The PS4 Slim is Ugly

While it is exciting that a new piece of hardware is on the market, can we really be excited about something so ugly?

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Malice-Flare2359d ago

well, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," etc...

however, PS designs except for the OG PS3 have always been utilitarian. something that works in the background around the main TV/display...


I agree, I think it actually looks cool and covert!

donthate2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

I think it looks like this:

Behold the PS4 Sandwich!


It might grow on me. The PS3 grew on me considerably, and became one of my favorites. PS4 also grew on me, so there is hope for PS4 Samwich. The PS3 Slim didn't.

naruga2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

i like the new design ..though why its missing the led stripe ? i like the subtle color light on og PS4, it gives to it a character


Burnt toast would have been a lil more But seriously I think it looks nice, not as cool as the original ps4 but it looks nice and simple.

TheCommentator2359d ago

I believe the PS4 slim is the best looking console shape of this generation. It has a look that works well both in an entertainment center and as a stand alone product. I'm just being honest, and anyone who knows me knows I don't like Sony as a company, but I think they did quite well in designing the slim.

Omnislashver362359d ago

Definitely minimalistic, and total win to me. I think it looks on par or possibly better than PS4 actually. I'm more interested in the Neo though... This would be cool as a second console though, for kids or to bring to people's houses.

darthv722359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

It certainly does look cheaper than the original unit but not ugly. Maybe this one will be $199-$249 entry price model?

OB1Biker2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

Geez and some say the internet and this site in particular are ps biased
Ive seen only good reactions and comments about xb1s looking 'cool' despite far from being perfect imo and this ps4 slim looking nice too and most of all really smaller and practical gets so much hate already on the internet.
Thats a bit disgusting seriously

ThanatosDMC2359d ago

If they added more USB ports to it, I would upgrade.

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Abash2359d ago

If it allows people to get a PS4 at a cheaper price, runs cooler, uses less energy, etc. then it's aesthetic design shouldn't be an issue. It looks like an improvement over the PS3's Slim models

Unspoken2359d ago

Tell that to everyone who bashed the Xbox One, PS3, Original Xbox.


Exactly, function over aesthetics in the end! I do think the OG PS4 looks better still, and the X1S looks better than the OG x1 lol

Genuine-User2359d ago

On topic: are you serious with that opinion piece. Who on earth approved this story. What's wrong with you lot? lol

Auron2359d ago

Same flack the XB1S got so....

Unspoken2359d ago

Sorry bruh, not all articles can be in favor of Sony. If all dissent is silenced then Sony won't be able to improve.

So in the future please think critically about which articles will help or hurt either company. Oh wait, I think you already do. ;)

ZeroSkerbo2359d ago

This is the first "slim" version of a playstation console that doesn't look better than the original. I bet it looks like this because the Neo is going to be extremely well designed and Sony needs to distance it more from the original(or slim now)

donthate2359d ago

Nah, it isn't the first Slim version that looks worse than it's predecessor. The PS3 Slim was way worse than the PS3. The original PS3 although looked slightly like a vase looked like a high end piece of electronic. Fast forward to PS3 Slim and it looks like a cheap piece of plastic.

PS4 was decent, then they made the cover matte and added physical buttons, not as nice. Then Sony made the PS4 Sandwich:

For some reason, I feel the launch console is the best looking one with nice proportions. Even the PS2 Slim wasn't as nice as the launch one albeit significantly smaller, and one of the prettier slims.

KwietStorm_BLM2359d ago

Sounds entirely plausible........

You can tell how serious I am from all the dots.....

Articuno762359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

'well, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," etc...'

Yes, but when the beholder is someone whose had both eyes stabbed out it's time for some tough questions to start getting asked.

Though, TBH, this thing looks very similar overall to the current PS4, only a budget version (which is basically what it is). At the end of the day you'll never look at the thing and it's understated enough not to draw attention to itself so it doesn't really matter.

I just wish console makers would invest in making their systems look like sleek AV equipment.

cd12359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

Who told you AV equipment is sleek? I assume you don't own an AV Receiver. Imagine a black shoe box sized mini furnace with a digital display on the front - not sleek in the slightest but it must sound neighbors are always commenting on it :)

TheCommentator2359d ago

Consoles should look like A/V equipment, because they are A/V equipment. Making consoles look like toys is like making anime characters talk like cartoon characters in English dubs.

Articuno762359d ago

@cd1 I have a Yamaha RXV-79. It looks a heck of a lot sleeker than the PS4 :P

BLow2359d ago

Exactly. I'm not sure if any of the people have seen the vid of it under the TV on an entertainment system. It actually doesn't look bad at all. Just sitting out by itself, it doesn't look as good. But people are going to complain no matter what. I really think what's more important is that it plays games. O_o

kbozz712359d ago

"beauty is in the eye of the beholder," etc... More like beauty is in the eye of the beer holder lol.

GamingIVfun2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

Exactly, how it looks is subjective. Some would say it looks like a sandwich, some would say it has a military kind of look, some would say it looks just fine. I think it looks fine.

Some would say that the Xbox One went from looking like a Beta Max, to looking like a cross between a clock radio and a 70's portable radio ( the Xbox One S), I think it looks like a nice clock radio.

What maters is that your able to play the games you want to play on them.

Dumb click bait article.

lvl_headed_gmr2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

Ps4 S(ame) is an ugly console where once again Sony removes features rather then adding.

XB1 slim
4k upscaling
4k media/Bluray player

PS4 slim
Removed Optical connection
No 4k support
No 4k media/bluray player

This slim (as fugly as it is) better not be more then $200

Funny how everyone said MS releasing XB1s a year before Scorpio was confusing.
Now Sony is releasing a PS4 slim at the same time as their Neo, and a VR system, and a new hand held if rumors at true (LMFAO at another handheld Sony won't support).

Oh and lets not forget Sony going BACK and stealth update a month old post stating they are increasing the infirior PS+ netwotk memberships to match the supirior Xbox Live networks cost.

LoL oh Sony, you're lucky you were in the gaming business before MS to establish brand loyalty....because you are so far away from doing anything #4thegamers.

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TwoForce2359d ago

Well, I wasn't suprise to be honest. The PS3 slim design wasn't pretty looking.

2pacalypsenow2359d ago

The slim was nice the Super slim was trash

Paytaa2359d ago

I have a super slim. It's not THAT bad but I honestly would have preferred the regular slim. It's really easy to lug around though since it's so light.

freshslicepizza2359d ago

I have the ps3 slim and its very quiet but yes that super slim was pretty bad. This one isn't much better but it doesn't matter if you can hide it. As long as it's efficient and quiet that is what matters.

I have a feeling the Neo still be really sleek and high end looking

Speak_da_Truth2359d ago

Ps3 slim was sexy super slim though was ugly

NukaCola2359d ago

Super Slim was cheap and looked like tupperware but for the time, it served as a really inexpensive system.

Gitgud2359d ago

nah mate, it looks sleek. best looking sandwich ever, don't see how you peeps can hate it.

Antnee5342359d ago

I like the slim design, but won't be buying it just going to get neo and have my cod black ops 3 ps4 as my back up