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Flamebait Friday Debate – Beauty Contest – XBox 360 S vs PS3 Slim

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PS3 vs Xbox 360… Xbox 360 vs PS3, we have heard all of the angles. Which one is more powerful, which one has the better disc this and online that.

Today that means absolutely bugger-all as we hit it out with an all out beauty contest. The PS3 slim is a smaller version of the Playstation 3 fat, but is it better looking when it’s sitting on the shelf? If we want to jump back to the sportscar metaphor, I see the Playstation 3 as an Aston Martin DB9, and the slim as the smaller compact V8 Vantage (with matt paint).

As for the new Xbox 360, I think of it like a Pagani Zonda. It has ludicrous lines and vents and now sports the very same black gloss that the Playstation 3 had, making it look kind of insane. The thing about the Pagani Zonda, is that some people think it’s the best looking Supercar in the whole world, while other people think that it just looks ridiculous and over the top and the same can be said about the mixed reactions that have arisen over the new Xbox 360’s design.

So the question is, which one do you think looks better?

Last Updated: July 16, 2010


  1. My vote is for the PS3. It looks sexier, I was never a fan of Alienware PCs :devil: and the weird angular front of the xbox 360s is just a turnoff. I don’t like angles in weird places.


  2. Hayted

    July 16, 2010 at 13:10

    Not really a contest here. Xbox 360 much prettier :). Btw I am the owner of a PS3.


  3. Gavin Mannion

    July 16, 2010 at 13:10

    I have to say the actual Xbox 360 S looks far better than it’s pictures… it kinda reminds me of me in that way :whistle:


  4. Hamsterjie

    July 16, 2010 at 13:14

    You know when first images were leaked of the new xbox design on this site i was like the only guy that said it looked awesome, glad more have realized this. At the end of the day beauty lies in the eye of the gamer and so my vote goes to xbox….”wooooo shiny” :w00t:


  5. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 13:21

    It’s too shiny, looks like an alienware PC and it’s an xbox 360…groan… I still hate it. You guys are just playahatas! :ermm: :whistle:


  6. Uberutang

    July 16, 2010 at 13:27

    The Xbox looks a Dell PC….

    PS3 slim all they way!


  7. WeRRieS ZA

    July 16, 2010 at 13:33

    I wish I had a Dell, got one at work not home! 360 slim all the way and just wish it was available!


  8. ewie

    July 16, 2010 at 13:41

    They should have added a slot drive dvd to the
    xbox slim.


  9. eltonriley

    July 16, 2010 at 13:45

    Agreed. PS3 without a doubt. The shiny look is so 2007. Besides, its still a 360 and 360’s reek of crapness.


  10. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 13:50

    I know eltonriley, but we’re actually wasting our breath. I just wish that I was an exec at Microsoft with shares in the company because you can always count on the sheep.

    Just make it shiny! They’ll buy it.


  11. Uberutang

    July 16, 2010 at 13:52

    @ BK, or put an Apple sticker on it…


  12. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 13:59

    To be honest, ewie, I don’t like either the slot drive or the disk tray. There are too many moving parts that are easy to wear and break down (since the components are mostly plastic), and it’s a real pain to remove a disk that’s stuck in a broken slot disk tray or even trying to wedge out a disk from a broken disk tray.

    I really wish they’d go back to basics and use the “clip-in” disk drives (like the dreamcast, gamecube or the PSone). It’s safer for the disk, especially if you have little kids and pets, any shock to the console won’t result in you having “a moment” and worrying about scratched disks.


  13. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 14:02

    @Uberutang – So true mate so true. All of this reminds me of a recent futurama episode (a spoof on the Apple Iphone), but hey… it’s their money. :whistle:


  14. Milesh Bhana ZA

    July 16, 2010 at 14:08

    360 S Looks nicer, but i like the shiny finish because it matches my TV.

    I think the PS3 Phat looks nicer than both the new slim versions though.


