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Playstation 3 revealed

My word, barely a week has passed since Microsoft officially unveiled their new Xbox 360 console. Sony has now followed suite and revealed their Playstation 3. It is an online machine similar to the Xbox 360. Notable among the specs are its backward compatibility all the way back to PS1 games, built in wireless functionality with the ability to connect up to 7 PS3 wireless joypads at the same time as well as PSP connectivity, a 2.5 inch removable hard disk and it will use the Sony-endorsed Blu-ray high capacity DVDs. Of course it will also have all the processing and graphical muscles to produce stunning graphics that anyone will expect of a next generation games console.

Specs aside though, I am actually more seduced by the PS3’s design. Less than a week ago my mates and I were all commenting on how good the Xbox 360 looked and that it was definitely a move in the right direction for Microsoft. We all vowed that we would get one as soon as it is launched. But now it seems that it’s all but a faded memory. The PS3 just looks incredibly sexy. There is a definite tribute to the shape of the original PS2 here, but most of the right angles had been sexed up by beautiful curves. I am a little bit unsure about the banana-shaped joypad design though, but you can’t really tell if the pad’s any good unless it’s in your hands. Besides, the joypad design is not finalised as far as I am aware.

Microsoft is going to kick start the next generation of consoles with it’s early launch of the Xbox 360 this November whereas PS3 is currently scheduled for release next spring. Microsoft is hoping that the head start will give them a lead in the installation base so at least they can get a better foot hold this time round. Sega took a similar strategy with their Dreamcast console. To this date, many still mourn the early demise of this great console, I among them. However at the time of the Dreamcast's launch, PS1 had such an overwhelming installation and fan base that many gamers actually waited patiently for the arrival of the PS2 six months after the Dreamcast launch before they embraced the next generation of consoles. I just hope for Microsoft that history does not repeat itself here. [equiptalk]



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7:00 AM

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7:00 AM

not to mention PS3 is 2x the power of xbox360 from the specs, supports dual HD output too :)    



2:02 PM

lookin good. but how about game announcements?    



3:44 PM

looks like a PS2 with a new shell. didn't change the look too much. but anyway, still depends on performance.    



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