Tuesday, May 17, 2005

XBox360 dead before it hits the market

Time magazine put Billy G and his new toy the XBox360 (the second incarnation of the XBox) on its cover. And then proceeded to salivate all over Billy G. This was Apple-esque reportage. Even so, the XBox sold more units last year than the iPod, the gaming market is bigger than the MP3 music player market. So Billy G knew what he was doing when he launched the XBox, and thought that he had out-Sony'ed Sony. The new console had tremedous features almost a teraflop of performance and three symmetrical cores running at 3.2GHz. Salivation speeds, onew thought.
But then, the evil empire of gaming, Sony struck back. The new PS3 looks cooler.. just look.

OK, so the controller looks far out, but the console looks so so sweet. I want one even before I read the specs. After the specs, my jaw dropped. To the core of the planet. These are beyond real specs, these are seriously "WHOA!" specifications. I want to plugged into a PS3. Just read them.

CPU: Cell Processor
PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz

GPU: RSX @550MHz
1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels

Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-base processing)

256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

Storage: HDD - Detachable 2.5” HDD slot x 1

I/O: USB: Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)

Memory Stick: standard/Duo, PRO x 1
SD: standard/mini x 1
CompactFlash: (Type I, II) x 1

Communication: Ethernet - 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP)
Network (over IP)

The XBox360 is dead, it was king for four days. Long live the PS3. It will the king for the next few years.

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