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Highlite23
03-10-2002, 04:21 PM
Below is an excerpt from an article i read, you can read the entire article using this link.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/03/08/BU163959.DTL&type=tech



But analysts said Sony is scrambling in the face of steep competition from Microsoft's Xbox, which premiered in the United States in November. Unlike the PS2, Xbox includes a network adapter as well as a hard drive -- considered a key ingredient for downloading content. The Redmond, Wash., company is expected to make a major push into online gaming this summer.

Sony's announcement "is a preemptive marketing strike to help deaden the blow of the anticipated Microsoft marketing campaign for online this summer," said Gartner G2 analyst P.J. McNealy.

He also speculated that Sony may receive a chilly reception from third- party developers, who will have to bear the brunt of online development costs.
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