The internet has various reports that highly-placed UK sources (shops!) have revealed that the Xbox 360 is set to launch in Europe on November 25th and the price tag may be as high as UKP 299 with Xbox 360 titles likely to hit shelves at around UKP 44.99, Click here for more information about the launch day, and click here for a list of launch titles.
In all fairness when you start to comparision the 2 systems it gets a bit complicated, how many ultraterabananatreeflop vs megagigacellphonecastles but here is a Guardian Newspaper Comparison blog that trys, in my mind it’s XBOX before Christmas with a better looking box and live play out of the box, a ton of ‘good’ games and Microsoft backing them, with sony as a 2nd best in Games, Online, Launch date, looks, and with the most ugly controller ever made.
Although I will probably have any console that has a game I want to play the XBOX360 is where my money lies, and I can’t help but enjoy an energetic presentation by Microsoft on this new toy, E3 is now flooding out images and videos of games for the next generation consoles, it’s all very exciting, roll on Christmas so I can play Project Gotham Racing 3!
Here is a leaked picture of the : XBOX360
And here are some hardware specs :
Support for DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 cd, JPEG photo CD, All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing, Customizable face plates to change appearance, 3 USB 2.0 ports,Support for 4 wireless controllers,Detachable 20GB drive, Wi-Fi ready, Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU, 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each,2 hardware threads per core,1 VMX-128 vector unit per core,1 MB L2 cache, ATI Graphics Processor @ 500 MHz, 10 MB embedded DRAM, 512 MB Memory GDDR3 RAM, 700 MNz DDR, 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth, 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM, 21.6 GB/s frontside bus, Mulitchannel surround sound output,Supports 48khz 16-bit audio, 32 bit,256+ audio channels, all leaked of course, so only to be taken with a pinch of salt.