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Submitted by StinkiWan 964d ago | opinion piece

PS4 vs. Xbox One: Microsoft’s Advantage if Hardware’s Irrelevant

DailyGame: "The issue of hardware is completely moot in the next generation. ...By making hardware almost a side conversation, Microsoft is in a history-be-damned position to win the next generation." (PS4, Xbox One)

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allformats  +   964d ago
Microsoft does not have a hardware advantage. Where do these sites get these things from?

On the contrary, PS4 is the one with the GDDR5 advantage.
-Mika-  +   964d ago | Intelligent
Learn how to read.
Enemy  +   964d ago
Even if it weren't for the PS4's vastly superior hardware, it would be PS4's advantage due to the fact that Sony owns ALL their exclusives. Sony have Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, Sucker Punch, Team ICO, Polyphony Digital, Media Molecule, Santa Monica, Evolution, Quantic Dream, and others on their side. Next they're going to acquire Ready At Dawn. Who does Microsoft have? 343? That studio was created for Halo, so expect a lot more Halo.

Titanfall and Dead Rising belong to 3rd parties.

Sony's games will never appear on any other platform. Couple this with the PS4 being $100 cheaper.

Never thought I'd see a website praise TV features but hey, look who it is,
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joeorc  +   964d ago
I would say that Microsoft, having a "Defacto" software advantage over Sony like this story states, is not a fact like this story tries to claim for the game console market. because if anything Sony has invested quite a lot of Money into their software and services.
fermcr  +   964d ago
LOL... I find comments like this "Even if it weren't for the PS4's vastly superior hardware" quite funny. The way fanboys talk it looks like the PS4 is 100 times faster then the X1. It only demonstrates they don't understand nothing about hardware.

Yes on paper the PS4 looks faster then the X1... but saying "vastly superior hardware" is quite a stretch.
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claudionmc  +   964d ago

1.84tflops is vastly superior to 1.23tflops (about 50%)

7GB GDDR5 RAM dedicated to games is vastly, VASTLY superior to 5GB DDR3 RAM dedicated to games.

I don't like these kind of comparisons, but I don't think that it is a stretch over here. Things are clear for me
NatureOfLogic  +   964d ago
@ fermcr, I enjoy reading comments like that, because It was really funny reading 360 fanboys comments in the past, claiming It was impossible for Sony to make superior hardware because they couldn't afford it. Look how that turned out.
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malokevi  +   964d ago
LOL. and he still has more likes that dislikes. Goes to show how much the content of the article actually matters around here.

Disclaimer: it doesn't.
I_am_Batman  +   963d ago
@fermcr: "it only demonstrates they don't understand nothing about hardware."

Are you implying that you understand hardware? If so please read this and come back to discussion when you're done:
Freedomland  +   963d ago
Quote from the article, after reading it I understand what he means.

"Unless a manufacturer is willing to pony up for an exclusive, game engines will pander to the lowest common hardware denominator".
SilentNegotiator  +   963d ago
"if Hardware’s Irrelevant"

Except it is
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s8anicslayer  +   964d ago
This is another article comparing software from each machine, yes microsoft does focus on software but so does sony, the only difference thus far is that microsoft is willing to pay huge money for exclusive games and content timed exclusive or not. Sony does not and stand strong behind that. You make your decision on what games you play and what interests you more in what console has to offer, if you are a multi console owner like myself these issues are irrelevant but if you can only get one choose wisely and don't follow the masses cause it the cool thing to do!
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Software_Lover  +   964d ago
What is the difference in buying a studio for millions, or paying a studio millions for an exclusive game? Absolutely nothing.

