The (Current) Generation Trilogy: Wii, PS3 & XBox 360 (Console Comparison & Discussion)

Discussion in 'Games' started by The2ndQuest, May 12, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 10
    Discussion for all things Next-Gen.
  2. TIEIntercepter Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2004
    star 2
  3. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2001
    star 5
    X-Box Fanboy: The 360 will be have the most powerful graphics.
    PS2 Fanboy: The PS3 will have the best graphics.
    Nintendo Fanboy: The Revolution will have the most awesome graphics.
  4. irishd2 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 23, 2004
    star 2
    Finally! An official thread about the next-gen
    Anyways
    next gen site there ya go for all 3 systems...

    Backwards compatibility for 360:
    BC

    Good Xbox 1 & 360 info site
    info site

    Specs (live and hardware)
    specs
  5. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    I'm kinda disappointed that both the 360 and the PS3 will be absurdly expensive; Nintendo's still-codenamed console will probably be the only one with a semi-reasonable pricetag at launch($200-$250 U.S.).
  6. Uncle_Owen_Kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2001
    star 3
    Absurdly expensive? Huh? The NEO GEO was what I would consider "absurdly expensive". The price point for the 360 and PS3 probably won't be much different from the price of a launch PSX, PS2 or Xbox. They will both end up in the predictable 300-350 price tag. OMG! Time to mortgage the house!!11!!!1 :p
  7. irishd2 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 23, 2004
    star 2
    Actually, just go to teamxbox.com, they have all the info on the 360 b/c of the MTV special
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    I read that the 360 is set to launch at $400, which is expensive considering that it's only a game console. I don't want my Playstation or XBox to be a ******* media center if it's going to up the price. Nintendo has the right idea with keeping an emphasis on games and reasonable price.
  9. FlareStorm Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 6
    Which one lets you download and play Oregon Trail?
  10. Addiction Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Apr 15, 2005
    star 1
    Revolution for me.(but more info needed)
  11. MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2004
    star 5
    Im downloading the MTV xbox reveal thing I cant wait to see what they show BETTER be good
  12. Jedi_Insurance_Guy Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 27, 2004
    star 5
    Unless the Revolution has a better, more mature library than the GC, I'll take the 360 (or maybe even PS3).
  13. FlareStorm Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 6
    What do you need USB ports on a console for, other than for periphrials that you really don't need?

    And three of them? I have four on my computar and only ever used one at a time.
  14. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 17, 2001
    star 5
    Thanks for the links irsh. :D Great info to get me up to speed.
  15. irishd2 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 23, 2004
    star 2
    No problem pat, but i advise everyone interested in the 360 to go teamxbox.com for official specs. I got this info before I posted the links above.
  16. hitmbig Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 6, 2004
    star 5
    Can you play older XBOX titles on the 360? If so I may pick it up.
  17. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 10
    More Revolution details: it'll be able to be oriented horizontally or vertically, is no thicker than 3 DVD cases stacked on top on one another & will be using a DVD drive (with likely DVD-9 dual layer support). Hi-def playback capability is also expected.
  18. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2002
    star 7
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4541961.stm# <-- link to news article on X-Box360 (BBC News) - click link at top right of page for 2 minute new video of X-Box360 unvieling

    <img src="http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41141000/jpg/_41141349_360_01.jpg">

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4543819.stm <-- link to slide show of X-Box360 images
  19. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    Why do people still consider $400 to be "expensive" for a new game system? That's pretty much the standard price for just about any newly-launched system. Hell, didn't the old NES, SNES and Genesis go for similar prices way back when? This is the standard deal, so I don't see how anyone can still be surprised by this.
  20. Uncle_Owen_Kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2001
    star 3
    A few movies for Xbox 360 games.

    Project Gotham 3

    Kameo

    Gears Of War

    Full Auto

    Ghost Recon 3

    Condemned

    Demonik

    Dark Sector

    Alan Wake

    Battelfield II

    Frame City Killers


    And some screens.

    [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/006/924363_20050107_screen003.jpg] [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/131/reviews/928116_20050513_screen002.jpg]
    [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/132/reviews/926309_20050513_screen002.jpg] [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images//2005/news/05/12/farm_screen001.jpg]
    [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/news/05/04/wake_screen001.jpg] [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/118/927943_20050429_screen008.jpg]
  21. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 10
    Um- It *is* expensive for a system- only Saturn cost near that much at launch (and is one of several factors that basicly killed that system).

    SNES was $130-$150 for the two controllers & Super Mario World package, $99 for the one-controller, no-game "control set", ditto for Genesis.

    N64 was between $150-200. Ditto on GCN.

    It was PS2 & X-Box that raised the average launch price another $50-$100.

    At $400, once you factor in periphrial costs and such, you might as well buy a PC with a DVD drive.

    Or, alterntatively, remember alot of people bought a PS2 or XB as a cheap DVD player that just happened to be able to play games. If the systems strat costing so much, people will just buy a seperate DVD player and use the lleft over to get a simple surround sound system.
  22. rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2004
    star 6
    I heard developers are drooling over the PS3 and aren't so excited about the hardware on the other 2 after seeing how powerful the PS3 is.

    No. I'm not a PS fanboy. I just heard that in the EGM rumor mill.
  23. Uncle_Owen_Kenobi Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2001
    star 3
    The PSX at launch was $299. The N64 was $250. The Saturn was $399. The Xbox 360 will be $299 for the silver and 360-99 $for the gold. The PS3 will probably end up at $299 aswell.
  24. FlareStorm Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 6
    What do you need USB ports on a console for, other than for periphrials that you really don't need?

    And three of them? I have four on my computar and only ever used one at a time.
  25. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2001
    star 5
    Does anyone know when the DreamCast 2 will be coming out?
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.