The PS3 and Xbox 360 will definitely support HDTV, exactly what I was hoping for. This HDTV support will be pushed by Sony and Microsoft as features of the new systems, and will probably cause an increase in HDTV sales as well, which is a good thing. But at a cost:
But the higher capabilities of the new consoles will increase development costs, putting added pressure on midsize game publishers to create hit titles that will allow them to remain financially viable.
And that has proved difficult for many. While the E3 show attracts hundreds of companies looking to stake a claim in the business, 35 percent of last year’s exhibitors will be no-shows this year–replaced by a comparable number of newcomers.