I like it and it makes sense to have just “Xbox” on the top, given we are talking about a family of systems or a general brand, and then below “Xbox Series X” in the black band, to especify the console in particular. However, I think it could be confusing for less careful customers or not so into gaming ones, like parents looking for a present (a Xbox One game to be more specific) or such.
I have always loved the uniform nature of the spine, and I love it here, but I do wish the front of the box had a different design. While it’s true that a bunch of games at the start will be able to be played on the XBOX One and the Series X, eventually they will be Series X only, so it would be nice to see that reflected at the top of the box.
I did my own concept, but I’m not a graphic designer so I might be breaking some rules. But I wanted the art to shine, the clarity of which consoles can play it to be prominent, and to feature the black and white box logo which seems to be the next gen motif.
Honestly, they look like crap and too similar to what Xbox One is. I liked the black cases that Klobrille did a while back. They looked great. I would put “SERIES X” under the XBOX logo on the top left but other than that, it’s like perfect.
I think what REALLY needs to change is the return of the Xbox disk watermarking. Y’know the one on the OG Xbox and 360 disks that bordered the inside ring? I imagine it probably can’t happen because they switched to Blu-ray, but I always thought that was a cool touch.