Nu de PS2 in de VS uit is begint het vergelijken tussen de verschillende consoles pas echt. IGN bekeek welke console de beste specificaties op het gebied van hardware heeft, de Playstation 2 of de Gamecube. Ze vragen verschillende game ontwikkelaars over de ervaringen die zei met één van de 2 consoles hadden en zo kwam er een aardige vergelijking uit de bus.Rubin (Naughty Dog) believes that there are ways around PlayStation 2's difficulties for development houses that are willing to put the time and effort into the system. He suggests that only lazy software companies will give up on the console in favor of X-Box or Gamecube, and that perhaps PS2 is better off without them. "If you're a lazy developer, you probably also haven't been a very good selling developer, that's my opinion," says Rubin. "I'll give you an example: Oddworld Inhabitants. 'Oh, this is too hard, we can't handle it!' I mean, these guys have never done 3D before! Who are they to whine? I mean, they literally have not done 3D before Ethey skipped the training, and are now jumping to the 3D world. They skipped the whole last generation effectively, and they're whining.

Meanwhile Lorne Lanning, president of Oddworld Inhabitants, which recently cancelled its PlayStation 2 version of Munch's Oddysee in favor of an XBox release, has an entirely different view. The designer of the Hollywood-quality title confesses that there was simply too much limitations in PlayStation 2 development for the firm's game to be fully realized, and says that for true next-generation software the XBox is the better choice. "We've obviously placed our bet, and we've placed it on the XBox as opposed to PlayStation 2," he comments. "Historically, we've had some issues with the PlayStation 2 as a console. I don't want to get in a pissing contest with other developers that are building PS2 games, and they go, 'Oh, it's going fine for us.' At the end of the day, we'll see who builds the better games when they hit the street."Gezonde concurrentie bestaat er dus ook nog in de games industrie, waar fusies en overnames de laatste tijd centraal stonden.

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