But, buying studio after studio kind of makes it seem as if you're trying to form a monopoly, and we dont like monopolies around here do we?
s8anicslayer  +   964d ago
How many times has sony paid rockstar, activision, ea etc. etc. huge sums of money for timed exclusive content? How is that good for business? These strategies is what caused the breakup at Microsoft as a monopoly years back. Give me one good reason why their deep pockets are beneficial to non xbox gamers? Investing in a studio is a smart business move and as a company you should seize the opportunity, my problem is buying content from multiplat devs/publishers and keeping all gamers out of the loop!
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Software_Lover  +   964d ago
Buying an exclusive game, and paying for exclusive content (which Sony does also), is different. I see nothing wrong with buying an exclusive game.

I hate having different content on both platforms. It's stupid. As far as timed content goes, it has never bothered me personally, because I own both systems ADD TO THE FACT THE ONLY SERIES I HAVE PURCHASED CONTENT FOR IS MASS EFFECT. But I can see how it would piss alot of people off. But there must be some type of payoff if they keep doing it. I'm not agreeing with the practice, I'm agreeing with you, but we dont see the business behind it.
s8anicslayer  +   964d ago
Agreed and that is my only gripe with Microsoft.
Jayjayff  +   963d ago
Someone here doesn't understand what a monopoly is or how game publishing works.
It's like calling Chevrolet a monopoly for patenting the Camaro.
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s8anicslayer  +   963d ago
No! actually it's not, it's more like wanting to buy a flowmaster exhaust but you can't because for 6 months to 1 year flowmaster is only exclusive to the camaro. That's more of a comparison, a camaro is chevy's brand. I'm sure many mustang owners who are fans of flowmaster would be pissed.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   964d ago
(from the article)

"whenever software and services come into play, Microsoft has a fantastic track record"

Services? Yes, Microsoft has a pretty good track-record there, especially within the Xbox brand.

Software? Absolutely not. A lot of their long-running studios were shut down (Ensemble, FASA) and if you need an example of their software support, look no further than Kinect on the 360. It has been nearly three years since the "revolution in motion controls" began and we have yet to see a SINGLE worthwhile "core" game for Kinect.
HugoDrax  +   963d ago
Not trying to be an ass here, but have we seen s SINGLE worthwhile "core" game for EyeToy? PLAYSTATION Eye?

I ask because everyone seems to single out KINECT as if its a failed piece of a hardware. If I'm not mistaken it is vastly superior when compared to your average webcam, or PLAYSTATION Eye for that matter. While we're at it, is the PLAYSTATION Eye still included with the purchase of the PS4 console? If it is then MSGV will be quite the experience on the PS4 and XB1. If it isn't then what was the purpose of integrating the light strip on the back of our DualShock controllers? if every console owner won't be able to take advantage of the integrated move capabilities because their package lacked the PSEYE.

Furthermore, the only game I recall being interesting with my Eye Toy was Eye of Judgement. Hopefully the PS4 or KINECT takes advantage of similar Yu-Gi-Oh or Magic the Gathering
wiz7191  +   963d ago
But Kinect is a piece of hardware, not software. Software is needed to make a piece of hardware run.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   963d ago
That's a whole lot of harping on Eyetoy, considering it always was and always will be a peripheral.

Sony never hyped it to the level MS has hyped kinect.That's the difference.
imt558  +   964d ago
And with GPU also.
Cmk0121  +   964d ago
Sony is the place to play offline campaing great story games, amazing single player campaigns. xbox one/ xbl is the place to play ,sports games, multiplayer shooters etc period. hardware aside people are just neglecting the XBL is 50 million strong and been growing for 12 years, and has more money behind it, its why PS plus perks are so good, the online service and infrastructure is crap.
jd6187  +   964d ago
LEARN HOW TO READ MORON " Microsoft’s Advantage if Hardware’s Irrelevant"

IF keyword IF hardware Is Irrelevant dumb troll
Wh15ky  +   963d ago
"the issue of hardware is completely moot in the next generation of consoles"

"Both the PS4 and Xbox One are powerful machines, to the point that they essentially cancel one another out."

No 'ifs' there.

