Wednesday, June 01, 2005

XBox360 Preordering Available and Sony Boss Blabs

These two bits of news are kind of related because they are both from Spong.
  • Firstly the XBox360 is now available for preorder over at for £399.

  • And secondly the Sony presidents Ken Kutaragi Has Said:

    Microsoft is trailing behind us and is not a threat
    He is referring to that fact that more PS2 units have been sold than XBox units, but if you consider that everybody was very skepticle four years ago with the XBox. Even going as far as mocking the idea of a hard drive, they have shaken up the console market considerably.

    It is good at improving, but we will be advancing to the next level with revolutionary technology. Beating us for a short moment is like accidentally winning a point from a karate master and Microsoft is still not a black belt

    He is either very confident or underestimates his opponent, but if I keep with the fighting references. Sony will not recover from the PS3 if Microsoft can hurt Sony hard enough in the home entertainment department, because Sony hasn't been doing so well in the past few years, profits are falling and they are looking at ways of cutting losses, but Microsoft will keep on coming nomatter what Sony does.

    The PS3 still hasn't shown its hand even after E3 and it is very unclear wither the PS3 is even ready for the processor intensive games of the future. Only time will tell.