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Here’s why the Playstation 4 looks so sexy

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An original photo of myself at the PS4 event

You know what the most overlooked aspect is of console design? Longevity. Few console features looks that will last a decade or two. I mean hell, just look at Atari? Wooden panels? Yeah, that’ll go nicely with the drapes. The Playstation 4 on the other hand, is a sexy beast of a console. And that’s all because Sony didn’t want to embarrass you.

Speaking to Kotaku last week, Sony’s VP of PlayStation hardware marketing John Koller said that the PS4 "was designed to be an impact product in an entertainment centre.”

We wanted the design to be something sleek, something people feel proud about including.

Sony put a lot of research into the console it seems, before they decided to AC/DC things up and stay back in black. Because that’s what people want. "We think it’s best, actually," Koller said.

The research we’ve done show most people appreciate that. For those who appreciate colours, we do offer them for other platforms. Nothing to announce here or plans for PS4.

As with previous Playstation consoles, the machine can stand either upright with a stand, or lie flat on its side, while the blue strip that runs through it lights up when turned on.

I saw the console at E3 last week, up close. Which is most likely why a massive American security guard started to practice some judo rolls on top of my spine. But it was worth it, because the damn thing is truly a sexy piece of tech.

Last Updated: June 18, 2013

69 Comments

  1. News on the PS4 gets better daily and news on the XBONE gets worse daily!! But surely even MS can’t find more shit to make people angry with????? Or am I hoping for a miracle here?

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    • Maverick

      June 18, 2013 at 08:12

      • Mark Treloar

        June 18, 2013 at 08:27

        Which raises the question. How long would it take a talented hacker to turn Xbox One exclusives into PC cracked editions?

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        • Argentil

          June 18, 2013 at 10:36

          It’s not as simple as that. If anything, it indicates that we will be seeing more PC ports this gen. When the games are adapted to the XboxOne, they will be difficult to emulate on PC.

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          • Mark Treloar

            June 18, 2013 at 13:27

            Or it may be just as simple as that. Both are x86 systems, and with all those images floating around of Microsoft using PC’s running Windows 7 to demo at E3 its not exactly impossible to believe.

          • Argentil

            June 18, 2013 at 14:36

            The 360 shared a similar pc architecture at the time. We still lack a 360 emulator.

      • Aussious

        June 18, 2013 at 10:33

        That to me says this console is no where near ready…

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  2. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 18, 2013 at 08:18

    Hmmm Sony Sony .. not only will you give us a true next gen console but you have given me The Last of Us, probably one of the best games this generation, muv love

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  3. creative630

    June 18, 2013 at 09:13

    * Appreciates AC/DC reference *

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      June 18, 2013 at 10:04

      Have an upvote for your excellent taste in music.

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      • creative630

        June 18, 2013 at 10:46

        Same to you sir!

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  4. Jakster

    June 18, 2013 at 09:36

    ” For those who appreciate colours, we do offer them for other platforms” << Can I have a pink Vita? Yes? No? Moron!1!1!!!!!!!

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    • Argentil

      June 18, 2013 at 10:05

      All in due time. There was a pink PSP after all. I know you’re joking, but when the Vita gets a few more girly games in its library, they’ll release a pink version.

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  5. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 18, 2013 at 11:36

    You know what is weird yet funny yet weird. On the main Lazygamer.net page, when you see this very article’s header, it reads “EAD SEX” and a fat hairy guy O_O

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  6. Lacerz

    January 24, 2016 at 21:47

    Why is this in my newsfeed? It’s 2 1/2 years old. PS4 won.

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