Terrible article.
wiz7191  +   963d ago
In terms of hardware Sony can't compete with Microsoft, Microsoft as a company is built around software and Sony is a hardware company at heart. Example, have you ever picked up a Sony laptop and notice its running a Windows OS???
greenlantern2814  +   963d ago
xbox1 has no advantages of ps4, while some will say the tv features but i can do most of that with a smart tv. ps4 will have hulu, netflix, amazon, and will also stream music and movies. and we all know that history favors that sony will have more exclusives through out its life cycle
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tigertom53  +   963d ago
some great info on xbox one cloud service in Titian fall
despair  +   964d ago
Terrible article, very convoluted. Its too early to make any determination on either system.
iamnsuperman  +   964d ago
Lets get one thing straight: multiplatform games look the same regardless of hardware capabilities becauseitis far easierand more costeffective to develop one game and port than making two console specific games from the ground up.

Also the hardware doesn't equal each other out. There is a big difference between the ram in each console which will show in multitasking......

A big issue for Microsoft is the price with little to reasoning why
it is $100 more. Is the inclusion of the kinect really worth being more?
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headblackman  +   964d ago
its because of the kinect,TV tuner,and the licensing of blu ray which is coowned by Sony.
mcstorm  +   964d ago
Don't forget you also get 12 month live with the console to where with the PS4 you need to buy the PS+ on top.
CKsquid  +   963d ago
Where did you get this information from?
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   963d ago
You only get the XBL is you get the Day one launch edition.Which is in very, very short supply.
SatanSki  +   964d ago
For me it is. I would gladly pay $100 more but i fear that ~50% less of processing power and ~40% less of memory will make too much of a difference in gfx quality. Even if it will be visible only in exclusives. For me even ps4 is much to weak and i would prefer to spend $800 on much more potent console.
Hercules189  +   963d ago
have you seen ryse, forza 5 and quantumbreak, howabout that black tusk game. All these games are looking great and its just going to improve later on. imagine the difference between cod 2 and gears of war. If you think that ryse looks amazing just wait till you see halo 5 or whatever they call it, if the dark sorcer maxs out the one, so what, ill be happy with that.
MysticStrummer  +   964d ago
I agree that MS is trying to make hardware a side conversation, but that's because they know they've been outclassed again.

Hardware still matters, and Sony has the edge again.

The cloud, as used for remote computation, is still a long way off because of the existing internet infrastructure. The Forza cloud feature they showed at E3 was nothing that couldn't be done with this generation's network tech. It's a cool idea, but the cloud isn't needed for it to work. We don't know what use Titanfall will make of the cloud. We just have the claim that it will. According to the article below, the options for cloud computation are very limited.
jonboi24  +   964d ago
So what happens when Sony allows cloud computation on Gaikai? What advantage other than TV does XB1 have left?
MysticStrummer  +   964d ago
From what I've read, the only real tech advantage One has is it's camera, but PS4's camera isn't bad either so I don't know how much of an advantage it is.

As for Gaikai, I think Sony will be just as hampered by the reality of the world's internet infrastructure as Microsoft will be.
Thunderhawkxbox  +   963d ago
Get a life gaikai is shit cloud been out ages ago Microsoft spending milions on cloud not shitty service like gaikai no one knew about it since Sony bought it
strifeblade  +   963d ago
umm dont you think the fact the cloud will allow all multiplats to have dedicated servers are a great reason as opposed to sony p2p for its multiplats? Titanfall uses cloud for dedicated servers for big multiplayer games as well as advanced ai and physics- thatmuch is confirmed- and they state they have not even scratched the surface of cloud.

But seriously? sony fanboys dont care for dedicated servers? when i get x1 i am paying for dedicated servers. and sony are making ppl pay to play online with p2p connections- i mean aren't you guys opposed to that?
MysticStrummer  +   963d ago
I don't think I said one word against dedicated servers, but since you brought it up...

