Briefly - PS3, Xbox 2
Sony was to have a preview event for the PS3 sometime in March. Well, Sony kind of changed their minds, so no such event was held. Some are predicting doom and gloom, but I don’t think it’s such a big deal.
In Xbox 2 news (or should I start calling it the “Xbox 360” already?), it seems like Microsoft is pushing for the system to do better than the original Xbox in Japan. With unit sales of the original Xbox in Japan being so low it’s hardly worth the bother, there is lots of room for Microsoft to improve. Yoshiki Okamoto says that other major Japanese studios besides his own have signed up to do Xbox 2 games. (Game Republic being his studio.) But Mr. Okamoto didn’t drop any names, so we’ll have to wait.