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If You Do Pick Up a PS4 or Xbox One, These Skins Will Make Them More Comforting

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

NES, we love you

Well, the 'console wars', 'resolution wars' and 'tedious one-upmanship wars' are well underway, with some pinning their flags to a console and declaring all others null and void. Of course, that's not the healthiest or most useful way to go about enjoying video games, but some will do so nevertheless.

But still, it's OK to have multiple systems — assuming you have lots of cash to do so — and still have a sentimental attachment to one brand or other, so perhaps these skins from House of Grafix will help. If you pick up a PS4 or Xbox One and they're not Nintendo enough for you, then you can dress them up as darn pretty NES systems; let the Bit Wars commence.

They're reasonably priced, too, and we hope will bring unity to warring gamers. Oh, who are we kidding...

[via kotaku.com, houseofgrafix.net]

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User Comments (43)

MAB

#1

MAB said:

They both look like a giant betamax... I would need to build a extension onto my house just for somewhere to put these monstrosities ;)

Ichiban

#2

Ichiban said:

Getting my PS4 this week (29th in Australia it drops), and i gotta say the NES skin looks pretty sweet!

FritzFrapp

#5

FritzFrapp said:

If only they'd accept NES cartridges as well, then the punters would have some decent games to play on them... :p

WiiLovePeace

#8

WiiLovePeace said:

I think the consoles look better as they originally are, without the 'NES knockoff' look added to them. But to each their own...

Kaze_Memaryu

#13

Kaze_Memaryu said:

No. These skin make them look better, but they don't change my interest on a gaming aspect - not a single game I'd want to get.

ToniK

#17

ToniK said:

If the U doesn't get enough games in the long run I'll probably get PS4 sooner or later, probably later. If these skins try to approach me, I'll get a restraining order though :D The NES was never popular because of the looks.

daveh30

#19

daveh30 said:

I have a skin like that on my Wii U.... best part is the NES controller skin for the gamepad. love it!

Rafie

#21

Rafie said:

@daveh30 I would do something like that for my Wii U since it's a Nintendo console, but not the others. I do admit the Kinect looks great like that though.

Savino

#26

Savino said:

All the three consoles are sad pices of design! WiiU is small and tha's a good thing... Because, the other two are bigger than my room!

Kirk

#27

Kirk said:

The idea is interesting but those skins just make the consoles look cheap and tacky.

DESS-M-8

#31

DESS-M-8 said:

My wallpaper for my ps3 has been te Nintendo logo, followed by the Wii U logo ever since it's been in my house. Just gives it that bit of quality that it was lacking

DESS-M-8

#32

DESS-M-8 said:

My wallpaper for my ps3 has been te Nintendo logo, followed by the Wii U logo ever since it's been in my house. Just gives it that bit of quality that it was lacking

element187

#34

element187 said:

@MadAussieBloke funny you say that. Microsoft had to make their system so big because they don't even want to chance another red ring of death. Bigger the case gives more air flow, less chances of overheating and frying components. Sony probably should have done the same with all the reports of PS4's bricking now.

SetupDisk

#35

SetupDisk said:

This is an insult to the NES and the designs of the PS4 and Xbox One. They both look horrible. Leave they as they are or hook up a real nes.

Melkaticox

#36

Melkaticox said:

As pretty as the PS4 skin looks (kinda), the libraries for both consoles are still terrible, specially PS4's.

AutumnShantel

#37

AutumnShantel said:

Doubt I'd ever get either console... the only non-Nintendo system I have is the PSVita. But if my husband ever got a PS4 or Xbox One, I might consider it just to be stupid. Because they're not really that attractive...

Gallimastro

#38

Gallimastro said:

It's going to be roughly two years before either console will have a decent library. Learned my lesson from 360 and the PS3.

Of course if the new fallout game is coming to next gen I'll have no choice but to submit... or get a better PC.

ecco6t9

#40

ecco6t9 said:

Humorous that people bad mouth and talk down about Nintendo but what's the first things they do?
NES/SNES style skins.
NES/SNES/GBA emulation on phones.
NES inspired levels in Little Big Planet.

JaxonH

#41

JaxonH said:

@Frapp
Haha... that's harsh, but after all the Wii U hate, lies and general insults directed at anything Wii U (like Wii U doesn't do online or voice chat, or even better, Wii U has no games- TRIPLE EYE ROLL) I read on here from Sony and MS fans, I hardly feel guilty laughing about it lol...

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH said:

@Rafie
You should've seen yesterday's article. I ended up defending the Wii U against 2 guys on here who tried saying all Wii U games are inferior and not even worth mentioning, that Wii U doesn't even have basic features, and one even said Wii U owners don't know what online is or voice chat. I heard it all, how there's not a single Wii U game worth playing til Mario 3D World, etc. etc. etc.

It's taking that kind of abuse from all angles 24/7 on gaming sites that makes a person a bit calloused toward the fanbase and company who's fans are perpetrating such outrageous lies. I just got my PS4, as I've always gamed multi-console, but I'd be lying if I said I haven't developed a slight resentment toward Sony and MS fanboys, and by extention, Sony and MS, for always having to defend Nintendo against such remarks.

Perhaps others on this site have similar sentiments as I? Just throwing that out there.

thatguyEZ

#43

thatguyEZ said:

@JaxonH I agree, I've always been Sony/Ninty all the way. Plus a 360 in there, but I'd say Xbone fanboys are the worst. You can't even talk to them seriously because they all act like 12 year olds. But I'm loving the PS4, I think I'll always have at least one Sony and Nintendo console in my house. But I'm not a big fan of these skins, they just seem kind of pointless (and ugly). I mean I really like the way the PS4 looks by default so I'd never pick up a skin for it regardless.

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