The folks over at Kikizo Games have what appear to be the first official pics of the Xbox 360:
We will say however that while we’re certain these are genuine images, there is still a chance that minor modifications will be made before the machine’s final retail debut – in the same way that minor changes were made to systems like Dreamcast, PSP and DS from their initial designs.
Xbox 360’s sleek and uncluttered design is arguably one of the finest looking home consoles to date. Unquestionably out-classing the original Xbox design, 360’s casing boasts a deceptively simple style that betrays the inevitably monstrous capability of the hardware inside.
The pics were leaked last night to online news sites and confirmed by various contacts, though nothing official from the folks at Microsoft. A second picture shows the side of the new Xbox with the optional hard drive installed, which conforms with the design from a closeup shot released on an viral marketing website for the Xbox 360 that’s been set up called OurColony.net that doesn’t have the hard drive present. So it looks like the cat is out of the bag before the big unveiling event that’s to be held on MTV just before E3.
I have to admit, this design looks a lot better than the previous one. It appears to confirm that the controllers will be wireless as well seeing as there are no controller ports to speak of. Will this be enough for Microsoft to wrest away domination of the console market from Sony?