When the Playstation 2 was released it was the highest-selling console of its time. Microsoft knew if they wanted to compete with Sony by dropping their first gaming console they would have to make some serious technological improvements within the XBox to set it aside from any other gaming console during that time. To do this XBox stepped aside from how previous consoles were being built and put a whole new spin to building their consoles in the same way that PCs were being built. This let XBox have double the amount of storage and processing power that the Playstation 2 had. Instead of using memory cards like the PlayStation 2, the XBox used an internal hard drive that significantly reduced loading times for games. This was a major technological improvement to the gaming console world. When it comes to power the XBox made major improvements to its processing system that lead the XBox to be significantly more powerful than the Playstation 2. The Playstation 2 came installed with a 295-MHz processor while the XBox came installed with a 733-MHz processor giving it more than double the power that the PlayStation 2 had. To learn more about how XBox used new technological innovations to be set aside from previous gaming consoles, click to the next item, the “XBox”.