XBox2 To Use PowerPC

By Deane Barker on November 3, 2003

Microsoft Xbox To Use PowerPC Chip: I hope they don’t end up regretting this like that guy from Apple did.

“Microsoft’s second-generation Xbox game console will contain a PowerPC microprocessor, sources confirmed Monday.

In a statement issued by Microsoft on Monday, the company said that Microsoft had licensed ‘leading edge semiconductor processor technology’ from IBM, to be used in the next-generation Xbox. Sources close to IBM subsequently identified the chip as a PowerPC, but declined to state which chip will be used in the console.”