AnandTech today reveals some interesting details regarding the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 console. They spoke with several game developers and come to the conclusions that both consoles are marketed to be much more powerful than they actually are. And it also seems that the real world performance if these consoles is nowhere near what it was supposed to be.. But AnandTech is quite optimistic about the GPUs.
Speaking under conditions of anonymity with real world game developers who have had first hand experience writing code for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hardware (and dev kits where applicable), we asked them for nothing more than their brutal honesty. What did they think of these new consoles? Are they really outfitted with the PC-eclipsing performance we’ve been lead to believe they have? The answer is actually quite frequently found in history; as with anything, you get what you pay for.