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Nekki
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(09-27-2012, 01:47 AM)
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So, a while ago, i was wondering about this very same topic, and since the 3DS, Vita, Wii U announcements it was normal to see a couple mock-ups, and it got me interested in the topic.

So lately i've been trying to do some research on them, and had been wondering just how far back it goes... I'll start with the obvious ones since they're most recent.

Wii U



This is by far the most known mock-up for Project Cafe, although the first one was in full black. It promised very easy porting from PC and X360.





More interesting Project Cafe mock-ups i've found while looking around. Second one seems to be heavily influenced by the ps2 Slim design, heh.

Some mockups of the UPad





PS4




PS4 mock-ups seem to be a lot more futuristic-like, even though some designs are quite crazy, but imo more interesting than the Wii U designs.




Notice the integration of a screen on the controller on these, hehe.



Xbox 720





This second one is the one i've seen around the most. But the next one is quite interesting, even if not realistic.



That gamepad looks... like it came from outer space, and completely unusable. Can't figure out what the rest are. Probably a mouse, and a hard disk?



The above design seems somewhat inspired on the OnLive console.

Okay, i think that's enough for the upcoming generations. Let's take a look at the current gen.

Xbox 360

Known during development as Xbox 2, NextBox or Xbox Next, looking up mock-ups for this console doesn't yield too many interesting results.



This seems to just be an Xbox-like design for the 2nd iteration. Anyhow, it's very poor.



When it was known that it would be called 360, some people thought about a spherical design.



A mock-up for the 360 Slim, next to an original 360.

Wii which carried the name Revolution internally.



This format is similar to the GameCube, except it's been flattened and made into a circular shape. It looks more "futuristic" as well.



Another impossible mock-up



A mock-up of the front of the console, notice the lack of controller ports, which are probably underneath the lid down there.



Controller mock-up.

PS3

As usual, to me PS has the best mock-ups hehe.



This one seems nice, even though i'm not too fond of the visible disc.



This one seems kinda weird.. but hey look at that, it has a UMD slot! (rehosted)



A blockier variation on the design.



And a slim mock-up.

Well, what about going back even further??

Gamecube aka as Dolphin.



Dolphin mock-up, extracted from this very own forum :P

A mock-up of a supposed controller for the dolphin, from IGN.



And i'm spent.

i know there are at least one or two PS2 that i had seen sometime, but i just can't find them or remember well. Dunno about the original Xbox either.

If anybody could contribute more, that'd be fantastic :D

There are other consoles with good mockups probably, and there are still prototypes and the like that are equally interesting. Of course there's still the topic on handhelds, which i will touch later hehe.

Anyway, hope you find this interesting!
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Mihael Mello Keehl
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(09-27-2012, 01:50 AM)
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Thank god nintendo did not go with slide pads.
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(09-27-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Oh man. One of my secret loves is console mockups. They're always so utterly terrible in retrospect.
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(09-27-2012, 01:52 AM)
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one of these is a real system.
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(09-27-2012, 01:53 AM)
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... I see what you did there... :)
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(09-27-2012, 01:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

one of these is a real system.

We should sue Sony for taking our design

=3
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(09-27-2012, 01:56 AM)
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better than the real thing
SeriousApes
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(09-27-2012, 01:57 AM)
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This one was made by a Gaffer, IIRC. It was based on the leaked PS3 Slim v.2 pictures.
It's pretty much spot on.

That purple Dolphin controller looks unusable.
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grimshawish
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(09-27-2012, 01:59 AM)
Awesome thread man! Would love to see this updated over time.

Originally Posted by Nekki

Wii U


Sexy.

PS4


This one seems nice, even though i'm not too fond of the visible disc.

Lol - thats a PS3 Slim 2!
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(09-27-2012, 02:01 AM)
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Aw, you're missing the Revolution one that looked like a gray turtle and had a bunch of pie-in-the-sky specs.
Nekki
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(09-27-2012, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

Aw, you're missing the Revolution one that looked like a gray turtle and had a bunch of pie-in-the-sky specs.

I didn't find that one! If you happen to find it, share it here :D
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(09-27-2012, 02:06 AM)
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Heck I'll add a couple I came up with for some articles, though they were never intended to be serious hoaxes:


The Gameboy Cubed

... the portable I would have rather had Nintendo release than a 3DS.


The PS3+

...I imagine Sony kept manufacturing the full BC PS3 as a separate SKU.
Obviously this one didn't take much effort.


The PSP Too

...UMD drive add-on for the Vita to allow for full PSP backwards compatibility.

I just use Photoshop and stitch something together out of existing products...
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(09-27-2012, 02:07 AM)
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What the Vita should have looked like
Gamer @ Heart
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(09-27-2012, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by chertipros



What the Vita should have looked like

Its pretty but holding that thing for more than an hour would be terrible.
SeriousApes
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(09-27-2012, 02:11 AM)
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You know you want this in your living room in 2014.
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(09-27-2012, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by SeriousApes

This one was made by a Gaffer, IIRC. It was based on the leaked PS3 Slim v.2 pictures.
It's pretty much spot on.

That purple Dolphin controller looks unusable.

I believe it was aswell.

Originally Posted by grimshawish

Awesome thread man! Would love to see this updated over time.



Sexy.



Lol - thats a PS3 Slim 2!

I remember when sony registered a new ps3 version and there was a thread of mock up such at that 1
Nekki
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(09-27-2012, 02:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by SeriousApes



You know you want this in your living room in 2014.

