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Old 09-30-04, 06:17 PM   #80
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Default Re: My run-in with a console boy

Originally Posted by vampireuk
I never understood how the first playstation could be viewed as so great.
The N64 came to market late. The Playstation's intended competition was the Saturn. The Saturn launched at $399, with crappy-looking 3D slapped on at the end of its development cycle. The Playstation was an uber-console built from the ground up (as opposed to buying parts off the shelf and building it - like the Xbox) with full 3D goodness built into it. It launched at $299, and it had developers lining up in droves because unlike Nintendo and Sega, Sony was not operated by a bunch of Nazis.
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