The PS2 has been around since 2000 and quickly became the standard for game consoles, selling 100 million units by November 2005. It plays DVDs and is capable of internet gameplay. Even though the PS3 has been in development for some time, the PS2 is still relevant and new games will continue to come out for the console.
Microsoft released the 360 in November of 2005 and has since sold 5 million units. The 360 will compete with the forthcoming PS3 and boasts 720p HD video, the first console to provide HD-quality video and a wireless networking adapter.
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Sony’s seventh-generation console is scheduled for release in November of 2006. The “premium” version will feature a 60 GB hard drive, wi-fi and HDMI support, and will cost $599. There is a $499 version that will have a 20 GB version, and users can upgrade to wi-fi, but HDMI will not be available. The PS3 will also play Blu-ray discs, which is one of the competing formats in the HD-DVD format battle (http://www.bullz-eye.com/gadgets/HD_DVD.htm).
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Nintendo’s seventh-generation console is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year. The Wii differs from the PS3 and the Xbox 360 in that the Wii’s controller can be used as a pointing device and detect motion in three dimensions. So instead of pressing a button to swing a sword, users can actually swing the sword. The price of the Wii will be no more than $250.
Wii vs. PS3 vs. Xbox 360
Here is a summary from E3 of the upcoming console battle.
Updated PlayStation 3: Inside and Out
GameSpot takes a look at the new PS3.
E3 2005: Microsoft's Xbox 360 vs. Sony's PlayStation 3
This article outlines a comparative analysis between the 360 and the PS3.
Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Clash of the Titans
CNET compares the two units site by side.
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