PS3 Packaging

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Infrared, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    I look at the pictures here and the PS3 slim looks really
    nicely designed inside:

    That much is encouraging and is very much more important
    than what I'm about to mention. But... I have to say it, I do
    love a nice box. And I love the way Apple wraps up everything
    so beautifully you have that emotional attachment even before
    you start using their stuff. Even the USB connectors have their
    own individual wrappers.

    In that respect the PS3 packaging is pretty ghastly. I mean,
    seriously, is this the best they could manage? o_O

    That's the sort of cheapo cardboard I'd expect cereal packets
    to come in. But then, perhaps I'm a bit strange with my boxing
    obsession. So, am I the only one that cares about this stuff?
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
  3. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    That may or may not be true. Over the years, however, Sony
    has produced some wonderfully designed products (e.g. some
    of their minidisc players). I would have thought designing nice
    packaging would be the easy bit.
  4. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    the box for the slim is 100 times better than the orignal the Slim you can actaully use it to carry around if you want to go somewhere with it.

    though id still recomend finding something better to cary it in :)
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hmm? The box for my original fat PS3 (early 2008, 40GB model) has a handle on the box, easy as heck to carry.
  6. happydudeca macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Is this really a thread complaining about a box? :rolleyes:
  7. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
  8. clownbaby macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    I'm glad someone said it. Seems like there really is no pleasing some people.
  9. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Pass all your complaints to the hooker on the left....

    Oh wait...

    Different box....

  10. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    You keep the box I'll take the PS3...
  11. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    Not so much the box itself as the internal box compartments.

    They are made of what looks like the cheapest grade cardboard
    money can buy. I'm not sure they are very good at doing what
    they need to do: protect the machine when it's being stored in
    the box.
  12. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    The PSP box here is quite nice. It's a bit Apple-ish in that everything is stacked and seperated.

    Apple do go above and beyond the call of duty for some things though, packaging being one of them. It's not fair to criticise virtually everyone else because Apple are one of the few to make pretty boxes.
  13. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    Opened a Wii or 360 any time recently? Identical packaging style. Or a TV? Most consumer packaging is minimal and cheap, because it's a waste of money to spend lots on it when it'll probably go in the bin.
  14. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    It doesn't matter if Sony produced some nice looking products, Sony is not a design company. For Apple, industrial design is the product. How a Mac looks like is not an after thought, it is the thought.
  15. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    You are absolultley incorrect. Sony spends quite a bit of time and money in to industrial design. Sony is as much a design company as Apple is, in fact they have awards to prove it. Sony and how their products look is taken as serious as Apple takes it, sure its not white and at times not minimalistic, but at least it's not out of date technology wise before its even out of the box (hello every apple pc out there). :eek:;)


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