OMG. I just read through all 7 pages of this discussion, and haven't seen this very important point once
. Ol' Billy G. himself said that Sony would be "walking into" Halo 3 when PS3 finally released. Okay. So, we know that MS plans on launching Halo 3 when the Ps3 is released, and that MS has all the fuxing money in the world.
This would lead us to believe that they can probably get a LOT more reliable information than any of us. SO, when I see EBgames, Gamestop, and their co-horts advertising a Halo 3 release date of October 2006
, I think "Gee, the PS3 will most likely be released in October of 2006."
It would just seem logical to me. Like everybody else has said here a million times, Sony would be fuxing retarded to keep delaying their release while MS slowly seeps into the cracks of the Console marketplace.
As far as the PS2 having better games than Xbox, WTF have you been smoking? The graphics for any of the GTA's on xbox were blisteringly better than the PS2's. Same thing for most of the racing games I've seen. I have to disagree with the statement of "It's not the specs that make the console, but the games." When two different consoles have the same games, the specs make all the difference in the world. The Xbox has more graphic processing power, hands down.
And on my final note, I have no doubts that the 360 will severly damage sony's position in the marketplace. Between MS's unlimited money, the 360's early foothold in the race, and a massive modding fanbase, MS has virtually guaranteed themselves a front-row seat in the console wars. Factor in the blatant display of determination to surpass Sony and the fact that they already control a vast majority of the World's computers, and you've got quite the formula for success. I see people saying "Well, Japan
didn't like the 360, they'll buy Sony..." Blah, blah, blah. Japan is just one country. What about China, Korea, and the rest of the countries "Over There" where the 360 isn't doing poorly?