Halo bundle.
grimshawish
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(09-27-2012, 02:14 AM)

Originally Posted by chertipros



What the Vita should have looked like

Move the sliders to 2 sliders that pull outwards horizontally and then clip forwards and its a winner :)
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I feel like "3G warning" or "bandwidth caps warning" would be more appropriate in tyool 2012 imo
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(09-27-2012, 02:19 AM)
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Slim 360 looks nice.
JazzmanZ
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(09-27-2012, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meelow

How did you forget this one OP
Nekki
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(09-27-2012, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by JazzmanZ

How did you forget this one OP


Was trying to do a more.. "existing" consoles but yeah, it's pretty awesome lol.
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(09-27-2012, 02:59 AM)
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I would bleedin' LOVE this
bryehn
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(09-27-2012, 03:02 AM)
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Nice, love the PS3 one.
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(09-27-2012, 03:13 AM)
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It's really hard to find any PS2 mock-ups, but I remember seeing this in grade school

I assume this was created before Sony officially revealed it to the public.

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(09-27-2012, 03:13 AM)
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Love how all the PS4 ones still have a standard dual shock styled controller with the big departure being what amounts to a colored VMU. Definitely foresee some fanboy tears coming out of that. There's almost no chance Sony can ship a console expected to remain viable through the year 2020 with a slightly reformed dual shock.
grimshawish
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(09-27-2012, 03:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Reallink

Love how all the PS4 ones still have a standard dual shock styled controller with the big departure being what amounts to a colored VMU. Definitely foresee some fanboy tears coming out of that. There's almost no chance Sony can ship a console expected to remain viable through the year 2020 with a slightly reformed dual shock.

To be fair...its Sony - they probably will :d
What I find funniest are the attempts to make a screen fit the design :D

This looks really nice, but the colours may be lying to me :D
Dual shock needs to change though. Its one of those 'can't go back' type controllers.
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(09-27-2012, 03:21 AM)
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Horrible looking font aside, I still really like this. Different, but still doable.
Nekki
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(09-27-2012, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

To be fair...its Sony - they probably will :d
What I find funniest are the attempts to make a screen fit the design :D

This looks really nice, but the colours may be lying to me :D
Dual shock needs to change though. Its one of those 'can't go back' type controllers.

I like that design as well. And yeah, the integrated screen is hilarious haha.
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(09-27-2012, 03:42 AM)
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Most mockups bug me, especially the handhelds, because they are usually not ergonomic at all.
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(09-27-2012, 03:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nekki



I always liked these two
Majine
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(09-27-2012, 04:01 AM)
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You can tell most of these people don't work with this stuff. Talking about production cost, sensible dimensions for the tv space, neutral designchoices etc.
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(09-27-2012, 04:21 AM)
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My favorite:

thomasmahler
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(09-27-2012, 10:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by chertipros



What the Vita should have looked like

I hate that people think this design is good.

Have you ever held a PSP Go or a Xperia Play? It's that exact kind of thing and it feels absolutely TERRIBLE to play with those devices. The buttons and the digipad have to be very flat for the slide mechanic to work properly and they just feel terrible on those things.

I much prefer the original PSP or the Vita design to this crap. Excellent example of form over function.
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(09-27-2012, 10:25 AM)
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Most of these are abominations. And now everyone realizes how much worse the Super Slim could have been...
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(09-27-2012, 10:25 AM)
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sexy
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(09-27-2012, 10:37 AM)
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ugly console aside, that controller is interesting, I imagine you can take out the screen and function as small tablet, or like an ipod.
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(09-27-2012, 10:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

ugly console aside, that controller is interesting, I imagine you can take out the screen and function as small tablet, or like an ipod.

Or just allow for an app to have on an ipad, mobile phone etc.
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(09-27-2012, 10:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Currygan



I would bleedin' LOVE this

I would KILL for that thing
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ps4



madmackem
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(09-27-2012, 10:56 AM)
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Most of those pad designs look like they would fucking ruining your hands within hours. Form over looks any day of the week for me.
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Originally Posted by TurkishEmperor



sexy

Yes, quite lovely.
Augustus
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(09-27-2012, 11:06 AM)
Basically take any PS4 mock up and double its size and you might be close
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(09-27-2012, 11:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by spats

ps4

That is sex.
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(09-27-2012, 11:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by neptunes

It's really hard to find any PS2 mock-ups, but I remember seeing this in grade school

I assume this was created before Sony officially revealed it to the public.

This design reminds me a lot of the JVC Wondermega:



Only flipped.

And here's a classic mockup:

The original NES with wireless controllers, keyboard and data tapedeck.
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(09-27-2012, 11:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by spats

ps4

Sleek as fuark!
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(09-27-2012, 11:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by spats

ps4

Nearly every mock-up posted in this thread is embarrasingly poor, but I think this is fairly realistic. The only problem is that it doesn't look like a games machine, it looks like a DVD player. It would also need to be bulkier in the first rendition. I suspect more black, less brushed metal.
Nekki
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(09-27-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by spats

ps4

This one is quite nice, very good find!

Originally Posted by MrCunningham

And here's a classic mockup:

The original NES with wireless controllers, keyboard and data tapedeck.

Now this is awesome!!!
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(09-27-2012, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meelow

This and the video that went with it will forever be my favourite console mockup.
Didn't Nintendo want to hire the guy that made the video?

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