Originally Posted by BuffaloBill
Looks matter. The slim PS3 looks so much better sitting next to my tv than the first model did. It was so big and bulky and collected way too much dust. There's a reason the Nintendo 64 hardware came in so many different colors. If looks weren't important, people wouldn't buy those limited edition consoles either.
You can't say you aren't curious to see how the new Playstation looks.
If I didn't already have a ps3 I would have bought that one. You are right though, looks are important. They might not necessarily be the top reason when justifying a purchase but no one wants to buy an ugly product if they have the option within a reasonable price range.