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Old May 22 2013, 12:25 AM   #86
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Re: Offiical XBox (3) Launch Thread

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260, did I miss a console?

But then again the PS4 can't play PS3 games, either? And did they say for definate that the Xbox One isn't backwards compatable?
It was a statement released after the event. Basically, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 used POWER-based processors by IBM, which is a completely different instruction set than the x86 processors used in both of the new consoles. Emulating the Xenon / Cell processors would be a Herculean effort and would require hardware well beyond what would be feasible to put in the boxes.
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