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Extreme Console Mod Combines 360, PS3, and Wii

What do you get when you gut three current-gen consoles, stuff them in an acrylic enclosure, and add some accent lighting? This 3-in-1 mega console.

The video above showcases the result of a German modding group’s efforts to pack three consoles into one case with the intention of showcasing the hardware. Not only are all three consoles fully functional but you can get an up close and personal look at all the hardware. The build is light on details but for the most part it looks like they carefully stripped the consoles and custom mounted the hardware inside an acrylic PC case.

Extreme Console Modding [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/24/11

Comments (12)

  1. Saammy

    i know i’m not one to talk, but this doesn’t look that complicated.

    they just gut the system and put it into a case, and the only real “hard” part is making it all fit, and fitting in a cooler, etc.

  2. Irish_IT

    That looks awesome!!! And yes Saammy, this “looks easy” from the outside but I am sure it was a bear to have work all together in one box.

  3. Mario

    The power bricks outside the box are a huge disappointment though..

  4. merl

    Like the comments on youtube say, this is really stupid. The only hard part could have been the water cooling. Although you can get them for every system and would just have to connect them to one more powerful pump. In addition the case and those cheap lights look awful.

    It would have been cool if there weren’t three power supplies, three HDMI outputs and three dvd / br-rom drives. One of each in a small HTPC case, that’s what I was expecting when reading the headline to this article.

    But now you have an ugly tower with three consoles freed from warranty. And referring to the comments he actually tried to sell this thing on ebay for 20000€. Twenty K! Pfff…

  5. Gauvain

    Or you could just buy a PC.

  6. greendiamnond

    maybe your not seeing the point here they put all the processing of all three consoles on to one mother board into one case which is pretty and the concept of all three consoles in one package is pretty cool stop hating

  7. Demonlord

    Maybe they are hinting a future in which people can take the things the like and do it all on one machine. Hell throw in internet access and file management and who knows the the world could do with it…Hmmm… looks awfully like a PC!

  8. Shane

    @greendiamnond No, they’re not combining the consoles into a single mother board. Take another look inside the case. All they did was put the entirety of all three in the same case.

  9. smelise

    I’m more impressed with my PC for gaming. Why do people even buy consoles anymore? PC’s always had and always will have better graphics than home systems and you don’t need all that clutter inside the tower. I cant even look at console graphics anymore after being spoiled with the eye candy of the PC gaming world.

  10. Dale Hord

    What a bunch of whiners and bitchers you all are. This is what he likes and maybe he thought to try and see if there was a market for it. Just cause you don’t like it you have to knock it or the creator of it down. Yeah know what, give the kid a pat on the back once in a while and maybe some constructive critiques and maybe he might come up with something that you might like. Better yet if you think your so perfect and can do a better job than him, get off your fat ass and do something besides bitch and complain about what someone else is doing and do something for yourself once in a while.

  11. 99er

    @Dale, I agree with you one hundred percent. A lot of elitist snobs comment on this site.

    I have news for you people, PC gaming is where it’s at, but console based gaming a hell lot more practical for some people.

    Ignorance is bliss I suppose…

  12. Tyger722

    @Dale, Tell it like it is, Man!

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