Recently Sony released the PS3 Slim basically a more compact version of its gaming console its nice but not even close to the upgrades touted for the the XBOX 360. If you have heard of the planned upgrades for the XBOX 360 you should boogie over to Youtube and look up “project MILO/Natal” Natal is basically a voice and motion detection system that even beats the Wii at its own game it allows for complete detection of voice, facial expressions, actions, and objects. All of this is achieved without a controller like the Wii requires and only a small detector placed in front of you.
Milo on the other had is a virtual character that uses this input and responds accordingly in a very realistic fashion so much so that it’s like having another person on the room. In the demo a woman talks to Milo apparently without script or practice and Milo recognizes her emotions an voice with no problem whatsoever, but for me the real amazing part is when she draws on a piece of paper and hands it to Milo. Milo reaches out to where she is holding it and during this time Natal scans the paper and by the time Milo’s hand grabs it Natal generates a digital copy of the paper complete with the fish drawn on. Milo then proceeds to describe the page.
Amazingly just next to the TV is what appears to be a typical XBOX 360 Elite with a small add-on attached to where the hard drive would normally be hopefully indicating that entirely new XBOXs are not required to take advantage of Natal and Milo.
My point being that if Sony wants to keep up with this technology they are going to have to do better than just slim down their hardware and have Blueray drives. Same thing actually goes for Nintendo as this upgrade would totally remove the line between the Wii and the other major consoles.