If it did then how would the older consoles run newer games which rely on the performance of newer consoles? It most likely has to do with the hard drive and some other stuff which I'm not familiar with but I'm positive about the hard drive. The 320GB (Toshiba, not a Sony! ) that came with my PS3 was getting bad and in GT5, track textures weren't loading, photomode pictures generate super slow, garage would load slow, everything was slow. Gun wouldn't appear in BF3. Everything was bad with the bad hard disk. At first I thought my PS3 was starting to die on me. Swapped in a 500GB HDD and it fixed EVERYTHING. You know what, someone go buy a brand spankin new console from each revision and test out GT6. That'll settle it once and for all.