Man, count me out if what was only rumor is now absolutely considered fact. They are rushing because they used 8GB at the last minute? How do people know this exactly? Because dev kits historically have twice the ram? I mean call me crazy, but could it just be they decided it made a whole lot of sense that the dev kit would actually have the same RAM the system would.
And not showing the design means nothing more then they also wanted to have something major to show at e3. Are people really that desperate to make Sony look bad that they are now going to compare them to the same mistakes Microsoft made with rushing the 360 out and totally dismissing a little thing called marketing? Anyone who plays poker knows you do not show all your cards right away, and hate to break it to you all, this business is as much of a poker game as it is everything else. Sony no doubt is holding back on showing the design as they want to also have a great showing at e3.
I am actually close to being done with this community after last night. The amount of XBros sickens me to no end. God forbid your precious piece of plastic is not the best, which yes, all signs are pointing in that direction.
What really, really bothers me about all of you XBros is you fail to forget Sony has been doing this for a long, long time. This is not their first time at the Rodeo. What is amazing is they are not only still around after releasing what many called a disaster of a system because of the Cell, but they appear to be in a place that they will at least have equal specs to the next XBox, and it will be just as easy to develop for. They learned their lesson from The Cell. And this is what has so many people talking ****, and trying to make them sound as bad as they can whenever they can, as they are, for whatever dumb reasons, scared of the fact that even with what so many people called a nightmare of a system with The Cell in the PS3, Sony hung around strong this generation. And now they have a developer friendly console. And a console that appears to be as powerful as the next XBox will be. Why are you all so butthurt about this fact? Because your precious XBox brand may actually not be as great as you all swear that it is? Because the company who so many of you this generation said was destined to fail did not fail? Is your own life really that shallow and empty you have to choose sides on something like a console? Seriously?
What you also forget is that MS have the ace, and always will have the ace. That's DirectX.
Microsoft will do exactly what they did for the next Xbox, for this one. That's build a specially suited version of Direct X which will end up being a hybrid between 11.1 and 12. Which the last one was, a hybrid between 9 & 10. That's the key here. Sony will most likely wrap a OpenGL wrapper around its native API, where as microsoft bakes DirectX straight in. In result, this performs excellent, its miles easier to develop for and it simply pays off.
I really do think the decider in this generation will be the software. Which Microsoft have the upper hand at. I'd be truely shocked if the next Xbox didn't run on the Shared W8 kernal, a kernal which developers have coded for, since forever, on x86. For that reason aswell, I can't really imagine seeing the huge graphical leap in the console lifetimes like we've seen in the lifetime of the 360/PS3.