Bandai Namco to bring Cell processor to the arcades

Posted by Mark Raby

Tokyo (Japan) - Bandai Namco will use the supercomputer chip in future arcade machines, reports Japan's Manchini Daily News.

Tekken 6, which is due out later this year, will be the first arcade game to use the PS3 chip, and so far is the only one Bandai Namco has announced.

The advanced processing power will give the fighting franchise a visual upgrade, but it likely won't do anything to bring back significant attention to the flagging arcade industry in the US.

Prior to merging with Bandai, Namco also used Sony's PS2 Emotion Engine in a handful of its arcade titles.