  15. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 14:18

    That’s what I hated about the PS3 phat (ignoring the insane price when it launched). It was far too shiny, and worse when you touched it, your fingerprints remained. It also looked like one of those George Foreman grills, and to an extent the slim also resembles a kitchen appliance, but the matte finish is more “manly”. πŸ˜‰


  16. Hayted

    July 16, 2010 at 14:47

    Bobby Kotick is fighting hard for this thread for the PS3. Counted 6 posts by him already. Lol. :biggrin:


  17. conor

    July 16, 2010 at 14:48

    i would have to say the 360 looks better. Because of its sexy shinyness (is that even a word?) 360 gets my vote


  18. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 14:52

    I’m like Helen Zille… sniff… πŸ™


  19. Hayted

    July 16, 2010 at 14:59

    Ha Ha πŸ™‚
    Nothing wrong with that :whistle:


  20. Nick de Bruyne

    July 16, 2010 at 15:13

    I do agree with Gavin in that the new Xbox 360s do look prettier in front of you when compared to photos, I think it’s a nice improvement over the usual Xbox 360, which while not bad, was a little boring.


  21. Bobby Kotick

    July 16, 2010 at 15:27

    It’s just because it’s new Nick… lol :whistle:


  22. lans

    July 16, 2010 at 15:57

    as long as the new xbox is made of better and stronger materials i could care less how it looks like


  23. Al360rulz

    July 16, 2010 at 16:03

    i say ps3 as that look is so 2005 they it is a major improvement over the previous design which was so 1970 already :tongue: :tongue:


  24. Nick de Bruyne

    July 16, 2010 at 16:04

    I won’t disagree with that :biggrin: I am a sucker for new shiny things.


  25. Fox1

    July 16, 2010 at 16:10

    I always wondered why the PS3 Slim is always pictured laying flat down on it’s belly on the box and even in adverts. It doesn’t give one the impression that it’s slim. It just looks like a hi-tech snackwich maker.

    And I think it’s clever marketing from the start from MS to always have the 360 pictured upright(giving it a slim appearance) with hypnotic circles surrounding it :alien:

    PS: XBox 360 S looks likes a Transformer :w00t:


  26. Ryn

    July 16, 2010 at 16:44

    PS3. It looks better up close and when you own one. The xbox is using the glossy finish which ps3 used 4 years ago. The reason the slim isn’t in a glossy finish? Because it was cool 4 years ago,now its out of date,


  27. M@GE

    July 16, 2010 at 17:32

    LOL They should make a reality TV show about fanboys dissing each other’s consoles. It would be the most entertan-iest show in history!

    PS: I like the new Xbox 360 S: looks more attractive


  28. PurpleHaze

    July 16, 2010 at 21:54

    so da xbox 360 has been kool sincee for 4 years agoo rite?? since sony decided to copy da original 360 matte finish


  29. ewie

    July 16, 2010 at 23:01

    Agree – had a few games stuck in the drives already.

    Problem with xbox tray and small kids is, the tray is too tempting to close without the button.


  30. AJ

    July 17, 2010 at 00:22

    totally ps3


  31. Darthdad

    July 17, 2010 at 13:10

    PS3 design is timeless. The Xbox-s is a very trendy look, but will soon look very dated. It just needs some GT stripes and a couple of fluffy die hanging from the DVD tray and it will be complete. πŸ˜‰


  32. RSA-Ace

    July 17, 2010 at 18:21

    I think I might prefer the xbox design… I would’ve preferred it being matte though.


  33. Michael

    July 19, 2010 at 16:37

    I liked the old ps3 and refuse to buy a slim ps3, but i do love the new xbox s design, looks great, the shininess sis excellent and ps3 shouldn’t have got rid of it, also ps3 pissed me off when it took out the ps2 backwards compatibility in it, that was a major blow as i still do enjoy quite a few of my old ps2 games…


  34. Bobby Kotick weighs in...

    July 19, 2010 at 16:54

    That’s why it’s probably best to wait and see how reliable it is, but it’s really hard when you have a credit card and the willpower of a Meth/crack head.


  35. Bonk is back in town

    July 20, 2010 at 09:33

    And this is the older brother of the 360, quite the resemblance me thinks.



  36. Bobby Kotick Internet Tough Guy!

    July 20, 2010 at 12:56

    We can only hope that unlike it’s older brother the oil-filled radiator heater it doesn’t go supernova on us πŸ˜›


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