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You'll get it when it's done

Sony officials have confirmed that the Playstation 3 will indeed make it out before the end of the year, but that's all the company will say. There's no word on the launch date, no word on pricing and no word on if they've decided to get rid of the boomerang controller.

At the 2006 Taipei Game Show, Sony was only able to muster up three mock-up PS3 consoles -- maybe Josh Robinson was on to something...

The PS3 will lag the Xbox 360 more in market share if Sony delays launch of the PS3 to the end of 2006, the sources said, noting that Microsoft predicted global shipments of its Xbox 360 will reach 4.5-5.5 million units by the end of June.

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RE: Who cares?
By MykC on 2/17/2006 2:26:06 PM , Rating: 2
We unfortanetly don't know exactly how powerful the PS3, Revolution and Xbox 360 will be in relation to each other. So, we don't know if the difference in power will make a noticable difference.


RE: Who cares?
By fhornmikey on 2/17/2006 3:29:07 PM , Rating: 2
Wrong... there is already more than enough information on all 3 systems to be able to determine a fairly accurate estimation of their capabilities.


RE: Who cares?
By Eris23007 on 2/17/2006 3:56:12 PM , Rating: 3
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Wrong... there is already more than enough information on all 3 systems to be able to determine a fairly accurate estimation of their capabilities.


I disagree. In the PS3 and XB360 both, full performance is highly dependent upon efficient coding and the ability to fully take advantage of multiple CPU cores. Game developers have not yet developed code that is optimized for this type of environment (i.e. highly multithreaded). If they are able to make this transition, you might see an increase in realism. However, to this point, I have not seen it in any of the 360 games I've played. Yeah, the gfx are better, and yeah, the physics are a bit better, but they aren't anywhere near the kind of realism you've stated you desire.

Again, I'm not stating it can't be done (I would state that about few things), but I don't believe that anyone has a "fairly accurate estimation" of their capabilities at this point because their full capabilities are so dependent upon new & different approaches to game development.


RE: Who cares?
By Eris23007 on 2/17/2006 3:58:36 PM , Rating: 2
And furthermore, due to the differences in the cores between XB360 and PS3, I think it is VERY difficult to compare/constrast their capabilities. Who's to say that a cell, with one PPC execution plus numerous SPEs, will perform better than or worse than the XB360 with three similar PPC execution cores, whether you're evaluating physics, graphics, sound, etc.?


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