Well, the concert last night was rad... But of course I forgot my camera again, so no picture fo yoo!..
It turns out that Sony has finally released more information regarding the Playstation 3's release in mid-2006... With the overwhelming response to the Xbox 360 game console at its $400 price point,
Sony will release their system for "under $400" (read: $399.99 9/10 + tax)... Update: Turns out this is bogus information fueled by some misinformed publishers... This is a large difference from the previously stated $650 price tag originally told by Sony execs... Their hardware in their PS3 console system costs well over that with the included $1,000+ next gen high definition / high density Blu-Ray dvd drive... Sony told the press that "...the PS3 will initially be sold at a significant loss in order to drive the Blu-Ray next-generation DVD standard out into the marketplace.".. (Microsoft is stated as losing $126 for each Xbox sold)
For those unfamiliar with the next-gen dvd war - Blu-Ray (Sony's brainchild) holds 25GB on a single layer whereas HD-DVD (Toshiba's bitch) will hold 15GB... This will more than definately give Sony the edge in the entertainment industry come PS3's release... But it should be noted that no game developer as of yet has maxed out the storage capacity of a standard dvd disc... Good news for Microsoft...
To further entice the deal, Sony said, ".. [the PS3] will come with a bundle of games, movies, and TV shows, many of which Sony also makes.".. It might just be worth the wait afterall... So to help the normal "I don't know which fuckin system to buy" person, I decided to make this little chart to make it easier to decide between the two systems...
Should You Waste Money on a "Next-Gen" Game Console?
|Xbox 360||Playstation 3|
|Processor||Custom IBM PowerPC CPU @ 3.2GHz||Cell Processor @ 3.2 GHz|
|Graphics||Custom ATI Processor||RSX "Reality Synthesizer"|
|Memory||512MB (shared with CPU & GPU)||256MB (down from 512 as speculated)|
|Storage||20GB Removable||2.5in Removable Hard Drive (size not released)|
|Optical Medium||Dual Layer DVD||Blu-Ray DVD|
|Video Support||480p, 480i, 720p, 1080i||480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and Dual Screen support|
|Backwards Compatibility||Not 100% - Click for list of games||Full|
|Controller Support||4 Wireless
|Other Connectors||3 USB 2.0
2 Memory Slots
6 USB 2.0
CF Slot (I, II)
Memory Stick Mem Stick Duo
1 x Optical Audio
|Logo Text||Arial Bold||Spiderman Movie Font|
|Screen Shots||Click Here||
|Misc. Shit||Mod-able?||Region Free|