227w ago - In the latest Edge magazine, John Carmack of iD Software states that the Xbox 360 version of RAGE just about matches the 60fps framerate of the PC version, while the PS3 only runs the game at around 20-30fps at this stage in development.
To quote: "The 360 version matches the PC's 60 fps," Carmack told Edge. "But the textures on many surfaces currently flick visibly between resolutions as you move toward and away from them, while the PS3's framrate runs at just 20-30fps.
"The PS3 lags a little bit behind in terms of getting the performance out of it. The rasteriser is just a little bit slower - no two ways about that.
"The RSX is slower than what we have in the 360. The CPU is about the same, but the 360 makes it easier to split things off, and that's what a lot of the work has been, splitting it all into jobs on the PS3."
However, iD Software still intends to release all three versions at 60fps and they're confident they can achieve this:
"Everything is designed as a 60 hertz game. We expect this to be 60 hertz on every supported platform," Carmack added.
"The work remaining is getting it locked so there's never a dropped frame or a tear, but we're confident that...
274w ago - Don Mattrick, senior vice-president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, has said he expects the XBox 360 to secure second place in the current generation console war.
"We will sell more consoles this generation than Sony," Mattrick told Business Week.
He made the comments as Microsoft announced it was slashing the price of all three of its Xbox 360 models in the US, having recently done so in Japan also. As a result of the move, the entry level Xbox 360 Arcade is now priced at $199, making it the cheapest of the current generation of consoles on the market.
However, Mattrick said he was less confident of the Xbox 360 catching this generation's current market leader, Nintendo's Wii.
"I'm not at a point where I can say we're going to beat Nintendo," he said.