"Xbox Killer"4.5 starson by ryan_t_moreau
Pros: Graphic capabilities; blu-ray discs; bluetooth controllers; everything else
Cons: Not much at this point and time
Summary: I have never been a big Sony fan to be honest. I purchased an Xbox and have be fairly satisfied with its performance, and when the new console lineup was announced I was sure that I would go Microsoft again, now all that has changed. After reading up on various websites to see the power, features and capabilities of all 3 new consoles, I realized Microsoft had dropped the ball on this one. The Sony PS3 is claiming that they will have the most realistic and amazing graphics ever seen, console or otherwise. Also, after watching the displays of demos at E3 it wasn't difficult to see that the PS3 had the upper hand in terms of visuals. The Xbox 360 will still be a great and powerful system no doubt but the visuals look only a notch above the already available graphics on the Xbox, hardly a revolution in terms of realistic, immersive worlds and characters. The PS3 also has the use of blu-ray technology which Microsoft doesn't have. These discs can hold much more data then a regular DVD making it easy for developers to put a whole lotta' game on these baby's. Also, the fact that Xbox 360 isn't likely going to be backwards compatible will hurt it immensely. I was looking forward to the Xbox 360 but to be honest it seems like their plan of releasing in time for holiday 2005 is a mistake. This rush to beat the other systems release dates could be its biggest problem. More time in development and planning could improve some of the already drastic letdowns that are expected. Hopefully the much hyped Sony PS3 will live up to its promises and specs once released that have already been seen on paper.