Sony responds to Microsoft's adding of 1080p to the Xbox 360
Sony downplay's Microsoft's adding of 1080p support to the Xbox 360 and even their HD-DVD add-on. Not so much downplaying as straight out dissing:
"It's unfortunate that Microsoft's external HD-DVD drive will not enhance the experience at all for the gamer. Sony realizes that to truly take gaming into the next generation requires a larger data format for both games and movies. PS3 uses the Blu-ray format for gaming, giving developers 50 GB of high-definition storage on a single disc, while Microsoft's 9 GB DVD gaming format is an obstacle for storing HD content. Furthermore, Microsoft's announced HD games patch is really just a compatibility feature -- upscaling lower-resolution content does not make it Full HD (1080p), something that PS3 can do out of the box."
Ouch. I can't wait until the PS3 launches. Of all the talk Sony is talking, you would think they are going to be able to more than walk the walk. Like fly the walk or something equally crazy.