One thing the original Xbox took flak for, and rightly so, was it's size. Compared to even the full-fat original PS2 it looked cumbersome. Next to the slimline one it looked positively gargantuan, redolent of an over-stuffed suitcase.
When first shots of the Xbox 360 began to circulate, it seemed that Microsoft had learned the error of its ways, and was going to deliver a console that didn't look like they'd stuffed a desktop PC inside it.
Cunning concave lines and a bright new colour scheme made the 360 appear compact and good-looking.
But today our 360 arrived - and it's well... it's not compact, indeed it's big. Bigger, in total, than the original Xbox. And it's sort of cream coloured, like PCs used to be before Apple and Dell freed us from such drudgery. The 360, unlike the original Xbox, utilises an external power-brick which in itself dwarfs the slimline PS2, making the whole package a good deal larger than the Xbox 1.
In fairness to Microsoft, there's no indication that the PS3 will be anything but a porker and it's convex lines will likely make it look fatter still - a mistake made by the original Xbox. And Xbox 360 does pack more power (and therefore probably produces more heat) than its predecessor.