NEWS - Thursday, May 26, 2005
Father of Playstation attacks Xbox 360The Father of Playstation is not impressed with Microsofts new white Trojan Horse. The engineer behind the family of Playstation products attacked the new Xbox 360 in an interview with Japanese media outlet Impress PC Watch, rendering the system as an Xbox 1.5 rather than a next-generation version of the original. Kutaragi said that the Xbox 360 extends the product line as a general-purpose computer, while Sony has approached the Playstation 3 as a super computer. He added that only increasing resolution and graphic performance does not expand the game machine market. The Sony camp has had a war of words against Microsoft after the Xbox 360 debuted. Last week, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Kaz Hirai also adopted the label of Xbox 1.5 when referring to Microsofts new system. At the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony set out to dazzle attendees with technical demonstrations of its new Playstation 3 system, while Microsoft emphasized its new Xbox Live community to draw in users outside the current core demographic. Nintendo kept silent during the war of words and instead has chosen to reveal details on its next console, code-named Revolution, by the end of 2005.