PS3 will launch after Xbox 360

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13 June 2005 | 0

 Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 drew huge crowds at the E3 conference in Los Angeles. The two next generation consoles will battle it out over the next few years for gaming supremacy.

Both consoles show significant improvement in hardware (using cell processors) compared with the current generation. Both consoles will sport wired and wireless controllers, re-moveable hard disks, and powerful audio outputs.

PS3 will have six USB ports (four at the front, two at the back) to the Xbox 360’s three. Xbox 360 will have two memory unit slots compared to the PS3’s three slots that will support Memory Stick standard/Duo/Pro, CompactFlash (Type I,II), and SD standard/mini. Both will be compatible with all CD and DVD disc formats. 

Sony has announced that PS3 will be backwards compatible allowing gamers to play PS1 and PS2 games.  As of yet, Microsoft representatives have not said if Xbox 360 will have this feature. Xbox 360 will get the jump on the market will a release date before Christmas while PS3 will hit the market in Spring 2006.

Both releases will make it very difficult for Nintendo’s next console – the Revolution which is scheduled for sometime next year.

 

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