They’re pretty, if not actually any more functional.
While the Tokyo Games Show doesn’t get as much press as something like E3 or PAX, there are plenty of things to see and learn during the event. One of the most interesting if not mindblowing tidbits we got a look at this year are some planned new looks for the PS4, the PS Vita and the dualshock controllers for Sony’s flagship console. It looks as though the company doesn’t just want to win the console wars based on how well their device is performing technically, they also want to “out pretty” the Microsoft Xbox One.
IGN.com got some good pictures of the rather colorful versions of Sony’s hardware including some PS4s that appear to come in all kinds of different color varieties. The company is apparently taking the same tact with the Vita, which is getting at least a bit of a redesign despite rumors of it’s demise not being all that exaggerated. There was also a pretty decent look at the controllers which got a new look and even had one model that was actually see through.
None of these are expected to have any real bearing on how they perform. The different colored HDD covers would at least allow people to have their PS4s stand out from the crowd. Of course, that would also mean they’d have to be sold outside of Japan. There’s not currently any concrete evidence these different colored pieces of equipment are going to be sold in North America or Europe. Check the pictures below of the new looks.