So, E3 is this week (how I'd kill to be there! You! You, random person! Let me kill you!), and the big press conferences are hitting. Since I'm currently a little disappointed with Nintendo, I'll focus on the Box vs. the PS3.
Oh? Whyfor am I disappointed with Nintendo? Let me outline my thought process there for you:
no HD?! you bastards! stop doing that! I like SOME oomph with my game system... oh, Zelda you have... yes, I buy... same story every console....
Now, I have to admit on the front end here that I'm not an uber fan of Microsoft in any sense. In fact, it's fair to say I'd like to see their business (on the computing end) wiped off the planet. I'm not a Box hater, but it wasn't my favorite console of this generation. I HATED the original controller, and with the exception of the Halo franchise (and maybe Ninja Gaiden), nothing's really grabbed me on the Box. I just don't like the style of most of their games. I concede that they have the best graphics in this generation. I don't spit upon my Box (often).
That said, when compared to the PS3, I think the 360 looks like a piece of shit.
Where to begin? There was a nice piece at Macworld today that summed up my first concern:
While techno-geeks can ponder forever the potential ramifications of the specs, Sony spoke most clearly through its impressive demos (both tech and also of actual games), showing the potent console at work. Make no mistake: the PlayStation 3 is utterly superior in graphics to the Xbox 360 from what has been shown...When comparing the graphics between the 360 and the PS3, the latter has graphics that are true to the phrase "next-generation" while the 360 seems more like a respectable upgrade (say, the jump from PS One to PS2) from the original Xbox.
That comparison in change from the Xbox to the 360 and the PS2 to 3 is exactly what I thought. Now, this could be because the PS2 just didn't have the best graphics to begin with, so the jump is more astonishing... or it could be because the PS3 just really looks FAR better.