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Console Gen IV

  Sony PS2 Microsoft Xbox Nintendo GameCube Sega Dreamcast
  PS2 Xbox GameCube Deamcast
Supported Video Resolution 480p, 480i 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i 480p, 480i 480p, 480i
Sound Capabilities Dolby Digital 5.1 (only DVD movies), DTS 4.0, Dolby Pro Logic II, Stereo analog audio Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS (only DVD movies), Dolby Pro Logic II, Stereo analog audio Dolby Pro Logic II, Stereo analog audio Dolby Surround, Stereo analog audio
Video Outputs Component
S–Video
Composite
Component
S–Video
Composite
Component
S–Video
Composite
RGB signal
S–Video
Composite
Sound Outputs Optical
RCA analog audio
Optical
RCA analog audio
RCA analog audio RCA analog audio
Data Interconnects IEEE 1394 (i.Link)
USB ports (x2)
Memory Slots (x2)
Controller ports (x2)
USB or game controller ports (x4)
RJ-45 Ethernet
Controller ports (x4)
Memory Slots (x2)
Controller ports (x4)
RJ-11 Modem
CPU 128 bit Emotion Engine @ 294.9 MHz with 24KB L1 cache Intel Pentium III 733 MHz with 128 KB L2 cache PowerPC based 485MHz Gekko CPU with 256 KB L2 cache 128-Bit Hitachi SH4 200 MHz with 24KB L1 cache 8 MB RAM
Video Graphics 147MHz GPU processor - 4MB DRAM 250 MHz NVIDIA GPU 162 MHz ATI Flipper GPU -3MB RAM 100 MHz VideoLogic GPU 8 MB RAM
RAM 32MB RDRAM 64 MB SDRAM (shared with video and main) 40 MB 16 MB
Game Media Format DVD(4.7 GB or 8.5GB), CD (from PS1, 650MB) DVD(4.7 GB or 8.5GB) GameCube disc (1.5 GB) GD-ROM (1.2 GB)
Extra Features:
  • Optional hard drive extension
  • Optional Ethernet expansion
  • Plays DVD movies up to 480p
  • 4x DVD-Rom drive
  • Built-in 8GB or 10GB hard drive
  • Built-in networking
  • Optional Ethernet expansion
  • Optional modem expansion
  • GameBoy connectivity
  • Sega net web browser
  • Visual Memory Unit plugs into controller and included mini LCD screen
  • Additional broadband adaptor used to replace modem
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    ≈ 24 Million Units Sold

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