Before I get slated for this article, I would just like to say that I am only reporting what Lev Grossman from Techland said. He reckons that the new Xbox 360 — Slim to some — is a step backwards when you look at what Sony has done with their PS3 games console.
He picks up on the point that the first Xbox 360 was rushed in its development, and although it was a hit with gamers, it was not good for the image of Microsoft. The reason for this was the corners that were cut to try and keep costs down and to get it out quick.
Microsoft has realized the error of its ways, but Grossman wonders if the new Xbox 360 is still one-step behind the likes of Sony. He points out that Sony started off with a black glossy finish on it’s PlayStation 3 as it was all the rage back then and has since gone to matte black for is slim model. Microsoft it seems was bit behind; they started off with the matte finish and now offer a glossy finish.
That is not the only issue, one reader on Techland points out how much the new Xbox 360 looks very much like the original Xbox — they should have stayed away from black in that case. We also have to point out that some of these new models have been overheating much like the previous ones, more information on this can be found on our recent post.
We are certain that most will not agree with what Grossman has said, what do you think?