I always felt the initial PS3 announcement was rushed to steal some thunder from the 360. Which is a very canny business move. Whereas back in 05, Microsoft had their machine out - Sony had the luxury to go on stage and say whatever they wanted.
"Next generation doesn't start til we say so"
"Dual output 1080P @ 60fps"
"Simultaneous global release date 31 March"
"Check out this ingame Killzone 2 footage"
"Cell will control your home"
"New controller design"
"Two HDMI ports, six USB"
Literally all of the above, including the release date (it didn't come out til 6 months after the date they committed to and didn't have simultaneous launch), turned out to be bullshit. Total fucking lies.
But it didn't matter - they couldn't be proved wrong as their console was still in development - and they literally tricked a massive part of the gaming audience into thinking the PS3 was in a different league to the 360 and to hold off on buying a 360 as it was already out of date.
Even three years later people who "fell" for that conference couldn't get their head around the fact that the Xbox was outperforming the PS3 in virtually every title. Now, 8 years later some people STILL believe it (hi Viz!). "Because Ken told me it was true"
Emotion Engine, Reality Synthesiser, The CELL, 1080P60...whatever I hear about on the 20th will be taken with a truck load of salt.
Edited by richardiox at 21:06:22 01-02-2013