View Full Version : Nintendo and Sony didn't use the real deal at E32k6?
05-20-2006, 11:39 PM
I have heard that both Nintendo and Sony didn't use their real next-gen consoles in their demonstrations at E3. Is this true?
05-21-2006, 12:19 AM
The Wii stuff was running off of a modified Gamecube with Wii hardware built into it...or at least that's what they say.
05-21-2006, 01:03 AM
You mean like this article:
There was another link somewhere where they showed a computer playing the Wii behind the scenes. I don't see a big concern here. Companies do this all the time. Just means the hardware isn't finalized. I don't see how the PS3 will ship in November in the US though.
05-21-2006, 01:13 AM
Everyone do that. Heck, the xbox 360 demos of last year were running on g5s..
05-21-2006, 04:35 AM
Half the time stuff at e3 runs on dev kits and not actual units (dev kits usualy have more ram).
Probably the greatest one I ever saw was the last turok running on a gcn devkit (i think G-DEV unit) at e3 and not only was the loading time worse then the era of ps1 (or even the 1 min load on Midnight club 3 for psp), the games framerate was horendus.
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