posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 10:16 PM
Hmmm, well from the initial tech specs it does appear as though the PS3 is going to be more powerful than the Xbox 360, although Microsoft has been
careful to argue against this perception. It is difficult to say which will be the better system without actually playing the games themselves. There
was speculation that much of Sony's footage of PS3 games were actually pre-rendered video of what developers think games might look like, so until we
get our hands on the thing itself, it is going to be impossible to say which console is superior.
In the end, it all comes down to games. I will probably go with the Xbox 360, if for no other reason than to play Halo 4 (or 3 if they decide to be
jerks). Imagine Halo with true next-gen graphics.
Microsoft is making a huge deal about Xbox Live being an integral part of the system, but that's really not an issue for me, since broadband is still
ridiculously expensive here in Australia. What is disappointing is the fact that the Xbox 360 will ship in two packages: one will have the unit,
faceplate and controller and little else, whilst the other will have the hard drive (that's right, the first package does not include the HDD),
controller recharger, faceplate and Xbox Live Silver membership. How many people are going to want to buy the system sans hard drive? Ridiculous.
As for the Nintendo Revolution, as much as the hardcore games enthusiast in me loathes to say it, games are moving more towards the mainstream.
Nintendo will probably be dead within ten years, or be reduced to little more than a kids console. I do not say this because of the games - the
Gamecube had some excellent adult games (Resident Evil, for instance). I say it because of public perception. When people think of Nintendo, they
think of Mario, Pokemon and colourful, fun games. I see Nintendo becoming more and more a niche market, with their own core of hardcore fans, but
failing to attract new ones. It also doesn't help that the Revolution is significantly less powerful than either the Xbox 360 or the PS3 either.
[edit on 13/9/05 by Jeremiah25]