One form of technology that undoubtedly brings folks lots of enjoyment, amusement, and social bond is video gaming platforms. Ever since Atari and other video game platforms that were simple came out about thirty years back, the video gaming industry has attempted to make better and better apparatus to keep folks interested in all the have to offer.
Consequently we currently have video game platforms that have built in hard drives, optical disc drives, tremendous levels of RAM, and there have been several breakthroughs in video gaming technology over time, and multiple computer processors working in parallel. Before, the leading competitions in the video gaming industry have been Intellivision and Atari, and after Nintendo and Sega, but it is pretty much come down to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Play Station 3. Both of both of these products have a good deal in common, for example, truth that they both have multiple central processing units, built in gorgeous images that could reach HDTV resolutions, and hard drives, optical disc drive, the capacity to connect to the World Wide Web.
One of the characteristics that they both have in common is the ability to play high definition DVD’s onto HDTV sets, making them high-definition DVD players (in addition to standard DVD plays and CD players). These High Definition DVD formats are in opposition as the Play Station 3 plays with Sony’s Blu ray high def DVD format as well as the Xbox 360 plays Toshiba’s HD DVD format. The manner in which this is accomplished by these two apparatus is slightly different. That is since the Xbox 360’s capability to play high def DVD’s comes from an optional HD DVD drive which can be connected to the unit via cable, as well as the Play Station 3 has a Bluray drive.
The reality that both of these apparatus play distinct High Def DVD’s has brought them right into the midst of a format war between Blu ray and HD DVD. Both formats basically accomplish the exact same thing (although there are technical reasons why Blu ray may be outstanding), but can not be played on each other’s players and disc drives. Because of this, it is generally agreed that the format war can be survived by just one of the formats.
Both Sony and Toshiba (with Microsoft’s help) have been attempting to develop an advantage in the marketplace for their various formats, and both of these video game systems have become pawns in the format war. It was expected the Play Station 3 would boost the benefits of the Blu ray format to those who would buy a Play Station anyhow and then see Blu-ray discs on it as an afterthought. The difficulty with this particular strategy has been that the additional expense of including a Blu-ray drive is represented in the price and a lot of gamers of the Play Station 3 do not need to pay the additional cash. The Xbox 360, in the flip side, has avoided that pitfall by making its HD DVD drive an elective individual purchase.