Sony Runs Circles Around Xbox 360

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on May 17, 2005

Did the spider just eat the fly? After seeing new consoles Monday night from Microsoft and Sony, it’s clear Sony couldn’t have been happier that their Redmond (Wash.) nemesis jumped first with Xbox 360. Technically, Sony’s new PlayStation 3 doesn’t just outdistance Xbox 360 in performance, it runs circles around it. The PS3 will be both pc and entertainment center, capable of handling high-definition movies, pictures, games and music-with multiple inputs and outputs to not one but two, count ‘em, two high def TVs. What’s more, there’s Wi-Fi for instant connection to PlayStation portables and Bluetooth for up to seven wireless controllers. Sony’s new box, in three colors, looks like a Ferrari, making Xbox 3 look comparison like for Ford Taurus. Will six months’ headstart be enough for Microsoft? In the end, in may come down to the games and pricing of the consoles. Neither company has revealed pricing details. This game is just beginning.

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kevin

December 7, 2006 04:19 AM

how you feeling bout that ps3 now cliff boy? Sony has a major sucking chest wound on its hands.

Kevin

December 16, 2006 02:25 AM

Hey Cliff... watching all those year and a half old predictions of what playstation 3 was going to be, and what it actually is, along with production issues, short shipping, failed expections, and a whole host of other unexpected problems and issues along the way, do you still feel the same way? One would have to think that Sony dug themselves their own grave this time. A less-than console, a refusal to back away from blu-ray that not only has part shortages (the blue laser) but also the fury they've just sparked from their own partners in blu-ray by including the player for half of what their partners are offering in stand alone players... yikes... Sony is a day late and a dollar short. They're done on this one.

drunk3nrabbit

December 16, 2006 07:07 PM

lol, I'm reading this a year later, and actually, considering that what sony said is a load of BS, MS ran circles around sony!

Somebody

August 22, 2007 10:52 AM

ha ha ha ha ha running circles round who what
can you tell me why the ps3 is doin so bad why their are no killer apps why xbox live is so much better than ps3 online between the stupid blu ray and their being no features on most ps3 games .
how come there are no exclusives on ps3 .....ps3=suck

jimmy

April 27, 2008 08:36 AM

wow i can wait to play this game.
playing past playstation i cant wait to play this kind of technology.

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