Dev Sees Xbox "Storage Problem

Something that PS3 owners have long held over their Xbox 360-using friends and acquaintances is becoming a bigger and bigger deal.  A developer behind of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has identified the Xbox’s lack of Blu-ray as a “storage problem.”

It turns out that the PS3 version of the new Castlevania game will fit on a single disc.  The Xbox version, meanwhile, will have to be on two discs because of the smaller storage capacity of DVDs compared to Blu-rays.

Mercury Steam chief Dave Cox also told Tim Ingham, “I think it’s something Microsoft are going to experience more and more – that they need to help developers overcome the storage problem.”

Of course, a person can argue that this isn’t a huge deal.  Many old PC games came on multiple discs and were popular nonetheless.  The Baldur’s Gate series remains a personal favorite even though it was sometimes necessary to switch CDs every few minutes.

Still, this gives the PS3 a slight edge over the Xbox, and as close as the console wars have been at times, that’s not good news for developers who support Microsoft’s camp.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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