A guide to the next generation consoles
The new, next generation consoles are on their way and even if you have already grabbed your Xbox 360 (which is the only next - generation console available at the time) you still have a lot to learn about them since the Sony Play Station 3 and the Nintendo Wii are on their way. This is going to be a quick review guide of those 3 consoles but keep in mind that the final features of PS3 and Wii are not 100% certain yet.
Starting off with whatís already inside our homes, we will talk a little bit about the Xbox 360. From the outside, the 360 looks similar to the result of a merge of a Hummer and a Porsche; it has an aggressive, rough but at the same time very beautiful look and of course, your eye will never miss the beautiful, toxic green ĎXí button. Talking about more important things now, the new Xbox is powered by a significantly powerful hardware. You can now play CD music or DVDís with it and when you are tired of smashing enemies inside the latest blockbuster title you can always play games from the previous Xbox! Finally, your brand new Xbox will come along with a wireless controller, headphones, a HDD and a basic subscription to the Xbox Live service; all this at the price of 400$ (For the premium Xbox packet).
Jumping on the PS3 now, I can only say one word about this little machine, wow! This highly anticipated state of the art hi-tech device is expected to be released by November 17th, 2006. It features a new, innovative processor clocked at 3.2GHz with 7 cores, named Cell; this processor is the result of the cooperation among three giants in the field of electronics: Sony, IMB and Toshiba. Additionally, the new PS3 is equipped with an NVIDIA graphics card clocked at 550 MHz! Hang on a second; thereís at least one more thing that needs to be mentioned! The PS3 will be the only new generation console to feature a Blu-Ray drive! Sony appears to really be putting great effort on it and from what history has taught us, when Sony does its best, disappointment is not an option.
Finally, the last console to talk about is the one that we have the less info about, the Nintendo Wii. Wii will feature extended backwards compatibility for playing older games and it will also provide new game handling methods such as a remote controller. By the moment, all we know is that itís going to be the cheapest of the three, somewhere around 250$ and if you would like to watch DVDs on it you will have to pay some extra bucks for an external device. Nintendo has always been one of the giants of the gaming industry; letís just hope that this time they will not disappoint us.
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