One of the reasons I’m not so much of a big console gamer anymore is the speed of turnaround on the equipment. It seemed like I’d only had an original PlayStation for a handful of months before the PS2 was bought out and then the PS3 turned up. I remember thinking Fable was the nuts for the Xbox and then Microsoft dropped the Xbox360.
I never upgraded to the next generation of consoles and I’m glad I didn’t and I’m glad – there’s already talk about PS4 designs and what the 720 will look like.
There’s another reason, and yeah I know they’re fake but…
Although the second shot could easily be a prototype without the casing on it… But: as far fetched as they are, for someone who grew up with NES controllers with a simple A and B and thought that the Megadrive’s A,B and C was flash – all the Xbox controllers and accessories seem on a level with this.
I remember graduating from the two-button jobs and suddenly learning phrases like “shoulder buttons” “l3” and “sidestep” when it came to movement.
Still, complicated games call for complicated controls I guess. Then again, if the 720 looks anything like this I’ll be in line: