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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  • milomnderbnder21 - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    "i'm glad there keeping blu-ray. plus built in hard drive. and something very smart."

    It's removable. And we don't know that it will even come bundled yet, though it would be dumb not to do so.

    "I never even looked at the x-box. I was afraid it'd crash 4 times a day. :P"

    Seriously man, what are you, stupid?
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  • mrgq912 - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    OKay disregard question 2. GDDR3 VRAM is the ram being accessed by the GPU.

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  • mrgq912 - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    okay. 3 questions:

    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.

    2) How much system ram does it have. I read it will sport 256MB XDR main RAM at 3.2GHz, and it will have 256MB of GDDR VRAM at 700MHz. What the heck is GDDR VRAM? And how does it compare to DDR3 . Is this the RAM that the GPU is accessing? Or ist that different.

    3) What teh heck is that controller? what is sony smoking...2 teraflops. And there was no mention of the removable HD being included with all consoles.
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  • Sea Shadow - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    Both of these systems (Xbox 360 and PS3) are very neat. They sure pack quite a bit of processing power. Nintendo better have an ace up its sleeve or this might end up as their final foray into the world of consoles. Reply
  • Pythias - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    I never even looked at the x-box. I was afraid it'd crash 4 times a day. :P Reply
  • ksherman - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    nm... just looked over at the new page... damn that controler is UUGGLLYY Reply
  • ksherman - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    where do you all see pics of the controlers? am i blind or are you looking elsewhere? Reply
  • Googer - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    With all this connectivity, I can see the future of console gaming- PS3 LAN PARTIES! Reply
  • Googer - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    PS3 is so L337
    XB0X is for N00Bz
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  • Pythias - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    when pc gaming is as competively priced as console gaming, then i'll think about it. Reply

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