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Crytek: PS4 And Xbox 720 May Arrive In Three Or Four Years

Ever since the inception of the PlayStation 3, Sony has been saying the new machine has a 10-year lifespan, and they continue to hold that claim, as evidenced by SCEA Jack Tretton's speech at E3. But according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli's keynote in Leipzig today, he believes we'll see the PS4 and Xbox 720 "in 2011 or 2012."

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Yerli was speaking about "The Future of Gaming Graphics," where he outlined the team's plans to release a new version of its in-house engine by 2012. And despite the overblown technological predictions, he said the current industry maximum of 1920x1080 resolution and 60 frames per second will remain until that time. And when the console discussion came around, here's what Yerli had to say:

"The PlayStation 4 and Xbox '720' will arrive in 2011 or 2012, we think. But this is just our estimate - we don't know, and even if Microsoft and Sony told us, I couldn't say because it would be under NDA. But we think in three to four years' time, although there are good reasons why it should be 2010 already...but we'll see."

As most of you know, Crytek is responsible for last year's Crysis, which used the much heralded CryEngine2, and the developers are now rumored to be working on a special PS3 project as well. That CryEngine 2 took "25 engineers 4 years to put together," so it's probably accurate if one dubs it a labor of love. But thinking a new PlayStation will arrive in only three or four years time kinda goes against Sony's insistence on a 10-year plan...right? Well, guess we'll just have to wait and see.

8/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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shaydey77
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 10:57:33 AM
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em yeah...great developers..crap analysts..might be right bout the 360 though..i mean they will have to bring out a new console because the one they have is competing with the ps2 in sales and its been otu a year longer than the ps3

Ben did Microsoft ever give the xbox a life rating like Jack Tretton 10 year span for the ps3?? id be interested to see if they did.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:10:42 AM
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I don't really remember, but I don't think they did. At any rate, it's not a major part of their speeches and press releases like the 10-year lifespan is with Sony and the PS3.

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:13:42 AM
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4-5 year span before PS3 is replaced? i doubt it'll be under 6 years before a replacement hits.
The PS3 is obviously built to compete with the low end of Gen 8 before PS4 hits center of the other consoles Generation 8 consoles span. That'd be my estimate.

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Gogaku
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:20:48 AM
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Just because Sony releases a PS4 doesn't mean that the PS3 won't still be alive. The ps2 still lives, right?
I do think that MS will release another console before Sony. They have to realize their mistake with only including a DVD-drive in their machine and they're probably already working on the next Xbox. I kind of see them going after Apple and actually having a full blown windows built into their next xbox.

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StrategicGnomer
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:24:26 AM
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personally i think it'll probably reach a point where every few years another console comes out, first xbox, then playstation bouncing back and forth so that you pretty much have to buy from both guys to play the latest games.

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:38:11 AM
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well the ps3 came around the ps2's 8th year so i'd expect the same for the ps3. As for the xbox i think that they would need to have it out within the next two years. Cause the 360 is starting to show it's age little by little.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:53:15 AM
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to say sony wont stick to their 10 year vision and push the ps3 goes againts what sony has always done, push the playstation for 10 years just like the ps1 and ps2. i think it would suck to have another new system that soon, think about it were all just starting to get to know our ps3's on a technical level and all that.

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Killa_5150
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 12:06:59 PM
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I dont think so but its still cool, i really want to see the new technology of the PS4. If the Xbox 720 supports wireless connection (like the PSN, for free), i will buy it.

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www
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 12:07:54 PM
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The gamesindustry will be dead n buried if new consoles arrive this early,then it will be a situation where consoles will be upgraded every 3 yaers which is BORING! Why? Because we still got a lotta of gamers who aint migrated from ps2 to ps3 yet,and it will suck,if they heard a new ps4 comin when they aint even bought a ps3.

This is childish analysing,PS3 said they were waitin for ps2 gamers to migrate to ps3,they aint even thought bout ps4 yet.

Sh*t we had 3 GTA installments on ps2,3 Tekkens,2 soul caliburs,3 metal gears,3 or 4 resident evils,etc
AND on ps3 we aint even had our first resident evil,GTA V,soul calibur V,Tekken 6,HELL! HOME aint even released and you talkin bout ps4.NAH!

Maybe there might be 720 cause of the DVD on 360 media or maybe not,360 can still survive for 10 yrs,cause a 720 this early whilst Nintendo and Sony anit ready, will be a SEGA DREAMCAST scenario,where they aint gon have no one to compete.

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Skwidd
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 2:17:21 PM

Agree with Ghana.

