I still think the original 360 design looks fine — it’s really held up well and feels a bit timeless. It’s the same with any other piece of design-work: go too contemporary with it (I’m looking at you, original Xbox) and it’s going to look dated really quickly. Leave well enough alone, I say.
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Sounds like that rumor about a new, smaller Xbox 360 coming next year might have a shorter life than a red-ringing console. Specifying the release of “slimmed down SKU in 2009”, Microsoft representative let us know today that “While we don’t normally comment on rumors like this, we can tell you that we have no plans to release a new console in 2009”. Yep, rumor assassinated, just like that. Of course, there still exists the possibility that Microsoft’s just playing coy to prevent a little bit of Osborne effect from creeping in during their heated battle with the PS3 — but they did go out of their way to directly comment on the rumor, so take it as you will.