JFo Posted February 17, 2005 Report Share Posted February 17, 2005 It?s no secret that Microsoft plans to launch its successor to the Xbox later this year. In fact, it?s pretty much a given fact, and all we really need at this point is the confirmation from Microsoft along with pricing, specs, and a date. It?s also no secret that the membership at LCVG favors Xbox over the PS2 or the GameCube. In the past, discussion concerning its games and Xbox Live has far outpaced any discussion for Sony and Nintendo?s platform. Given the history of this forum, it?s easy to understand why. Many of us met one another at the video game boards at Home Theater Forum, a place that attracts people interested in good audio video equipment (among other things). Among the big three, the Xbox does the most to exploit the capabilities of a good home theater system with its in-game Dolby Digital sound and nearly universal support of progressive scan in games. Generally speaking the Xbox is considered the most powerful of the big three consoles, and multi-platform titles look and sound better on Microsoft?s console because of this. This puts Xbox 2 in an interesting position. Along with what we know about its release, we also know that Sony and Nintendo are planning on releasing their new systems in 2006, making Xbox 2 the first of the new consoles to market. At this point, we don?t know exactly when Sony and Nintendo plan to launch their machines, but it might be safe to assume that neither will arrive in the US until sometime late next year, giving both systems a chance to incorporate a full year?s worth of technological advancements into their consoles. If that is the case, then Xbox 2 might not end up being the most powerful system. If the above scenario proves to be true, do you think your buying habits might change? Do you foresee yourself losing interest in Xbox titles because they don?t look or sound as good as their PS3 or Revolution counterparts? Do you think the early release of Xbox 2 is even a good idea to begin with? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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