Neoseeker : News : PS3 gets some tinkering
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x_revenge Apr 25, 08
goes to show you shouldn't just go and buy something the moment it is released but instead wait to see what others say about or for problems to be fixed or the price to be lowered or blah blah blah, patience is a virtue
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Shadow of Death Apr 25, 08
True, but it sucks to wait.

In any case, to the article writer. They didn't use it from the start because they didn't have the resources (at least on a cost efficient level) to do so. You need to build/modify facilities to change the dye size (for the processors), you can't just press a few buttons and presto, you've reduced the size of the processor.

Technology gets better (and smaller) as time goes on.

Trial and error are also involved, which takes time. MS for example, didn't do enough testing in their X-box 360 due to their rush to get out before their man rival Sony (and to a lesser degree, Nintendo). The result? Massive RRoD problems >_>
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chautemoc Apr 25, 08
Oh yeah, I recognize the cost and technology factors, more or less I was referring to the trail and error thing..I wonder why they didn't just do more of that before launch and get it better than they did. But yeah, time is a factor too.

Yeah, there's a gigantic page on Wikipedia that show at length all the problems the 360 as. Looking at it, it's a wonder anyone buys it. They could release every favourite series of mine on it, I still wouldnt buy it.
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Guest Apr 25, 08
What's the ETA on this? Serial numbers to identify them?
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chautemoc Apr 25, 08
Well they've started production on them now, so..all the newly produced ones will be improved..as for model numbers, no idea. Call Sony.
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GigavoX Apr 26, 08
will be nice to see the size of it.but still i think the price will still be chokong high
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x_revenge Apr 26, 08
so from 600 they'll get to 550 or something...big deal...
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THM Apr 26, 08
I'm getting tired of thier money-making schemes by reducing or overhauling some small components for cost-cutting reasons, but what I really want is the PS2 emotion-engine chip inside the PS3 console.

Nobody can bloody do that, except in classic 60GB Model.
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Guest Apr 26, 08
I got the classic 60 gig moddle, its nice for the most part, but im seriously considering getting the 3rd generation to replace it. dispite the lack of the emotion engine for ps2 games i hardly ever play anyway, it would be consideribly less hot. im still in high school, and have an admitibly small room with amazingly bad ventalation, and the ps3 makes my room exceedingly hot. hell the wii makes my room uncomfortable and it barily does as much as the ps3.
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iamjoe56 Apr 26, 08
Time to move out of the closet, Brice. Come out of the closet, come out now.
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super michael Apr 27, 08
Only USA and Japan had the emotion engine for PS2 in Europe it was removed.

Thats why I didn't get it because I was waiting to see if Sony puts in the emotion engine like USA but instead they removed it completely.
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