Off topic: What is that black PS3? Is that the European version? It looks matte and much nicer than the N American one I have. Can someone confirm the matte finish as well? Looks sweet.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 5:59:00 PM

Actually, Ken Kutaragi has already had plans for the PS4, 5 and even 6. Of course, it will still be a while, so his plans may change from what he wants to do.

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Craigo
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 12:14:39 PM
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I think the Xbox 720 will come before the PS4. The PS3 is still growing and will keep doing for years to come. The 360, humm... not so sure.

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Aftab
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 1:41:17 PM
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The ps3 will very likely hang around for 10 years, as the ps2 is still alive, but the ps4 will come out well before, then. Why? Because their competitors are clearly not in it for the long haul. If ms decides to go bluray, I hope they go all the way: that instead of coming up with new technology using patent technology of the competitor, that they simply support a Sony machine. Really, with Sony having problems with os, just as MS had problems with their hardware: it is clear they should stick to their specialty. Both are having problems with what the other guy would be good at! I don't think that would happen, but it should.

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MarvelZombies
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 1:46:37 PM
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Xbox maybe so because of the whole red ring of death issue. And that's on almost all Xbox's...PS3 is simply a sturdier system. I heard it can even run fine when you hook it up inside a freezer and an oven...

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 2:30:35 PM
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of course the Wii and 360 are gonna release a new console sooner than the PS3. The PS3 is obviously designed to evolve over time. As we mentioned before the games that started on the PS2 and then 7 years later...you could definitly see the improvement they made. NOW with a powerhouse like the PS3...in 2-4 years I wouldn't be surprised that the graphics are like the ones you see in the videos all the time that we always are scepticle about accepting as actual ingame footage.

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Jizmack
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 2:56:01 PM
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i just want u guys to know this.. x box 360 has 3 years b4 the hd dvds are gone and out of productoin.... and by then the 3rd party developoers will have to go with blu ray which means playstation.

they have about 2 and a half years before all hd dvds are removed... i think within 3 years we will be seeing a new x box. As for playstation they brought us the cd format... the dvd format..(which the x box 360 uses) and now blu ray.

and nintendo better release wii 2 or sumthing becoz wii sucks and we all know it.

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Aftab
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 3:24:09 PM
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The wii sucks according to us...and by us, I am referring to the young to older adult hobbyists who are relatively "hardcore" as compared to the common consumer who happens to be children, who also happen to be the majority of all gamers. And they love that "crap". Because of that, Nintendo is the most successful and will continue to survive, and continue to hold the largest share of the market!

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 3:33:58 PM
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I believe the PS4 will hit at about the 6th or 7th year (More on 7th)of the PS3 They have stated thier 10 year motto to PS3 and I believe they will push it.As for XBOX they will also hold out until Sony makes an official announcement or leak of the PS4 coming.I believe microsoft is at this second secretly building Prototypes of the next XBOX, cause they truly have no choice.Their Design flaws with 360(even though miner) haunt them right now. To get it out a year befor the competition they went ahead and ran with standad DVD format.I can bet money if BluRay was a proven format back then they would of tried to get it in the 360.They will ride along with the PS3 until the next PS is announced.

This will basically come back down to the basics. Whoever reveals there next gen consule first the other is to follow imeadiatly.

I see a new 360 5-6 and PS in 6-7 years.(Unless they dont ride with PS as said above)Also I need Sony to have a New Grand Tourismo and Metal Gear for the PS4 launch...And if they truly want to be BAD ASS since they published and own rights to FF7 Give us the Remake this Generation and Give us the Sequel to Launch the PS4.If that happens Sony will have Europe and 3/5 of America already conquerd Next Generation......We all know almost no one can resist the pull of Metal Gear,G.T,of FF7 NO ONE!!!Lol


I'm not 100% sure but I know Sony owns (or Co-owns) the rights to BluRay Tech so could they Deny Microsoft from using the format in thier next system?

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 5:23:41 PM

Sorry for some of the Grammatical erros in the last post lol :)

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tanner1
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 4:15:37 PM
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Xbox 720 sounds lame what does it mean 2 circles? And what will they come up with after that?

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www
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 6:22:34 PM

tanner1,it won't actually be called xbox 720,this is just a temporary name used for the next xbox after 360,dat don't mean is gonna be xbox 720.I aint even sure the next ps will be named ps4,maybe a different name all together.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 5:02:15 PM
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i always thought xbox 360 was insulting,going round jus brings you back to square one,xbox competed with ps2 n now x360 is competing with the ps2 ??!!!

