Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 22:06 UTC
Games "Yes, it's true. It's not made out of wood, it's not behind bullet-proof glass at the Tokyo Game Show - it's a real live PS3 and we're really playing it. The two Sony reps that were kind enough to bring us the machine brought it in a bag, popped it out and placed it on our table. We connected it to our TV and we were away. Forget any dev-kit speculation and empty cases. PS3 is real and it works brilliantly."
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RE: Stiff competition now
by Don Grayson on Wed 4th Oct 2006 02:34 UTC in reply to "Stiff competition now"
Don Grayson
Member since:
2006-01-01

Yeah, both XBox editions are cheaper than the PS3. That is until you add in the cost of that external HD-DVD player in which case the prices become very similar.

Consider that since the HD-DVD drive wasn't included with the stock XBox 360 then very few developers will write software to take advantage of the format because they can't depend on it being there. It's the same mistake that Sony made with the Hard Drive add-on.

Not including the HD-DVD player in the stock XBox360 also means that Sony will get a tremendous market boost for their Blu-Ray disc format, as it's easier to rationalize a $600 game console & next gen dvd player than two seperate machines. With increased Blu-Ray market penetration, Blu-Ray will become cheaper faster, further entrenching the format.

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RE[2]: Stiff competition now
by nutshell42 on Wed 4th Oct 2006 14:52 in reply to "RE: Stiff competition now"
nutshell42 Member since:
2006-01-12

Consider that since the HD-DVD drive wasn't included with the stock XBox 360 then very few developers will write software to take advantage of the format because they can't depend on it being there. It's the same mistake that Sony made with the Hard Drive add-on.

?
MS has stated that you *can't* use the 360's HD-DVD drive for games (whether that's for technical reasons or because MS won't allow you to do it)
Both PS3s have a harddrive. It's the *360* where the cheaper version doesn't have one.
Oh and let me conclude my 360 bashing by saying that I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for those great new 1080p games using MS's wunder-drivers.

OTOH I'm not quite as confident as the parent that the included BD drive will really make Blu-Ray a success but we'll know in a year or two =)

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Don Grayson Member since:
2006-01-01

Both PS3s have a harddrive. It's the *360* where the cheaper version doesn't have one.

I was referring to the PS2, which didn't have a hard drive at launch.

To add the hard drive you had to buy Final Fantasy which came with the drive, and a broadband adapter. Plus the drive wasn't even available for the first 2 or 3 years after the PS2 was on the market.

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