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Xbox 360 S for home console and PS Vita for handheld.



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shikamaru317 said:

My top 5 based purely on aesthetics:

1. Xbox 360 S


2. Xbox Series X


3. Sega Genesis 2


4. Xbox One X


5. Xbox 360

And though no Nintendo or Sony systems make my top 5, my favorite looking Nintendo console is the New Switch OLED in Black and White, while my favorite looking Sony console is the PS2.

I loved Model 2 genesis , Here's model 1 High Definition version, theres a model 1 without high definition

You can look for PSX , Sony First console back then I always said I wanted one , which I did  it was too beautiful also loved PS2 and Fat PS3.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

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Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

archbrix said:

NES, Super Famicom, PS One, Gamecube and Wii are among my favorite looking consoles. The GBA SP and the DS Lite are the best looking handhelds aesthetically.

Will you be doing one of these for the worst looking console? Because I'll just put in my vote for the PS5 now. Its ugly design combined with its huge size make it the worst looking console from any game company in the last three decades (my opinion).

Check out this bad boy I hads this version Gameboy Micro 



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

I was pretty in love with the original xbox design. The jewel on top could have had better detail. How ‘bout that big ole X??http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/images/2000s/01_MS_Xb/xbox-smoke-japan.jpg

The first one was a pretty gnarly green - super dank and saucy. I know I have weird taste but it was dripping with original flavor. Certainly gave an unusual mood to game time especially Halo. 



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In terms of the best mass appeal console design, I’d give it to PlayStation the entire way. Everyone of their systems hit the mark beautifully imo





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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

XBox is usually quite presentable. Wasn’t really a fan of the launch 360 but the redesigns were good. Series X and S and the One X are top contenders.

Sony is hit and miss. PS3 was nice in its time as was PS1. The PS3 Super Slim however was not. PS4 was okayish but the PS5 is hideous. What were they thinking really. This thing is so appalling it actively makes me not want one. Definitely the worst looking main console out there.

Nintendo usually flat in this regard. None are ugly, none are exceptional. Still though most gravitate to a positive side. Except the SNES, the PAL SNES/Super Famicom I mean. Though it’s still not ugly it would maybe be a weird look for something that came out today, but relative to its time this was a looker.

Of the other ones, Atari 2600 was quite nice, as was SEGA Dreamcast of course, this latter one is one of the main contenders actually.

Picking a winner isn’t really easy, for me it’s down to Series X, SNES (PAL) or Dreamcast. Maybe I’d actually say Dreamcast.



I have to go with Atari 2600 - it looked a lot like little brother of some analog synthesizer from that period (like Minimoog or Prophet-5)



I like small and simple designs (preferably in black)

- Sega Genesis, system 2


- PS2 slim


- GameCube (Jet Black)


- Xbox One X

Last edited by Kristof81 - on 08 December 2021