And The Award For The Cleanest Looking Console Goes To …
If it hadn't already been made abundantly clear by Apple's incomprehensible ability to remain in the personal computer market, it is now clear that design moves units. If I were starting a company, I'd probably hire marketing and design first, followed closely by sales. How can two companies start with basically the same premise, that being “let's make a video game unit,” and end up with such radically different results. It's almost like Microsoft just said forget about the package, let's stuff its guts with high end components and hope for the best compared with Sony's beautiful new game system.
The kicker is that it's performance will be no slouch, with nine, count 'em, nine cores, eight to work and one to supervise. That is just sick. Oh, and if that wasn't enough, you've got choices to boot. Sony picked the three colors that anyone really cares about. The PS3 comes in white, silver, and black.
It should fit in like a glove in anyone's home theater, no matter how high tech it is. Here's the specs in case anyone missed them:
- Blu-ray DVD support
- Will Play old games, even PS1
- One 3.2GHz Cell processor capable of generating about 2.18 teraflops!
- RAM will look like 256MB for the system and 256MB GDDR VRAM at 700MHz for the GPU
- Custom nVidia graphics capable of doing 1080p (progressive scan, not interlaced)
- Removable Hard Drive
- Support for multiple types of flash memory devices
- Bluetooth support with up to seven wireless controllers
- Six USB system ports
X what? I think I can definately wait even until Christmas 2006 if it takes that long. This will be a killer system not to mention the fact that the cell is so powerful they are planning to sell it to people who want to put it in workstation class computers.
Not to mention that the PS2 is hardly tapped out as far as it's technology is concerned. GT4 proves that, it can hold out at least for another 6 to 10 months. They shouldn't try to do the Nintendo thing though, and wait for a year after the Genesis had been taking their lunch money to release a 16-Bit console. Though I think Sony is a little smarter than that. Nice try Microsoft, better luck in 2008 or 2010.