Come on guys,
Revolution the best looking Nintendo system? It looks like ass. Shitty ass. I don't even have to give any reasons, as anyone will agree. It just looks stupid and unfinished, and generally like they're trying too hard to be cool. I'll stop stating the obvious when you stop kissing ass. Deal?
Thanks for an otherwise tremendous E3 coverage.
Matt responds: No deal.
I honestly prefer the design of Revolution to the others, PlayStation 3 in particular. I really don't like the look of Sony's console at all. Something about it just doesn't click with me. I do, on the other hand, appreciate what Microsoft has done with Xbox 360. It's a slick machine for sure – much better than its current system. The concave, "sucked in" aesthetic is nice and I like the color choices. The faceplate system is also an interesting idea, although I have yet to see one that makes the original design look better.
Still, Nintendo really nailed it with Revolution, so far as I'm concerned. What you call "unfinished" I call minimalist – and there is a difference. Nintendo has obviously chosen to go with a simple, high-tech design. You don't need a lot of curves and ridges on these things. There's no point. Take a look at what Apple is doing and you'll see that most of its products are sleek and simple. It's when you over design, I believe, that you force coolness. Meanwhile, the fact that the machine is for the most part so unremarkable serves to enhance the points that do stand out, such as the slot-loading drive's blue light. I think it's a very well thought out make up.
You're right, though, in that the design is still unfinished. Nintendo plans to make it smaller, which I'm happy about. The more unobtrusive the consoles are, the better, I say. I just hope that Revolution's design – namely, it's tiny size – won't force the machine into an internal technology category that is inferior to its competitors.