK, mind. Closest one out of the lot.

sonnyz2610d ago

The article is full of sh*t. The images are from a contest on (here: They are "vintage", not from the 80's, but much earlier. Probably more like 50's.

Motorola2610d ago

@Istanbull did you totally just copy that from the comment section of the source?

Istanbull2610d ago

@Motorola: no I'm the one that wrote that in the comment section in the source.

Sheikh Yerbouti2610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

In the 70's (Not 80'S) electronics had wood veneers for aesthetics - Intellivison, Atari 2600, my Realistics 8-track - not make the entire unit out of wood. They were mostly metal/plastic still.

Ignorant. This is more 1800 than 80's - steampunk and what not. Ev



LOL So true, I read the tittle and looked at the image and couldn't help but to ask since when was the 80's steampunk, even TVs on the 80's were all already made of plastic, not the wood and metal encasing. This Xbox looks more like a radio from the 40's or 50's.

Also I just watched Grown Ups, remembers the spoiled brat asking what was the box behind the TV for.

Kurt Russell2610d ago

Didn't they make consoles in the 80's? And weren't they made of cheap plastic and garish shapes. Or did we go through a steam punk era without me noticing?

RedDragan2610d ago

This article should be reported for being crap.

Plastic was majorly dominant in the 1980's, like now!

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chainer30002610d ago

yeah, no screen was that big in 1980.

Spitfire_Riggz2610d ago

Yeah the GBA SP was actually put together with some creativity. My favorite.

morkendo232610d ago (Edited 2610d ago )

most of those electronic look like from the Flintstones era not 60'S- 80's guess if pebbles and bam-bam had video game system these would be it. except the xbox look more like wooden suit case for fred at the rock corry LUNCH TIME haaaaaaaa

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crystalnova20042611d ago

I would pay the world's weight in gold for any of these. Awesome pics. Hopefully the case modding community will be making some of these bad boys. Bet the 360 would overheat even quicker than normal though :p

gameseveryday2611d ago

Ha ha! Thats a good point you made. That it wont be the will FTSL...FIRE TO SAVE LIFE :S

Perjoss2611d ago

nice try but its not a 360, its the original xbox which did not have any overheating problems.

DlocDaBudSmoka2611d ago

maybe no overheating problems but there was a problem with the ac cable. something about them catching fire. im not 100% sure, but i know i read of something wrong with them.

Warprincess1162611d ago

Those things were an eyesore.

v1c1ous2611d ago

even in the 80's i doubt we would have found many electronics made with a wood case.


HarryMonogenis2611d ago

It's so that it counts as another view which in-turn counts as more money generated from any advertisers -- a website like "Gaming Bolt" probably only has Google Ads anyway..

PSjesus2611d ago

lol,GBA has a cool design

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