I have a secret: I love console design updates. There’s just something, well, sexy about those sleek little boxes. All the same features tucked neatly into a smaller package, all the superfluity cut away.
Your normal collector tends to want the original, and there’s something to be said for the often iconic original visual profiles.
But I love the way that the redesigns are a bit more unexpected. The way there’s something a little off when you can still see the cartridge as you turn on your top-loading NES. And as the redesigns usually come pretty late in a console’s life cycle, they’re often a bit more quiet, a bit more reliable.
And when you have a bunch of consoles hooked up to a single TV, you appreciate every bit of space you can get.
I’ve never traded in a console for a new model before, but at 500 GB, that new super slim PS3 is an archivist’s dream. I’m drooling already.
Image from IGN.