' Arstechnica.com posted part2 of their very detailed and technical Xbox 360 hardware article '
Part I of this series covered Microsoft's vision for dynamic content creation in the next generation of console games. The XBox 360's procedural synthesis techniques were explained, and a general overview of the multicore PowerPC CPU that powers the new console was given. In the present article, we'll zoom in for a closer look at this CPU, codenamed Xenon. We'll cover the design of its individual parts, and we'll talk about how each part fits with the vision outlined in Part I. Check out this great, but very technical - you've been warned, article on arstechnica.com
Has Play delivered Microsoft's top secret launch strategy?
The first indication of what Microsoft's price and delivery strategy for Europe appears to have been unveiled on online e-tailer Play.com.
In the first online product listing for the Xbox 360, Play.com states that the unit will set you back a quite staggering £399 and be available from November 29 of this year.
' A new survey published by Famitsu has found out what next-generation console Japanese gamers are most interested in '
The survey found that 42.2% of Japanese gamers are most interested in the Nintendo Revoluton, with the PlayStation 3 coming in close behind with 39.8% of Japanese gamers being most interested in Sony's next-generation console. Only 18.0% of Japanese gamers said they were most interested in Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Speaking to TheStreet.com, Allard said that he was "not sure" about the final price point, with a decision on pricing still "probably about two months away" - but confirmed that the price would "be in the neighbourhood" of the $300 price tag of Xbox at launch.