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9th April 2002, 12:31 PM
sony is making a ps3! its a challenge against xbox:) but sony is making it so fast that it could be done in the next year!

9th April 2002, 12:34 PM
yeah... but this is already known for almost 1 year now :D.
1000 times the power of the PS2, blah, blah, blah... but I wouldn't rely on this information too much. IMO It's still a bit early for a PS3... ;)

Piranha Advancements
9th April 2002, 01:44 PM
I probably read the same review MR did.1000 x powerful and all that drivel.

Altho it would be funny if it was the one that i posted the link. [i]You super rucky rucky man! [i/]

9th April 2002, 06:58 PM
there are extremly slim chances of a PS3 launching next year.. Sony has stated that they are working on the PS3 processor.. named Cell (ps2 processor called Emotion Engine) and the earliest time a ps3 would be released is around 2005.

I dunno, i expect it to come 2005-2006 or even 2007.. then the ps2 will be too old :/

Also, rumours are that the ps3 technology might even be something integrated in tvs and stuff..

9th April 2002, 08:07 PM
i thought ibm was commissioned to create the ps3's processor. it was stated in a news article.

9th April 2002, 08:52 PM
i knew that ibm did the gamecube processor, but hadnt heard the news about their doing the ps3's. do you remember which site you saw the article on?

9th April 2002, 09:13 PM
It's been around for a while now - The Cell processor isn't necessarily the PS3's processor, it's just a new type of processor for the future being developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM if I remember correctly. A version of it, or the technology of it, could well be used in the next evolution of the PlayStation.

I remember reading about it on the Engineering Times website or somesuch a long while back now - six months or something.

As far as I know it's not a big secret or anything - it's public knowledge for whoever wants to sift for it.

In fact, I'll save everyone and myself some trouble and post lots of links here before the thought police think I'm spewing forth confidential information.... :)

IBM: http://www.ibm.com/news/us/2002/04/02.html
Somewhere else very geeky: http://www.isa.org/journals/intech/news/1,1160,2276,00.html

CNET - the geek's friend: http://news.com.com/2100-1001-253912.html?legacy=cnet
EE-Times: http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20010313S0113
One for luck: http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/business/2982937.htm

As for the PS3 coming next year.... heh!... anyone who believes that has had their brains removed and is currently using their skull to keep old rags in!