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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Performance comparison: Expanded

Xbox 360: E3 2005: Microsoft's Xbox 360 vs. Sony's PlayStation 3

"With Sony's specs out, Microsoft has sent us its a comparative analysis. What's the outcome?

May 20, 2005 - It's 3:30 pm on Friday, May 20, the last day of E3. The fine PR folks from Microsoft, who invited us to their headquarters a week before E3 to show us their system, their specs, and the grand design behind their powerful new Xbox 360, have just sent us an urgent notice to update our specs with new information. Earlier in the day, we were sent a comparative analysis of the Xbox 360's power vs. the PlayStation 3's power."

Is it any surprise that an analysis by Microsoft would say the Xbox 360 is superior to PS3?

The original Team Xbox article located here was just a reprint of the above IGN article which quotes Microsoft as the source of the performance analysis as the source. Team Xbox is just another face of the IGN web house.

Furthermore I am at odds with some of the things that Team Xbox says.

"When you break down the numbers, Xbox 360 has provably more performance than PS3."

That statement is very easy for Microsoft to say. I honestly think it's a bit early to tell. So far though, Sony has really turned some heads.

"Keep in mind that Sony has a track record of over promising and under delivering on technical performance."

Where is this track record? By and large Sony has delivered the video game marketplace excellent products which has been proven by over 100 Million PlayStation 1's sold and over 80 Million PlayStation 2's sold. To this day for the most part the PS2 has been keeping pace with Xbox in abilities. Sure Xbox has a superior Network community, but console based networks are in their infancy. Even with the PS2's lesser capabilities in regards to hardware, many games that come out on both platforms are comparable in performance and quality. Sony had promised near PS2 performance on the PSP and they have delivered.

So perhaps we will have to wait for what Sony will say in their Analysis of the Xbox 360 vs. PS3 performance comparison.

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