It's still going to matter where those dedicated servers are in relation to the user, and the connection between the user and those servers will be the most important thing of all in the equation.

The cloud gives no inherent advantage in regard to dedicated servers.
McScroggz  +   963d ago
Sigh, Sony fanboys huh? Wonder what that makes you...

The PS3 had more games that used dedicated servers than Xbox 360 games. The vast, and I do mean vast amount of multiplayer games were hosted by the developer. Early on, there was a noticeable difference between the online offerings on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but now that difference is NEARLY moot.

Microsoft is promising 300,000 servers (virtual), but they are not there yet. I don't know how many they have now, nor do I know when Microsoft will reach 300,000; but I do know that Sony is investing money in servers as well and expect there to be pretty similar ping and latency for players on PS4 and Xbox One. The XB1 might again have a slight advantage, but I personally doubt it will be enough to sway anybody.

Anyways, the point I'm making is stop being such a fanboy yourself and act a little bit more mature.
strifeblade  +   963d ago
@ mcscroogs/mystic strummer
sony makes servers for first party games lol not 3rd party- on x1 every developer has accces to the cloud to allow dedicated servers for not only first party games but 3rd party games as well.

Are you telling me sony will pay and set up dedicated servers for 3rd party studios that are multiplat?sony doesnt have the time or money to do something like that. Sony's gakai cloud is a 300 million dollar cloud stream service- microsoft is a 9 billion dollar cloud service that has multiple applications. slight advantage? well if you like p2p- be my guest but players that like online competitive multiplayer will look at msoft's dedicated servers for the best experience. Where are their servers located? well with one of the worlds largest cloud service (along with google and amazon) i dont think i would be too worried.

I am sorry but all i have said are facts. xbox live gold just better with dedicated servers while sony sneaks pay to play online? Go praise sony for your brandnew feature in your ps+ subscription- the requirement to play online.

Im no fanboy but i have to give points to msoft where its warranted because sony's online infrastructure is lagging compared to x1 as it looks right now. sure 360 did not have much support in dedicated servers- but with msoft integrating cloud into x1, the service will be phenomenal.
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MysticStrummer  +   963d ago
None of which counters what I said above...

Yes, dedicated servers are good, but the main issue will always be where those servers are in relation to the user and how good the user's connection is to those servers.
jonboi24  +   964d ago
He's one advantage of many that PS4 has over XB1. A single and focused vision. MS have to rework a lot of things now because of their drm change. This system was built with this in mind. Millions of dollars and hours upon hours of R&D were thrown out the window.
Minato-Namikaze  +   964d ago
Cersei Lannister: [pours herself wine and sits] We still outnumber them.
Robert Baratheon: Which is the bigger number, five or one?
Cersei Lannister: Five.
Robert Baratheon: [holds up his left fingers] Five...
Robert Baratheon: [clutches his right fist] ... one. One army, a real army, united behind one leader with one purpose. Our purpose died with the Mad King.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   964d ago
Yeah that's what really boggles my mind MS just doing a 180 on a philosophy they built for the xbone. It really makes it harder to trust them on any stance they take as they can easily change it
Belking  +   964d ago
It's all about the software and services. Power doesn't guarantee anything.
reaperofsouls  +   964d ago
Try running Crysis 3 on 5 year old PC and then say power doesn't guarantee anything.

