Get ready for gee-whiz technology
Gamers weathered rain and long lines, awaiting the debut of PlayStation 3. In Manhattan, the frenzy prompted some PS3 fans to wait in line for two or three days. Sony's "next-generation" console (left) went on sale at midnight. Details from the Washington Post.
At the same time, gamers are taking a serious look at Nintendo's Wii, which could offer some stiff competition when it debuts November 19. Nintendo promises eye-popping graphics and a cost that's easier on the pocketbook.
Consumers worldwide spent nearly $150 billion on interactive entertainment from 2001 to 2006. With that much money at stake, Microsoft's year-old Xbox 360 is taking nothing for granted.
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