With the Xbox One’s chunky design, it’s hard to imagine a slim edition, but one designer has composed a mock-up of what such a version may look like: sleek, rounded, and much thinner. Microsoft, take notice.
I like it but I don't love it I think it needs something to set it apart from other devices around your tv but credit to the designer it's a great mock-up.
I agree, it just needs that little bit extra. It would also be cool if the Kinect had a redesign in a slim bundle, but potentially pointless
End of the day it's a games console id like it to look more fun possibly the graphic on top lighting up in various colours depending on which genre of game your playing or something like what Roccat does with their gaming designs,I look at how people mod their pc's design wise and think some options to do similar with consoles would be great.
I agree..I hope it's sold together with the kinect and I wish it was white
What it needs is a ring of light when the console powers up, and then it flashes red when there is some sort of failure. Then it would be complete. j/k Seriously though, I don't like the concept, it doesn't have any resemblance to the original design, and it should have some resemblance.
Maybe a big fat X on the box that lights up or some other more noticeable lights?
Yea it doesn't scream game console to me.. If I seen it in a store I probably would've walked right past it and thought it was some type of smart tv device or something. Now this. This screams Console.. sweet toasty games http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn...
From beta max to sardine can.
Now that I look at it, it does sorta look like a sardine can. lol
if you look at the thumbnail photo really quickly it looks like a plain black suitcase/luggage with an Xbox controller sitting on top of it.
Its looks less like a box now lol
It looks like a really large sleek HDD. kind of cool though I like it.
@cfc78 who wants something standing out. It should blend and not look like a childrens toy under your tv. Looks like a grown mans toy. @kakaki hotashe untill you turn them on.
There are no vents on it at all. Remember this thing needs to be well ventilated. It is designed to be on 24/7.
There's vents on top on the right hand side.
My monitor brightness must be too low. Looks pure black to me.
So making it the same size as a ps4.
I personally love the look of the XboxOne. Have ever since the first time I saw it. Its hidden behind Privacy glass now tho. But the xbox logo still shines through. This slim version looks too much like a wii
Yeah, I like the way X1 looks too. It looks so premium and shiny. I really want that gun metal COD version though haha. And I don't even like COD.
Ye same Gunmetal and gold looks so tough. And 1TB just a bonus
This is the design Xbox should have launched with. It's not a masterpiece, but sure as hell looks better than the current design.
I personally (I acknowledge that it's not everyone's cup of tea) like the current design, I think it just looks nice and solid, almost like a statement in my entertainment unit. That being said, a slim version would suit me far more just for spacial issues, so I definitely like both.
lol you obviously have no taste.
When you look at the original XB1 and compare it to the PS4, you ask yourself just how did they come to that clunky conclusion? if I were ever to be compelled to purchase an XB1, I'd personally wait for a slimmer model, style has it's perks.
The PS4 is no different, I wonder why they went with the angle look?
I'm referring to the shape and size of the machines themselves, I can't see the current XB1 being a stylish addition to anyone's collection personally. The PS4 however is much more appealing visually to me, much slimmer and sharper, I'd prefer mines in white but y'know, beggars can't be chosers.
PS4 looks a whole lot better dude. The sad thing is that it looks even better when next to an Xbox One.
Yeah, the PS4 looks like one of those pink erasers http://b-i.forbesimg.com/er...
Having had both the PS4 and XB1 sitting side by side on my shelf for a couple months, here's what I've decided: 1) PS4 size is great and I like the light, but it kind of disappears on the shelf. The angles make plugging things in a little difficult. 2) I've grown to appreciate the two tone design of the XB1. It's sticks out more on the shelf without being too gaudy. The only thing I'd change would be to figure out a way to put the power brick inside of it like Sony did. 3.) While there were some improvements to the XB1 controller, overall I think it's a step back from the 360 - which was almost perfect. XB1 fit is a little loose on the right side and the start and select buttons are too small and hard to see.
Don't even... The PS4 has 10x more personality than the bone, and that's just a general fact.
I personally couldn't care less what any console looks like. I end up stashing it away in my entertainment center anyway. Controllers are the only design that I really care about because I look at those the majority of the time.
