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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  • AnnihilatorX - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    "why 7 controllers? "

    Because the Cell has only 7 SPE units :P
  • cryptonomicon - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

  • probedb - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Finally maybe consoles that I'll buy :) I hope they do 1080i over component and not just HDMI or we're screwed! Reply
  • Cdeck - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    i had a feeling the ps3 would smoke the xbox 360. ms's only hope was to get theirs out early.

    any word on sony's online gaming? free? not so free? hardwired to your bank account like ms?
  • ElFenix - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    37 - if you count the number of controllers in the PS3 connectivity picture on page 3 you get 8. one of them is connected with a solid green line rather than the dashed blue lines of all the others. as the USB stuff is marked with green lines, i guess this is just a wired USB controller. as the controller is blue like the rest, i guess maybe each controller could be wireless or plugged in. Reply
  • sprockkets - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    why 7 controllers?

    seems the only way one is going to be perhaps better than another console another is due to physics processing.

    by the time it's ready to be made, they might as well make the cell processor on a 65nm process.

    dual gbe and other stuff does make for a lot of potential, at least for networking in the house.
  • Jynx980 - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Very nice pictures of the demos. Its gotta be tough to get a decent shot in the pit.

    Any word if the games have to support 720p like the Xbox 360?
  • Xajel - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link


    nice introduction anand

    sorry but i just make a small translation to arabic and post some info's in three Arabic forums with a links ofcourse to our lovley anandtech website and a note to mention that all info's are from here...

    forums are
    Montadayat Al Bahrain ( Bahrain Forums )

    Multaqa Al Bahrain ( Bahrain Online )

    Arab Hardware ( Arab Hardware )
  • bob661 - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Wow. I wasn't expecting this. How about those Unreal shots? Reply
  • Pythias - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - link

    Aw! Did i hurtems widdle feewins? Reply

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