The Next Generation in Video Game Systems
It’s been a long time since people have seen a new video gaming console in the market. Many people have been crazy about Sony’s PlayStation 2, about Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube.
However, this was about 5 or 6 years ago. Now, people are anticipating the next generation in video game systems that claim to change the way people see video game consoles. With the latest technology integrated in the new line of video game consoles, many people are anticipating the release of the new gaming console of the three large companies.
Here is a glimpse of what you can expect with the next generation gaming console that are still being anticipated by lots of gaming fans all over the world.
Here are the different upcoming and highly anticipated gaming consoles and their specifications:
Sony PlayStation 3
Sony PlayStation 3 will be released on November of 2006 and claims to use Blu-ray discs as its media format. The Blu-ray disc is capable of holding six times as much data than today’s DVDs. With this kind of feature, it will open new doors for game developers to develop new and better quality games.
For graphics, Sony PlayStation 3 will be using the RSX (Reality synthesizer) which was based on Nvidia technology. Sony Claims that the Graphics Processing Unit or GPU integrated in the PlayStation is capable of 128bit pixel reduction and 1080p resolution. The RSX will also be capable of displaying better graphics with 512MB memory and is also capable of shader operations and 51 billion dot products per second.
It is a fact that the look of this new console is very attractive. But, what’s more important is what you will find under the shell. Microsoft also developed an impressive gaming system that can compete with the next generation of gaming systems. The Microsoft Xbox 360 will be integrated with an IBM PowerPC-based CPU that runs as fast as 3.2GHz and over half a gigabyte of RAM.
The Xbox 360 will also contain one of the best graphics technology ever made by ATI that is capable of advanced antialiasing and shader effects. What this means is that it will have 720p and 1080i wide screen high definition TV. These features will double the resolution of the original Xbox that maxed out only at 480p. This new game system developed by Microsoft will also support up to four wireless controls.
Nintendo Revolution (renamed as Nintendo Wii)
Nintendo is also one of the gaming consoles that are currently developing one of the most anticipated gaming systems by gaming fans. Nintendo claims to release a video game system called the Nintendo Wii.
Nintendo Wii is integrated with PowerPC CPU Broadway manufactured by IBM and has a 90nm SOI CMOS process. A controller that looks like a regular TV remote control will contain motion sensors that will be useful to upcoming Wii games, such as Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess and Red Steel. This technology is first of its kind in the gaming console world and is also being anticipated by a lot of people.
Nintendo Wii will be integrated with an ATI graphics card and a RAM memory as high as 512 MB. It will also feature wireless controllers, 2 USB ports and a built-in antenna for WiFi internet access. However, it will not support HD output but with a 480p progressive scan and wide screen friendly mode, it will still essentially look good on HDTV.
Wii will also have a backward compatibility feature, which means that it will be able to support previously developed Nintendo games, even old games from NES, Super NES, and GameCube.
Nintendo Wii also declared that their system will be able to access and surf the internet and will also enable you to access other Wii channels that you will surely entertain you.
These are the three highly anticipated video game systems that claim to revolutionize the way people see video game consoles. With these features, you’ll really never know what new gaming console will appear in the near future.
So, if you want to know more about these new generation video game systems, you should wait for the upcoming release and try it out in stores near you.