Explore 360-degree 3D models of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Get up close and personal with the hottest gaming hardware coming from Microsoft and Sony. Bonus: Chat up aesthetics in the comments.

Which one do you fancy? Image by Christopher MacManus/CNET

Even if you've seen a plethora of images and videos showing the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from every possible angle, the following high-quality 3D renders, with 360-degree pan and zoom, give you a fuller impression of each console.

Using modeling programs like Blender and Maya, designers JC Volumic and Sylvain Bernard created very accurate 3D renders of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The interactive experience, hosted on Sketchfab, lets you check out just about every conceivable angle of the two highly anticipated gaming devices. Most modern smartphones should be able to view these renders, too.

Here's the PlayStation 4:

And the Xbox One:

On a related note, don't miss some of the better size comparisons starring the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 4 slanted design looks sleeker and smaller, but the Xbox One also has an aesthetic appeal, yet it's unappealing that Microsoft built such a big console. When standing upright, the Xbox One even trumps the height (but not the thickness) of the original gigantic PlayStation 3.

Readers, what do you think about the designs of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4?

Read the full CNET Review

Sony PlayStation 4

The Bottom Line: The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now. / Read full review

Read the full CNET Review

Microsoft Xbox One

The Bottom Line: The Xbox One goes beyond gaming with its ambitious live TV integration, but at launch it can't deliver a knockout blow to the PS4 due to a higher price and uneven voice control. We suggest you wait for improvements, but for now, the Xbox One is better suited to forgiving early adopters. / Read full review

About the author

Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.

 

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