It obvious to me that M$ is stuggling to justify the extra $100 for an inferior system, So they instead try colouring the water and hope we don't notice
Belking  +   964d ago
It's not Is ps3 inferior to xbox360 even though it can't do cross game chat? You see how that goes. PS4 is not superior to xbox-one. We haven't seen any proof of that whatsoever. On paper and performance is two different things. Xbox is the superior of the two when it come to technology though. Cloud powered, HDMI in, latest in camera tech, dedicated server support and 3 operating systems which allows smooth transitioning from one to the other. I say the extra 100 dollars is well worth it. Sony may be 100 cheaper but ms kills them in functionality and tech.
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quenomamen  +   963d ago
Exactly go run Crysis 3 on a PC with lets say 40% less power and then came back here talking bout how its not that big a difference, or how you cant tell.
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reaperofsouls  +   963d ago
I can't help thinking that you are looking through rose tinted Glasses at the XBOX1 if you think that a 1.2 Tflop GPU and ddr 3 RAM is superior Tech to a 1.8Tflop GPU and ddr5 RAM and for that KINECT what you refer to as lastest camera tech, it has no really place in terms of a GAMING sence, UNLESS you like to play dancing games that is.
claudionmc  +   964d ago
Yeah, right, say that to wii u
wiz7191  +   963d ago
Say the to the PS3 & 360 when the Wii crushed this current gen, Software sells consoles.
claudionmc  +   963d ago

Wii crushed this gen because it launched at $249.99 while xbox 360 was at $499.99 and PS3 at $599.99

Awful point of comparison
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pedrof93  +   964d ago
I think its all about games. Like it always was. Not tv series/shows/services. There already too many deferent type of TV boxes around.

And the author forgot about that.

For me software = games.
GeisT  +   964d ago
Playstation's whole game lineup was LAME. Microsoft didn't do much better either. Again it seems like all the good games are coming to both with the exception of Titanfall. Which means it comes down to whether you prefer skype and xbox live to PSN and their game chat.
LKHGFDSA  +   964d ago
more games to be revealed though.
InSpectre  +   964d ago
Yeah there's going to be nothing to play. :( /s

PS4 Announced Titles:

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Madden NFL 25
NBA 2K14
NBA Live 14
Need for Speed Rivals
Warframe [Free-to-Play]
The Witness
Basement Crawl
Blacklight: Retribution [Free-to-Play]
Carmageddon: Reincarnation
The Crew
Cyberpunk 2077
DC Universe Online [Free-to-Play]
Deep Down
Diablo III
Doki-Doki Universe [Free-to-Play]
Don’t Starve
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dying Light
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Evil Within
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XV
inFAMOUS: Second Son
Just Dance 2014
Kingdom Hearts 3
LEGO Marvel Superheroes
Lords of the Fallen
Mad Max
Mercenary Kings
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Mirror's Edge 2
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N Tasty
The Order: 1886
The Pinball Arcade
Planetside 2 [Free-to-Play]
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Ray's the Dead
Rainbow 6: Patriots
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
Secret Ponchos
Shadow Warrior
Silent Enemy
Skylanders Swap Force
Sniper Elite 3
Star Wars: Battlefront
Super Motherload
Super Stardust (Untitled)
Tiny Brains
Tom Clancy's The Division
Trials Fusion
The Walking Dead: Season 2
War Thunder: Ground Forces [Free-to-Play]
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Wolfenstein: The New Order
GeisT  +   963d ago
I was talking about Playstation's and Microsoft exclusives. The other games don't really matter because they are available on both consoles and pc.
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Cryptcuzz  +   963d ago
I highly doubt you know what would be the game lineup for both systems come launch day. There are many more games that have not been revealed yet for both consoles. Read: Both.

If you are comparing and making up your mind about LAME game lineup for a particular console when there are still a few major gaming venues such as Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show left, then you are but a blind fool.

Even more foolish would be the fact that you said with the exception of Titanfall, which will also be available for the PC (later on the PS4, it is made by Electronic Arts!)

Despite what anybody says, with both systems consisting of many similar components (AMD CPU, GPU, X86-64 architecture) the PS4 has a clear advantage that will show itself in games (More available system memory to devs of faster memory, more available CPU cores, better GPU core with more ROPs, ACE, Compute Units etc)

With both systems running on modified PC components and with PC games being made to run on all sorts of configuration, if one were to take the same game and play it on the minimum system requirement and then play the same game on its recommended system requirement, the same game will look and play a lot better on the latter.

