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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  • michal1980 - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    I was worried about the ps3 when xbox 360 was announced. but wow, this box looks amazing.
    imho also looks more refined then the xbox. very slickly future cool, like it belongs with a high-tech tv. xbox now looks like an i-mac.

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

    SD cards for removable memory. FINALLY stanard memory cards as opposed to highly over priced units from sony.
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  • jkostans - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    One thing I've learned is to be very skeptical until after a product has been released and reviewed. I seriously doubt the PS3 will be able to overcome the momentum the X360 will already have. The systems look like they will be equal in performance and features as a whole. Reply
  • Son of a N00b - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    by 2006, i think the PC will have its afir of hardware that can give the ps3 a bit of a spanking...its the same as if alienware(uggg even typing the name is like buying the overpriced crap) were to announce a new PC, say extreme somthing or other, and then say, and its gonna have a 3ghz athlon X2 dual core with 2mb cache, and either 4 nvidia or ati gpu's or vpu's in SLI, and then say, but its not coming out till 2006....same things but ehre are differences....we shall see....or course price is another major facotr...but there is arguements for both sides on that also.... Reply
  • Shinei - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    I second the motion of buying a PS3 specifically for an FFVII remake. Holy Jesus. Of course, KillZone 2, Devil May Cry 4, and all my PSX/PS2 favorites is a pretty strong vote in favor of the PS3, as well, so... :) Reply
  • CrystalBay - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    That thing'll run hotter than !!!!. Reply
  • rqle - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    hope these 2 console lower the price of current and next generation GPU. Reply
  • JustAnAverageGuy - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    Note to Anand,

    Bring better camera next time.

    Still. Looks impressive!

    - JaAG
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  • GhandiInstinct - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    YES SHABBY,

    And thats just the beginning of their software potential.
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  • shabby - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    Are those fight night shot for real? They look insane. Reply
  • milomnderbnder21 - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    I can't help but laugh at all the titles announced though: "title" 4, "title" 4, "title" 6...5,4,4, etc. Come on, let's get some new franchises!

    I like the comparison to a George Foreman grill. The hardware sounds awfully impressive though, and the screens are really good looking. I want to see this and a 360 side by side, for size comparisons, just for kicks.

    The X360 controller looks a LOT nicer. I'll almost certainly go X360, though. I like the games, I like the controller, it comes out sooner. The big thing for me though is the games, the sequels of sequels of sequels bothers me, though microsoft might be headed in that dangerous direction. Then I might have to get a Nintendo. I kind of don't like sony. Don't know why, entirely. I think the PS2 bothered me for getting perhaps more than it deserved. And I hate those contollers...
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