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Monday, May 23, 2005

The Wool Over Your Eyes.....

After looking around the internet and watching videos of the next-gen consoles in action, I find that the conspiracy theory against Sony for their CG presentations has a good argument. Seems I wasn't the only one that wanted to see some in-game footage of PS3 games! The primary question here is this:
  • Will the PS3 be able to render what they say it can, when neither of their previous consoles could render anywhere NEAR what their tech demos could suggest until the end of their cycle?

I'm just sick of hearing people talk about how much more powerful a system is, when there's only one actually fleshed out.

The thing I find most disturbing is the fact that both the 360 and the PS3 will be around equal after Sony inevitably reduces their specs to compete with the price of the competition (That is if MS doesn't try to sell the 360 for over $400 - PS3's looking to cost $465!!). The ground that MS gains by releasing early might just be what it needs to get even or maybe even a heads up this gen. Statisically, the most powerful console created has NEVER won in a console cycle, so if PS3 is more powerful, they have to break some records and keep their console prices low to compete with other lower-cost systems. They can't afford ANY losses as their TV and PC sales have been abysmal...

Bottom line is, all the consoles will have their ups and downs. PS3 will have all the devs it's had for the PS2 and maybe a lil bit more under the hood. 360 will have XNA, XBL, and a LOT more developers on their side. Nintendo has their first party titles that help them sell systems - mainly because of their excellent use of the console.

Which one will I have?

All of them :D.

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