It is not too farfetched to understand then that game developers would then simply let their game engine scale themselves accordingly, and in this case in favor of the PS4 with its advantage in available system resources and better hardware as stated above.
Supermax  +   964d ago
After the holidays both consoles will flip the switch on drm.
antikbaka  +   964d ago
If hardware is irrelevant what is better? Stone in the wood or xbox one?

I vote for stone...
PositiveEmotions  +   964d ago
N4g i love you guys but this articles are getting to old
InSpectre  +   964d ago
I actually love these articles.

People start trying to rationalize Microsoft's decisions. Just reverse the concept and would we get the exact same story? Nope.

If Microsoft's console was more powerful would they have written this crap and come to Sony's defense? Not a chance.
tony1952  +   962d ago
So agree. These articles are just weird.
Grindlefly  +   963d ago
"History has repeatedly shown that the market leader loses the next generation"

Has it??????
quenomamen  +   963d ago
Lolz at the fanboys acting like a 40% power advantage is nothing and saying crap like " we wont notice, multi plat games will run the same, the cloud will make up the difference ( keep dreaming ) look at 360 vs PS3 " Ask any independent dev if GGDR5 memory is the same to GGDR3 and more of it to boot. This is not same as 360 vs PS3 kids, this is like a brand newgaming PC vs one that came out 9 months ago. Denile is not just a river in Egypt. Maybe you kids should put down the controller for 10 mins and do some research first.
wiz7191  +   963d ago
You should do some research also sir.. In terms of power the 360 & P3S was neck in neck, the big disadvantage to the 360 was the fact they used the old DVD-9 format which couldn't hold as much memory as Blu-Ray disc. Hence the 360 having to use multiple disc and the PS3 only needed one.
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ZBlacktt  +   963d ago
Again, the advantage is who is selling the most?

Who copies who? No DRM now, No 24 hr online now, has a Blu-ray player now?

Who's sold the most of the every gen?

Who's won Game of the Year if not a multi Platform game?

Who's had a bigger fail rate?
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wiz7191  +   963d ago
Plain and simple, Sony is a hardware giant and Microsoft is a software giant. In terms of software Sony cant compete with Microsoft because Microsoft is based around software, while Microsoft cant compete with Sony in terms of hardware.
McScroggz  +   963d ago
Microsoft is a software giant for operating systems. Sony is a software giant in actual games. Learn the difference.
Cryptcuzz  +   963d ago
Software Giant in terms of MS Windows and MS Office only.

What is clear is that Sony is a bigger giant when it comes to video game software.
jacksjus  +   963d ago
Obviously MS is on damage control and are hiring people to write this nonsense. First off the PS4 is at least 50% stronger so there will be a difference. The question is how many years down the line will it be before the game designers begin to take advantage of this. If you think Infamous Second Son looks good now, wait til we see the next second one to release on the PS4.
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LogicStomper  +   963d ago
"Obviously MS is on damage control and are hiring people to write this nonsense."

Funny when this is assumed for every positive Xbox-writer.

-Sony is doing well in ____.

"Go Sony!"
"Greatness awaits!"

-Microsoft is doing well in ____.

"Greedy company only cares about $$$"
"Hired my Microsoft"
"damage control"

See any sort of bias here?
jacksjus  +   963d ago
No bias regarding the facts surrounding the specs. As far as printing articles with inaccuracies, I'd say yes either MS is paying for these, or the writer is just plain dilluisonal as is anyone else that believes this. If the hardware were no different MS wouldn't have spoken on cloud computing being such a huge factor. To me it's just common sense.
LogicStomper  +   963d ago
Yeah, I've got no problem with the PS4 being more powerful. If it's a fact, there's no way I can disagree with it.