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Skwidd
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 5:24:17 PM
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Lol Karneli. Agreed that it technically does not make sense but I think they intended it to mean somewhat of a revolution and a complete overhaul. A 360 degree change. Something like that. They didnt think too far into the future cuz they wanted to compete with sony who had the digit '3' which would seem like a better number than an xbox 2. Now that they have to make a new system, they might as well call it Xbox Rev or Xbox R. No need to go back to those confusing numbers. Nintendo's doing great with their systems without having them to succeed each other.

Now can someone please tell me what that black PS3 is on the pic above? Mine is a shiny and has a silver Disc feed dash. Whats this matte system above?

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 6:03:19 PM

I believe that is the old 20 gig model. I personally like the silver finish. All my electronics are black and silver in some fashion. Im just a techie!

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 7:04:13 PM
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They will bring out a new ps3 instead, not a ps4.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 7:10:00 PM
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The black PS3 in the pic looks like the one I have the UK black and shiny version. Looks nice next to my black and shiny telly, pity the 360 next to that is dull and not shiny at all.
Speaking of names they could just name the next Xbox Xbox360 2 or is that really confusing the issue ? Maybe an issue is needed in Roman Numerals or something hahaha Xbox XXIXIXIX and PSXVIIXXC. On a serious note don't forget Xbox has only had 2 machines so if they did Xbox 3 PS4 would be out and it would sound better right away. Wwhat would a young kid want for Christmas the latest PS4 or the horrible sounding Xbox 3 it sounds out dated or something. For myself I am glad it is a few years away yet as I won't be able to afford the prices anyhow lol.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 8:28:53 PM
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Just to let you guys know, the CELL Broadband Engine is a powerful CPU and it is only ONE CORE. The XBox 360 is 3 Cores based on Xeno technology, which is called Xenon (Custom CPU for the 360).

In short, CELL is a very powerful CPU, very fast, smart and power efficient! CELL is a server processor, designed for Servers and high-end computing hardware. While Intel's Xeno is not new and it is based on old architecture which has been around for couple of years. Sure, they did upgrade Xeno, but its no match for CELL. Sony will definitely not give CELL to MS, and Intel is taking their time to develop something that can compete with the CELL which, as of now, its pretty damn hard to do so (price, technology, etc). Blu-ray' was designed specficially for the future and to take over DVD. And the head-owners of Blu-ray are Sony, other than the other mentioned companies.

I mean, MS is way behind right now. 2006 and 2007 people really didn't care, but when HD-DVD lost, MS went nuts ... hint to what happened to FF XIII (contract expired with Sony too, MS took advantage of that and bribed SE). Pretty much, PS3 is something to work with now, developers are realizing how much the PS3 can do and the gravity it is pulling them in.

Creating new things and inventing them is not easy. So saying PS4/720 will come out in 2012ish ... that's a laugh, a big laugh. The PS3 is still kicking and the 360 yet still have things unfinished. You guys do know the Sony and MS are losing money regardless, right? 1.5 billion to Sony and about 3.53 to MS in how much they've lost and trying to regain through profits (correct me on this, got this info about a month ago).

Development for the new console systems won't take place till around 2010, when the planning starts, and 2011-2012 is when they'll actually begin to develop the new systems. By 2015-2016 you'll see the PS4 (different name, Sony's big boss said it won't be 4) and the 720 ... I don't know about Nintendo tho', they're saying they want to make a hardcore system and want to compete with the PS3 and 360.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 8:39:36 PM
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Intel is supposedly highly courting MS to use a new Intel processor in the next Xbox, but might have to give up backwards compatibility (like Sony has apparently and unfortunately given up on). I think nowadays, any new system needs to at least be backwards compatible to the generation before it to be that enticing.

As long as we don't get cheesy desperate add-ons like the 32X, though! :-)

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 8:48:40 PM

yup! I could careless about backward compability. Sony should have announced that they wouldn't support BC since the PS3 doesn't give you the best visual features for PS2 games. They could have chopped the prices down to 450 or 500 when PS3 first launched and honestly they could have taken out the SD cards (I use them, but can live without them) to bring the price even more down.

Edit, so I don't double post. How many things can the 360 do at once? The PS3 can do 6 things at once (6 SPE's free to the developers).

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 9:27:50 PM
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@ Ace, I think the 360 can only do one thing at a time. Its not a real good multi-tasker! lol

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 9:59:48 PM

Now now...the XBox 360 is a perfectly capable machine. I just refuse to give M$ any of my money. :-)

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 9:56:43 PM
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I heard 3, it does have 3 cores, each core has 2 threads. Some say it can do 6, while others say the max it can do is 3. So it has to be either a 3 or a 6, I doubt its a 6 honestly because the Xenon is like ... Pentium Hyperthreading, where you are able to split the processor in two and let it have 2 threads which those two threads can preform one task at a time. So pretty much, 3 cores can do 3 things and no more. But I could be wrong ...

