I think both the Xbox and the PS3 (sans controller*) are stunningly beautiful. I think people just aren't quite ready for that look yet, a bit too avant-garde for them perhaps. Anyhow, people will get used to the look and it will begin to grow on them and their opinions will change real quick. Silly humans, so fickle and flibbertigibbetish.
*I don't really want to knock the controller until I try it. Who knows, maybe it's functionality is like no other. The aesthetics I can overcome if so.