Just don't go assuming everyone is 'paid' by Microsoft because they're speaking about them in a positive light. It just makes you look like the delusional one.
josephayal  +   963d ago
gimme gimme moar GDDR5 and 7GB RAM Games, gimme
Thunderhawkxbox  +   963d ago
Common are this Sony fan boys stupid or wat ? No one knows final spec of Xbox one all the games I saw from Xbox one on e3 looks a lot better than ps4 games I saw get a life and get over Witt Xbox one will have more advantage over ps4
Cryptcuzz  +   963d ago
Are you stupid or what, why did you think MS did not beat their chest and talk about the specs in their console at the unveil or E3? Instead all they touted hardware wise is 5 billion transistors; OH DAM Boi!

What you fail to do is read up on all the articles that gathered up all the hardware info from MS engineers themselves that gave them the fact that the PS4 has more available memory and memory bandwidth, CPU cores, GPU capabilities etc.

Did you think the likes of Digital Foundry would write articles stating such info just for shits and giggles?

Learn to think rationally and logically first before talking in such a childish way and others might take you more seriously without a similar response.
Good_news_every1   963d ago | Spam
McScroggz  +   963d ago
What in the world is this...Is this, serious? The hardware is irrelevant? It's sad some people are buying into the infinite power of the cloud, but this is just delusional.
oscarcat59  +   963d ago
Both machines have more than enough power to play games. I begin to think 8 gigs of any type ram is more than needed. What he is saying hardware has reach the point that most people not into tech will not notice any difference in graphics between the two. But they will notice who provides the best service and most options and better value for their money. Only those into tech really care about what most are arguing about here. Only time will tell when everyone has their hands on the consoles who comes out on top. I hope both do very well that is in our best interests.
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oscarcat59  +   963d ago
Apparent to who? Most games today look good enough for most people. The average person buying the new hardware will not notice now or later. Both will look good enough today and 5 years down the road. I am not talking about techies but the average person buying it. It will be more than pretty pictures but the services and games each will have to offer that will sell it.
pankajsc96  +   963d ago
Watch Dogs
Assasins Creed:BF
Beyond Two Souls

that's enough 4 me!!! My Wallet will bleed this holiday
400$ consoles + 60$ x 8 games = close to 1000$

N you guys want more Ps4 games :)

In terms of games or xclusive games time will between PS4 & XB1
by the way i'm playing one of best games of this gen "TLOU" on my 7 year old console. If Sony giving us TLOU & Beyond Two Souls at end of this Gen. I'm wondering what they'll have in E3 2014

***Sorry for my poor Engish.
psyxon  +   963d ago
But hardware isn't irrelevant. If it was, 10 year old gaming PCs would be capable of running games 5 years from now all due to software optimization. But that's just not going to happen. So yeah. In order for software to matter, hardware must be relevant.
oscarcat59  +   963d ago
But there comes a time it is good enough. Advances are coming in smaller increments at greater costs. How good must a game look for it to be fun and entertaining? The last generation lasted what 8 years and still is worth playing. This one will last just as long. Both have enough horsepower to easily last that long. The battle as fanboys say will not be in hardware but games and software. Unless the bragging goes to who has the bigger well you know what. lol
S2Killinit  +   963d ago
No matter how many baseless claims are paid for, the fact of the matter is, we've seen who has the best gaming support and frankly, its not Microsoft. I don't know how much they got paid, but I hope it was enough to justify pissing their legitimacy away for it.
mochachino  +   963d ago
50% more power will be a big deal when the consoles are being pushed to the limit in a few years.

Software Sony can hold it's own and is likely superior (Uncharted 4 + Last of Us 2 + GT7 + GOW 4 vs. Halo and Forza)

Price, sony wins that; and

OS will probably go to MS.
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Hercules189  +   963d ago
the one part of the equation that most ppl on this site ignore is that microsoft is using esram plus the potential power of the cloud, so these two things should boost it up quite a bit, so its not even close to being 50% difference like these ppl say. All ive got to say is that their are amazing looking games for both consoles, and please dont say any bs about the games being played on pc because u can see videos of ryse and other games played on one.
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