Cell Processor Powers Namco Arcades


Namco Bandai uses the Cell chip for its new arcade machines.

Namco Bandai announced that its new arcade releases will be developed on Sony’s Cell processor, which is a key component in the powerhouse PlayStation 3. This marks the first agreement Sony has made to embed the Cell chip in other hardware formats.

Tekken 6, a fighting series traditionally built for arcades and the PlayStation platform, will be Namco’s first demonstration of an arcade title built on the Cell architecture. No release date has been given, but the title will be available in amusement parks and various arcade establishments in Japan.

Source: MSN Mainichi

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