Sony laid out the design of the PlayStation 4 like an open book at its press conference earlier this evening – a fitting metaphor, considering the console kind of resembles a hard-back tome. The hardware has an angled surface to it, and has a pronounced split across the spine. There’s a splash of blue in there, which is definitely reminiscent of the PlayStation 2 days.

The question is: what do you think of it? Do you like the design, or do you think that it’s ugly? It’s definitely a lot more stylised than the Xbox One, which has a rather forgetful look to it. But that means that this is likely to prove much more divisive. Let us know your thoughts on the hardware in the comments section below.

What do you think of the PS4's hardware design? (85 votes)

Wow, I really like it

61%

Not sure, but it will grow on me

28%

Urgh, it’s ugly as sin

11%

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