RPGSite jumps into a time capsule and travels back to 1991 to review the birth of the Playstation, and see how Nintendo gave birth to the console that almost killed them.
If it's to declare the doom of the xbox360, that's apples to oranges an not relevant.
HD-DVD is not for games, MS is not splitting the user base with HD-DVD.
There's nothing about the Xbox 360 in this article.
It's simply about the history of the Sony and Nintendo in the run up to the launch of their consoles. I mean, isn't that obvious? It doesn't even MENTION the Xbox, it just compares the CD format wars to the DVD format wars... which could be compared to the VHS/Betamax wars.
Thanks for the clarification. I did say "IF" merely based upon the timing of this article.
Clearly I'm not the only one who thought it COULD be related.. stricly on timing.
Again, thanks for clarifying. My original post wasn't towards you anyways, but the author of the article.
go to youtube and search for sony and nintendo and u can see the documentary.
If they are trying to compare the add-on HD-DVD player to the Sega CD, they are way off!
The HD-DVD player will not play games! It doesn't have a procssor for gaming. If it did, it would be the size of the 360. Its an add-on that is there if you want it. You don't need it to play games.
If you want to talk about add-ons, lets start with the PS2.
Both of which came with a standard XBox. But did the PS2 go under?
Let's not forget that its funded by one of the richest companies in the world. Yes, M$ has a lot more money than Sony.
Sega was just a gaming company.
See what I said in 1.1. Nothing to do with HD DVD/Bluray.
Sony is a bigger company and has more money than MS.
well nintendo made a mistake......and thats creating the sony-playstation :P
first they wanted cd's but the nintendo decided not to, so sony did something with it...and there it was tha Ps1
i never knew that. really makes you think that Nintendo has been around for a looooonnnnggggg time
Nintendo have been out for 30 or more years now. They started off in japan with hand held consoles
Although this is totally off topic, would it be possible to use a PS3 as a fully blown computer? It's capable of higher resolutions (paired with the right HD-TV), has an internet browser, Hard drive and great video game support. Now granted when it comes to .mp3's, editing, and what have you, a computer is far superior, but if the PS3 could be used for next gen video games, then there would be no need to get MS's damned forced upgrade to Vista. Your thoughts...
PS3 is not really made for developing stuff and such like that...for that you have a DEV-kit....its kinda more what tha Ps3 supports......if it has all the functions...windows would have or that from a mac..then maybe yess....but consider a PS3 for gaming and not things you would do on a PC/mac
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