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 10:58:49 PM

yeah, I know, I was being funny. I should have said that catching fire is the only thing it seems to be able to do besides freezing up! lol

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Zubs
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 4:27:37 AM
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You people do realise that developers haven't even touched on 50% of the PS3's hardware capabilities?It is so hugely powerful that 10 years was the minimum estimate of its lifespan.
Developers have stated on numerous occasions that in only 2011/2012 will they have pushed the PS3 to 80% of its potential.Sony and MS have realised that overly powerful hardware is not the key to sales and in turn profits(Cough...Wii.Yeah BlueRay is the standard for current and future hardware platforms,but the PS3 was over engineered and Sony needs to recover the Billions spent on R

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Zubs
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 4:27:42 AM
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You people do realise that developers haven't even touched on 50% of the PS3's hardware capabilities?It is so hugely powerful that 10 years was the minimum estimate of its lifespan.
Developers have stated on numerous occasions that in only 2011/2012 will they have pushed the PS3 to 80% of its potential.Sony and MS have realised that overly powerful hardware is not the key to sales and in turn profits(Cough...Wii.Yeah BlueRay is the standard for current and future hardware platforms,but the PS3 was over engineered and Sony needs to recover the Billions spent on R

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Zubs
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 4:28:58 AM
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ceedot
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 4:55:18 AM
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Well, it's not that easy to say 4 years. Yeah games just keep getting better graphics but think of it this way. You had the PSX, which had about a 7 year lifespan. Then came the PS2. Now that was amazing back then, so is the PS3. It introduced the DVD drive which allowed extra storage. Now with the PS3 and BluRay, Sony has done it yet again. Now that's not to say the PS2 is dead. It still outsells games compared to anything! I find that Microsoft will have to create a new console, because they were dumb enough to leave a DVD drive in it and not enhance it with a compulsory HD-DVD drive. The PS3 has gained so many years because of the BluRay and that will drive it for another 7 to 8 years I assure. It may seem like they might need an update, but look at what console gaming has become from the beggining of PS2 to now. The graphics have improved and the PS2 outputs graphics that were unimaginable.

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 8:10:49 AM
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The Wii is losing its appeal. The people that still think its the greatest thing since the dvd are in denial and can't come to terms with it. Seriously...software sells the system...I haven't seen anything in the future thats worth mentioning in the future. Except for there is no doubt ANOTHER Mario,Mario Party,Mario Kart, and anything else to rehash on the Wii 2 or whatever. Unless they are "hiding" all their stuff so they can aww people

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Draguss
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 8:13:52 PM
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I highly doubt it. PS3's full capability has not been reached yet, and neither has Blu-ray's. I know MGS4 filled up the 50Gb one, but there is 100Gb prototype, and a 200Gb one in production. Ten year life span wasn't a brag, it really is the minimum life span it's going to get. I'd say 360 might have a shorter life span because of their decision to use DVD, then again, great games can still come with little data (Halo 3 for example), in my case, I won't be getting it anyways, I've always distrusted MS as far as Hardware goes, and ever since they released Vista (I know, nothing to do with the console, but still...) I've been edgy towards their Software too.

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Tonic_08
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 8:24:25 AM
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I personally think we will see another Xbox before we see another Playstation.

MS made too many errors when they rushed the X360 out, No blu-ray drive, No full HD 1080p support (not 100% sure on this), pay to play online the list could go on. However im not saying that the 360 is total rubbish as it does have some nice looking games on it, but in comparision to what has been put into the PS3, MS are behind and limited to what they can do and clearly shows it was rushed to the shops in a bid to beat sony.

MS in theory didnt have to rush the console out as it was in the news papers that PS3 was delayed due to having problems with blu-ray, giving MS time to do something about thier product and maybe change somethings. Had the PS3 not had any of the blu-ray problems then both consoles would of been released around the same time.

Im not biased in any way, but what sold it to me was the blu-ray, wireless controlers and free online play, although thats not to say that I wont buy the X360, but I dont like the sound of RROD syndrome it has currently having since launch.

(All Sega consoles, all sony consoles, N64 and a Xbox, just to show im not biased)

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 10:47:38 AM
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what microsoft should do is that they should recycle all the hd dvd drives and put them into the xbox three fittys (i know its three sixty by the way)that way they can make games into hd dvds even if they dont make any more hd dvd movies that way some people will buy the very little inventory they dont have and that way the only thing they have to develop is good minds to increase the hd dvd capacity well at least i think thats a good start but oh i dont know

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