Archive for May, 2005
It can’t be denied that Sony made a very impressive showing with their PS3. Compared to Microsoft’s uber-hyper-media claims of a billion users, Sony decided just to wow people with technology. Jaws dropped, bladders were emptied, Sony was declared the king of the hill. But after the dust settled, Microsoft people compared some hardware specs. They came out with some claims that the Xbox 360 is more powerful than the PS3. Read the rest of this entry »
Traditionally, Sony introduces a new video game system in Japan first, then half a year or more later they introduce it to other markets and so on. It happened with the PS1, PS2, and PSP. Now with the HDTV-capable PS3, it seems that they are considering other options. Read the rest of this entry »
Goldman Sachs is postulating that the Xbox 360 may have a “higher initial price”. Higher than what, though, they don’t say.
There is also speculation out there that the PS3 may not come in at the traditional $300US price point. Personally, I think not introducing the PS3 or Xbox 360 at $300US is a mistake. I’m a price-conscious consumer, just like most others out there, and I may be forced to wait for prices to come down before buying my next-gen console, and I think others feel the same. I was one of the first people I know to get a PS2, but I don’t think the same will be true the this time around if prices aren’t affordable.
They also estimate that Microsoft will move about 3 million Xbox 360′s in the December quarter.
It’s like David vs Goliath. Sony vs Microsoft. Or is that Microsoft vs Sony? Okay, forget David and Goliath. Maybe it’s more like Hitler and Churchill? No no no no. Um… Mac vs Windows? Nope. Yin vs Yang? Nope. Ok, forget the analogies.
But there’s definitely a battle brewing. Microsoft has spoken brashly about how the Xbox 360 will kill the PS3 and claim the throne for itself. Sony, meanwhile has preferred to speak softly and carry a big stick. Read the rest of this entry »
Now, I’ve never been much of a Linux fan. I’ve had to use the system and develop on it, and other UNIX’s as well, and I was never really a fan of them. Still not. Too much of a hassle. Give me a Mac or Windows machine any day. But I was curious about what OS the PS3 was running and it turns out that it’s probably Linux! Read the rest of this entry »