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EA on Next Generation Systems

Following Electronic Arts' financial announcement the company held a media and analyst conference call, during which executives elaborated on plans for current and upcoming consoles.

In regards to Sony's PlayStation 3, the company expects to have four or five titles available within the console's launch period, which EA defines as lasting from the date of the machine's retail availability until the end of the calendar year. Among these titles will be EA Tiburon's Madden NFL 07, EA Black Box's Need for Speed Carbon (preview, interview), and EA Redwood Shores' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07. The other one or two titles were not named.

EA seems confident in the long term prospects of PlayStation 3, even if it takes developers some time to get accustomed to the machine. "This Christmas, it's going to be difficult to harness the full power of the PS3 on first generation software versus what will be second generation 360 games, so they're going to be more alike than different, is our opinion at this time," said an executive. "As those machines develop over time, there's a lot of horsepower inside the PS3 that we'll be able to unlock over years two, three, and four that we're very excited about." Speaking in terms of development progress on PS3 versus Xbox 360, an exec added, "We're slightly ahead of where we were on 360 at this time last year."

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Gh0stDrag0n3618d ago

The Japanese argument that XBOX 1 was too big for their tiny homes won't hold much water if they eat up the PS3. That thing is huge!

zypher3618d ago

what are you talking about? PS2 demolished the Gamecube in sales in Japan, and its almost 50% bigger.

zypher3618d ago

Uh oh, EA thinks PS3 will graphically edge the 360 in its second generation games. LET THE SLAMMING BEGIN!

Shadow Flare3618d ago

You just KNOW that xbox fanboys will give ANY arguement and reason they can to counter this but EA said:

"This Christmas, it's going to be difficult to harness the full power of the PS3 on first generation software versus what will be second generation 360 games, so they're going to be more alike than different, is our opinion at this time,"

-which explains why the games dont look that different at the moment.

"there's a lot of horsepower inside the PS3 that we'll be able to unlock over years two, three, and four that we're very excited about."

ALOT of horsepower to UNLOCK.

-So games WILL look alot better on the PS3 in years to come. And he didn't say the same for the 360

Sorry but people can say whatever the hell they want about the ps3. But my mind has never changed about it. Im still as excited about it as ever. Go playstation!

ownallconsoles3615d ago

Ps3 is going to be the best there is.

ace30813618d ago

I was wondering if that was what EA was saying too. My other thought was that maybe they were holding back on the 360 games to make both versions look similar. Sucks for 360 fans either way.

zypher3618d ago

well i'm a 360 owner, a 360 fan, a future PS3 owner and a PS3 fan. so it matters little to me either way. who it REALLY sux for is 360 fanBOYS!

FamoAmo3618d ago

Out of all the games out right now for the 360, EA games are the worst looking games.. Developers have said the ps3 and 360 will be neck and neck on graphics. Until I see some proof ( game screens) which so far don't impress me at all.

BIadestarX3618d ago

When the Xbox 360 came out people/developers said that the PS3 was going to look better than the Xbox 360 games. Now they say that because these are 2nd generation Xbox 360 games there will be no real difference. What Next? 2nd Generation PS3 games will be no difference because Xbox 360 will be 3rd generation? And on and on, and on. When does it stop? This happens all the time when new consoles are launched. I can't wait for the PS3 to come out so I can put it next to my Xbox 360 and wii and all this bull crap about which console better is gone! Everyone knows companies like EA do not define what console is better; since they will be porting games left and right and will never take full advantage of any one console for the sake of easy/cheap porting. Games like Metal Gear, Zelda, Halo and other exclusive games will define what each individual consider which is the best console. To me I will have them all! Muahaha muahaha.

LK3618d ago

it sucks that we'll have madden07 in 21 days and the ps3 boys have to wait for 3 months. that is if they can get a ps3 by than.

zypher3618d ago

yeah, and the PS2 version will probably outsell them both.