Xbox 360 vs PlayStation 3: Designs and Revisions Ironies
I was looking at the new Xbox 360 S, with its glossy black finish and touch-sensitive buttons. Then I looked over at my PS3 Slim, with its matte black color and mechanical buttons. Suddenly, it hit me. What the flippityflop happened here?
The original Xbox 360 was a matte black or white color, and used physical buttons. Meanwhile, the original PlayStation 3 had a glossy black finish and featured touch-sensitive buttons.
Cut to present day, cue the hardware revisions, and what do we have? Some kind of design exchange was agreed upon and now they’re reversed. Now the 360 S is a glossy black fingerprint magnet with fancy-pants, touch-sensitive buttons, and the PS3 Slim switched to a more reserved matte black and clicky buttons.
I’m sure there’s some elaborate conspiracy theory behind all this. Time to put on my tin foil hat.