Originally Posted by briankmonkey
Actually there are quite a few games that run in 1080p and the system just came out. Off the top of my head: GT HD (looks gorgeous btw and buttery smooth at 60fps), Ridger Racer 7 (also 60fps), NBA 07 (also 60fps), Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Tekken 5 - Dark Ressurection (also 60fps). It is quite a bit more than a marketing bulletin point, of course it does that as well
It's nothing more than a bullet point to the vast majority of gamers who aren't operating on 1080p sets. And as was correctly pointed out earlier, the benefits of 1080p versus 720p still have yet to be proven.
Truth is MS the exec did stick his neck out, but I doubt he'll get the axe. Both MS exec's were way off target.
They were off target, true... but MS has yet to lie about something in the same bald-faced way that Sony did about its E3 2005 footage. Or promise features like dual 1080p output support that would end up being totally nonexistent. Or being "on track" for a Spring 2006 launch when everyone else knew that it was never gonna happen. Or having 2 million PS3 units shipped by the end of 2006 (which I believe they were still trying to have us believe as recently as two or three weeks ago).
See where I'm going with this?
The fact that you continually bring up the same two non-prescient predictions about the number of units shipped -- as well as 1080p support -- is just plain obnoxious and unnecessary, espcially within the context of this thread. It also only serves to highlight that MS' gaming division appears to be sheer genius next to the incompetent dodo-brains that seem to be running Sony. Say all you want about the power of the PS3 and its fancy features (and it does look like a great system and I can't wait to own Motorstorm), but Sony is in for a very, very rough year.
As for the PS3 being well below the 360's overall, I'd say the exact opposite, they are well above. Where are the 1080p rendered 360 games?It's been out for over a year.
The 360 has been out for a year. 1080p support has been part of the system for a considerably shorter time. Whether the 1080p games come or not is largely irrelevant to the vast majority of the gaming world, but certainly we'll probably see some of the Live Arcade titles take that route as well as HD-DVD playback.
The ratio of 1080p games isn't in MS's court.
The Wii is the hottest ticket in gaming right now. Does it have 1080p or HDMI? Hellz no, it doesn't even do HD support. And yet, it's the darling of the mass media and gamers alike. Having the 1080p games right now means absolutely nothing, and will continue to be largely irrelevant for the next three or four years.
The PS3 is producing games that actually have the graphics of top quality next-gen games.
Well, for an extra $100-200 and an extra year of development time, it damn well better. But like it or not, the buzz around the PS3 is that it's too expensive and performing no better than the 360. All the bullet points in the world won't save it when people would rather spend less money and get a Wii instead.