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These consoles are fake!

Over the next three pages you're going to find some of the best and worst fake consoles to ever grace the ‘nets. Some have been rendered quite professionally by respectable publications. Others look like they've been knocked up by some kid in his room using Photoshop. While the most dedicated have gone that extra mental mile and physically built crude contraptions in an effort to fool folk.


Above: We’re gutted the BS never saw the light of day. We had our pre-orders in and everything

Fake Xbox 360

Hmmmm, an interesting attempt. Even if it looks more like a Guilty Spark-style curiosity than cutting edge console. This was one of the earliest designs to be leaked out from mysterious sources before the console's official unveiling.

Fake PS3



Alright, so its looks like a DAB radio and supports 'death in disc format' UMDs. Still, there's a certain sleekness about this PS3 mock-up we sort of like. It had a lot of us fooled, too. Well, at least until the story broke that one of our sister mags in the UK, PSM2, had mocked-up the images themselves.

Fake Xbox portable

We're not sure which mag published this design, but it was certainly brave. The worst D-pad ever complimented with an equally shitty looking stick?



Published by technology mag, T3, this ain't a bad attempt. It looks a little too much like a GPS for our liking, though. Maybe it can help Niko find a quiet spot to get away from all those heckling phone calls.

Just what every good portable console needs: a keyboard that's bigger than the actual screen. Fail.

Talk about hitting every branch of the ugly tree. Twice. This is one hideous handheld. Unsurprisingly, it was apparently created by a fan. For shame shoddy Photoshop design.

Fake iGame


This was originally printed in EGM, as part of a prank for their April issue in 2006.

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66 comments

  • theflamenite - August 17, 2009 8:08 a.m.

    i want an xbox portible and bs because the bs is f***** up
  • dutchmonkey - July 2, 2009 1:02 a.m.

    the psp/nintendo pocket looks like someone made it work... but then again im on a crappy hotel computer and cant see that well... 2 sticks!!! that would be the day.
  • dutchmonkey - July 2, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    the small ps3 would be stolen so much easier than the 360... both an utter fail.
  • Thequestion 121 - June 28, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    I loved the second fake GameCube image. That looks so cool.
  • mastersword369 - June 26, 2009 7:08 p.m.

    Man, I would buy that portable Gamecube! But... how is Wind Waker playing if the disc is only half in?
  • JakkedGamer - June 26, 2009 8:22 a.m.

    I swear i have seen that stupid spherical 360 b4, and the ps3 grill is awesome, i would buy a ps3 only 4 that reason( it's the only thing i've seen a ps3 do well).
  • gmilf71 - June 26, 2009 4:11 a.m.

    Lol I like the xbox 2 and the sony foreman grill.
  • bob1484sh - June 26, 2009 2:56 a.m.

    That Nintendo BS looks awesome. I would totally buy one if it wasn't fake
  • Bodock - June 25, 2009 9:20 p.m.

    man i wouldve payed for that portable gamecube it looked so cool :|
  • oreomonkey - June 25, 2009 2:53 p.m.

    If you walked into a bus with the The Nintendo BS every one would be staring at you thinking, "Wow, just wow..."
  • MitsuharuSan - June 25, 2009 3:32 a.m.

    Am I the only one noticing that one of the PSP's looks like...well, like a penis? Notice the "balls" and all..
  • NanoElite666 - June 25, 2009 3:04 a.m.

    I see your sausage-grilling PS3, and raise you one PS2-game-playing toaster! Behold: http://blue-sky-complex.deviantart.com/art/PSToast-41763594
  • marioman523 - June 25, 2009 12:38 a.m.

    Love the sony Foreman Grill. Have one in my basement....
  • michaelmcc827 - June 24, 2009 11:26 p.m.

    yay great article! love the pspboy.
  • td823934 - June 24, 2009 10:35 p.m.

    How could anyone fall for the Nintendo BS? Seriously. BS can only mean one possible thing. bull@#$%. reCaptcha: miguel polygons
  • MGS4SolidSnake - June 24, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    alright those psp dont look better then the original...whats the point of two analog if there so far apart..the best psp one was the pspboy or the actual psp
  • Doorstop - June 24, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    I love the Fake Xbox on Page 3. It seriously made me lol. You could kill someone with that if you tossed it at them.
  • CRYPTONiC - June 24, 2009 6:37 p.m.

    I want one of those gamecube ds things
  • sft10 - June 24, 2009 6:22 p.m.

    lol a "grillstation"
  • GoldenMe - June 24, 2009 6:21 p.m.

    Holy halibut, GamesRadar! This article is winning internets! I <3 you guys.

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