Man, and Ive been wasting my time staring at my TV.
I love people with common sense. @Bathyj +1 you're the man
@Twiggy They answered the question as to why they made it the size it is, its because of ventilation. They made damn sure they weren't going to have another RROD fiasco!
Well Sony made it smaller and still had no RRoD. I might not be able to find the slim PS4 if they make one lol. I like the slimmer X1 design but it does look a little too boring. Maybe add some more lights or grooves. I'm not a fan of how the original X1 looks.
I know I'll get a ton of disagrees for this but my PS4 sounds like a jet engine when I play certain games. It hasn't overheated yet but with that sound it worries me every time. They (Sony) might of pulled it off but with the PS4 fan going like that it definitely has heating issues. Btw I bought one in December returned it cause of the sound of the fans and the next one did the same thing, so I figure its just how it runs. I'd rather have a quiet bigger system than a small one that sounds so loud.
Small is not always better.
That's what she said. (Sorry, I had too ;)
I can't really take anyone seriously who uses the image of a mass murderer of men, women, and children as an avatar.
Heat and being on 24/7. Your answer. Above.
This exactly what the Xbox One should have looked like. This is basically the Xbox Magazine's original concept design before launch just painted black.
Red is right, this is Xbox Magazine's mock up of the next Xbox. http://www.youngmanblog.com...
It's a nice looking concept, but the design is too similar to every other device in the living room. I like my consoles to stand out.
@porkChop Agree, it looks a bit.....generic? TBH though, Xbox One needs a make over like obesity needs a cure. IMO ;)
Cooler if white...!
Xbox Mac Mini... One?
It looks nice, but what about airflow/cooling? Isn't the XB1 the size it is to allow sufficient airflow/cooling?
I would love to get a slim X1!!!! Want one bad.. I think Sony n MS has this kind of pictures out there to see if gamers like it or not, n see if it would pay to sell them...I would trade today for a slim... The good bout new slim systems is they end up being better all around last longer n all....
I'll take this over that original one any day.
Looks like my SKY decoder...
It nice. I like my chunky box though I'm proud of it and in my entertainment center its not even noticeable.
No . . I don't wanna play disks on a dinner plate
Also, I love how it's so quiet!!!
I'm not trying to troll or anything because I certainly don't know about development time and things like that, but it seems to me that since the Xbox One has only been out for a year, and they're already developing a thin version, couldn't they have just...I don't know...released the slim version from the get-go? In the past, console companies have waited a few years before creating a thin version and the general explanation is that it took some time to create the tech to be small enough to fit in the thinner casing. But if they are making a thin version so close to launch, I would have to think this isn't the case. Am I wrong here?
Its not a design from Microsoft. Its just a designer on the web who made a mock up.
Yeah your totally wrong lol.
lol, okay. I'll own that. :)
I really like the current design. Ar first glance it looks kinda bad but once you see that thing up close its aggressive and modern. The grill on top over the fans are a awesome touch thay goes well with the gloss black on the opposite side. The front is clean and the white led Xbox button makes the device feel slick. Could it be a tad smaller? Sure, but that wouldn't really make the design any better or worse.
i like the way the one looks, its not as big in person as people make it out to be online and surprising it just looks perfect with any entertainment setup
Nice design, now MS has something to go off of cause right now, that XB1 looks horrible.
It has a apple look to it... Specially if it was in white
Exactly what I thought. Toshiba had a similar design to its blu-rays. It turned out to be crap, but it looked nice.
Exactly what I was think looks like a rectangular Mac Mini. In black
This looks worse imo. MS just needs to keep the design they have now and make it slimmer.
This should have been what the x1 should have looked like at release
Make the current design just slightly smaller/different and put the power brick inside and call it a day. Oh, and maybe fix the loose feeling of the right side of the controller.
Isn't it size and brick being on the outside to prevent over heating .
Yes. It sits on a shelf.. What it looks like it completely pointless.. Function over form
It can be put inside with limited heating impact.
I like it, but looks a bit too much like a portable dvd player or video streaming device.