Documents concerning the PlayStation 3 have been submitted by Sony to the FCC for approval. The PlayStation 3 must go through several regulatory procedures, especially for those concerning radio frequencies as the console does support Wi-Fi capabilities. Sony's FCC submission also includes the bottom label that will be attached to each console. The interesting bit however, is that there are two versions of the same sticker -- one for PlayStation 3 consoles manufactured by Sony in Japan and one for those manufactured in China by Asustek.At this point, details are scarce on where the PlayStation 3 will be officially mass produced. Details on why the console is being manufactured in two different places are also vague. At first it would seem as though two manufacturing locations will help meet supply demands, but as DailyTech previously reported, yields on the Cell processor used in the PlayStation 3 are currently below ideal rates.The good news is that Sony has already commenced manufacturing of the PlayStation 3. Currently, the labels indicate that manufacturing began early this month, which brings hope to the release of the console for the holiday season. The PlayStation 3 has been pushed back a number of times since its first showing at E3 shows several seasons ago. The release for Europe has been pushed back even later than for US and Canada. DailyTech previously reported that Europe will not receive PlayStation 3units until March of 2007.
1)-Blu-Ray's storage capacity is ten times HD-DVD, theoreticaly can reach 200gb(100 each side)
2)-If you ask what that means, it means you can virtually program limitless game scenerios with unbelievable quality, same goes for movies. Your normal DVD can give you maximum 3 hours of enjoyment, Blu-Ray can give you a disc of probably 20 hours.
3)- Blu-Ray can read and write faster, meaning you'll access the content quicker and run installations faster, there's something about Bill Gates talking about the future of this media and saying the times of installation are over where you can play it right off disc, for this to be possible you'll need very fast access, and Blu-Ray is triple the speed of HD-DVD.
4)- The protective layer on Blue-Ray is a lot thicker which means it will last longer, and will be more durable.
1)- "The 200 GB disc will be protected by a hard coating called DURABIS2. The coating stands up to the industry's steel wool rubbing test and resists dust, scratches and fingerprints"
I did state the potential is greater.
2)-The potential speed is a lot higher, HD-DVD can't get any faster, and 120GB potential HD-DVD? Prove your source for that..
3)-If you don't believe they'll utilize a 200GB disc, as the HD quality gets higher so does the disc usage, not only that but MMO's will take advantage of this tremendously where we won't have to see background pop up as we move towards it, it will all seamlessly be running in real-time.
quote: Average size for Xbox DVD-9 games:
Average for 2001: 1.81 gigs ( 21% of disc )
Average for 2002: 2.17 gigs (25% of disc)
Average for 2003: 2.47 gigs (29% of disc)
Average for 2005: 3.20 gigs ( 37% of disc )
Total size increase between 2001 and 2005 was: 77%
Over the course of its life, the size of the average Xbox title increased by 77%. If the Xbox 360 size increases at the same rate, and the four 360 titles are representative of the whole, we can expect the average Xbox 360 title in 4 or 5 years to be around 7.40 gigs, and to occupy about 87% of the disc's capacity.
quote: For 360, I personally really can't find it can be rate as "next generation". For M$ claimed so called "media center for everyone's home", I cant believe there's no digital optical audio and HDMI video output
quote: So let the speculation begin