When Microsoft introduced the Xbox 360, they did so with a complete media blitz - combining their MTV special with their ourcolony.net viral marketing online, not to mention all of the leaks that kept all surfers busy for the past several months.

Over 2000 people wait in line to get into Sony's press conference

Sony's approach is a bit different; they've been extremely quiet about the new platform and their marketing has been kept to a minimum. But don't confuse Sony's quiet demeanor with a lack of things to talk about, in fact, Sony actually had a lot more to talk about than Microsoft...

Introducing the Playstation 3


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  • garekinokami - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Go to:


    Could someone explain that to me? I'm not really a genius at this but the numbers are kinda wacky (for PS3 and XBOX 360); if you check the numbers posted for the IBM P-5 you'll see what I mean...

    "A 64-way IBM eServer p5 595 (1.90GHz) is the best-in-class 64-way RISC SMP HPC result (418 Gigaflop/sec)" -- from the IBM eServer site.

    What I'd like to know is can you compare the three? If yes, why's the server losing out to these consoles (hype = blown-up numbers)? If not, then the inq article is wrong to point that out and so am I.
  • Griswold - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Are there ever any new games coming out again? I mean, not "blabla 4" and "gaga 6" or "humbug 7".

    Where is the originality nowadays?
  • Lord Banshee - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    impressive even for next year...

    I wonder how many pipelines this GPU has, ATI's X360 has 48 (increase of 3x from the current PC GPU(16))..

    Note to Sony... FIX AA lines.. Seriously if they can output 2x 1080p than i don't see a problem with 4x/8x AA on one 1080p. Give me demos with AA fixed please :)
  • RadeonGuy - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    damn it can run unreal engine 3 and comeputers are 2-3 years away from running it Reply
  • fishbits - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Looks impressive. So does the 360. I skipped out on the last round of consoles, PC is my favorite, but may get back in this time. Being able to get a PS3 and pick up any of the old games is very nice, hopefully the 360 is backwards compatible as well.

    Dual monitors for PS3? Panoramic view sounds nice, but give us 2x full screen head-to-head titles. Can't wait to see these units and read the reviews when they actually come out.
  • defter - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    "but I still don't see how a 300 million transistor card can do 1.8Tflops of processing"

    1.8Tflops is comnined number for both the CPU and the GPU.

    "1) The cell has a power pc core at 3.2 ghz. But that power point slide from sony says 7 SPE @ 3.2. Does that mean those SPE's are processors as well since they are being clocked. I always thought of them as mini-CPUs."

    SPEs are within Cell. So there is only one chip that acts as a CPU

  • araczynski - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    specs my ass, are there any good games for either system? or just more rehashing of all the same sports/fighter/shooters crap? Reply
  • semo - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link


    hopefully most of the mentioned bits actually make the final cut...

    but it all looks veeeery expensive
  • MPE - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Time to get an DVI to HDMI converter!

  • L3p3rM355i4h - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    LOL. xbox is going to get pwn3d by this. The first console out, always does (saturn, dreamcast), and the last one, does too (N64, Gamecube, Xbox). In the middle is always sony, and they always own.

    Some pretty damn impressive stats, though more RAM may be helpful for all that PPU stuff they have to do...

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