Josh Robinson, who claims to have developed for the PS3 over the past year using one of five developer kits released in North America, questions why Sony has yet to reveal and deliver the final box to developers. Considering that the console appears to be in a near-complete state, that could be a justified inquiry. From the article: "I started [off] VERY excited about the PS3. I was very confident that it was going to just destroy the XBOX 360 just on the name SONY alone. The more time that goes by the more I am becoming doubtful. Everything I’ve developed or seen developed has yet to be 'next gen.'"

He does note the difficulty in creating demos for a system without a final box and believes the unit's true "next-gen" potential won't be achieved until one year from launch. By limiting what's available in the form of developer kits, does Sony still have some cards up their sleeve?

[Thanks Jason]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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