However, a serious omission is a dependable online standard for those developers less enthused by the network nitty-gritty. You can be sure that Virtua Tennis 3 and Virtua Fighter 5 aren't trapped in the offline realm due to the PlayStation 3's lack of technical cooperation. If you want to attack (each other) online very, very aggressively, you'll have to do it on the Xbox 360.
That's another subject Dille responded quite candidly to, noting that Microsoft's inconsistent design precludes it from partaking in the ten-year life cycle coveted by the PS3. "Some of them have a hard drive, and some of them don't," he said. "None of them have a Blu-ray player, and the HD-DVD will be out of business in a matter of months. Is this a ten-year product?" Naturally, no answer to that question would be without a jab at the system's notoriously unreliable hardware. "By the way, it doesn't even work, so do they want to be selling it for ten years and refurbishing them all for ten more years? I don't think that's a ten-year product. You or they could disagree with me, but I'd put that up against the PS3 anyday."
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25