Submitted by nightfallfilms 669d ago | opinion piece

Why I’m not too worked up about the next-gen console resolution wars

A certain corner of the game-focused Internet has been busy counting pixels this week, scrutinizing statements, screenshots, and videos for evidence that either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is providing a clearly superior graphical experience at launch. After examining all the available evidence, it seems clear that the PlayStation 4 versions of launch games like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts enjoy a slight graphical advantage over their Xbox One cousins. It also seems equally clear, to me, that the difference just isn't that big a deal—unless you plan on playing games while looking through a magnifying glass. (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, PS4, Xbox One)

likeventy   669d ago | Spam
blusoops  +   669d ago
I'm not stressed out either.
Cause I'm getting a ps4
tordavis  +   669d ago
You guys keep counting pixels. If you really want the best graphics, get a PC.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   669d ago
amen... console graphics whorrs make me lol.
mistertwoturbo  +   669d ago
I got BF4 for the PC and now I regret it. While the graphics are great, it keeps crashing on me. Already updated all my drivers, reduced my overclocks, and everything. Seriously annoyed now.
AgentSmithPS4  +   669d ago
Why get worked up, just buy a PS4 and be happy that you got the best deal.

Fool, why do you feel the need to point out the obvious. The PS4 version of BF4 puts out 56% more pixels that's a big f'n deal as Biden would say.

All of the PS4 gamers are going to have lots of fun, and the best part is we won't be playing with insecure little elitists.

I played on the 360 for a long time but I did my research and chose the PS4 because it gives me more of what I want for a great price.
worldwidegaming  +   669d ago
Totally agree! Why cry about res! Last gen was 720p until someone dropped the ball and told. Nothing beats true 1080p (all my pc games run native)
Complain about something small like that you might as well jointhe superior PC race!
Im still playing super nintendo games and its fun!
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blusoops  +   669d ago
C'mon Tor! Not everyone wants to play on PC. I personally don't enjoy it and don't want to mess with all the settings and configurations.

I have nothing against the Xbone, but I am glad I'm getting the better machine for less.

Love the warzone btw. Please don't assume everyone is a pixel counter or a "console warrior".
mp1289  +   669d ago
You could take your chances that you won't notice the difference, or you could just save yourself $100.
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MRMagoo123  +   669d ago
you wont notice the differene if you never go near a ps4 anyway i would imagine, and most of the xbone fans seem to never want to see a ps4 in action anyway , its one of those ignorance is bliss moments i guess.

The games will be just as fun on either console which is what matters the most imo but if i have to choose which version to get ill get the one with the better res and fps kinda logical i know but some ppl wont see it that way.
worldwidegaming  +   669d ago
Cant get dead rising and ryse...id rather buy both! Getting the 1080p call of duty!
Best of both worlds!
3-4-5  +   669d ago
I just want the best gameplay from games, mixed with a wide variety, and new types of games as well.
805Junior805  +   669d ago
If your getting a PS4, yeah, of course, you have nothing to worry about...
awesomeperson  +   669d ago
And neither does a limited RGB range.

When the PS4 screenshots are adjusted to crush the blacks as the Xbox One is doing, the comparison is made fair.

Please don't try to spin a 720p vs 900p and a frame rate advantage into a loss for the PS4.
lifeisgamesok  +   669d ago
Why sure it would ;)

After the well known devs and companies say the performance of the two is the same or identical I'll take you and indie devs working on Ps4 projects words instead /s

I'm talking about John Carmack, the producer of The Evil Within, the producers of Need for Speed when they said the consoles have the same power


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WorldGamer  +   669d ago
@ lifeisgamesok

Link to evidence of the claim you made above please.
Angels3785  +   669d ago

You should read this


It's how you sound...like a moron
lifeisgamesok  +   669d ago
@Angels3785 Here's yours loser

FITgamer  +   669d ago
You are obviously stressed, you've probably been the most vocal fanboy on almost every thread since these announcements.
mistertwoturbo  +   669d ago
Hilarious that the last picture comparison shows how much worse the Xbox One version is. Look at the stairs and all those jaggies.

Oh wait it's you, you're also the one that thinks 720p is better than 1080p. Why do I bother.
Flutterby  +   669d ago
Right soooooooo 125% more pixels is now a slight advantage , but when there was a few more blades of grass on red dead on the 360 it was a huuuuuuuuge deal lol, there is no slight graphical advantage it is a big advantage, bf4 over 50% more resolution with better fps proving the ps4s power over the xbone , then cod with 125% more resolution also proving without a doubt the power advantage. This gen was all about the extra 1 to 2 frames per sexing or the extra 10p in res for the 360, but now the ps4 has a bigger gap on the xbone than the xbone has on the 360 and it doesn't matter lol.

Damage control at its best.
ambientFLIER  +   669d ago
Read dead looked blurry as hell on the PS3, had a worse framerate and was missing details...
JsonHenry  +   669d ago
I don't care about resolution because I have a PC for that. I am getting consoles for features (like X1 snap/1080p kinect video chat, or PS4 DVR features) and for console exclusives.
SlapHappyJesus  +   669d ago
Pretty much.
Not sure when I am actually purchasing though. Want to wait a bit. Make sure that there are no issues with the tech and want a strong list of exclusives before I buy-in.
Will probably grab the PS4 on the first price drop and then see how things go with the Xbox One somewhere down the line.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   669d ago
This honestly may not take that long for PS4 to expose Xbox One as being inferior! They aren't out yet and this is a topic... This will only further be exploited as these consoles age side by side!
HappyWithOneBubble  +   669d ago
Getting tired of these resolution articles. Who cares. People gonna buy what they want whether it's PS4 or XB1. Enjoying the games is more important.
Bibmiester  +   669d ago
@ nowayout I agree with you. People are making such a big deal about this with every other article. It's annoying. At the end of the day it's about us gamers playing and enjoying the games. Simple. I plan on owning both systems at the end of the day and all I ask for is a great gaming experience from both companies.
n4gamingm  +   669d ago
i already know that the xbox one is under powered but thats not why i buy a console, i'm gonna be happy with my underpowered xbox one. you want graphics go pc.
MRMagoo123  +   669d ago
if you dont want graphics stay with the 360 im sure they will port pretty much any exclusive for a couple more years yet.
captain_slow82  +   669d ago
ps4 vs xbox first console or is it there 3rd console? or as always are they trying to confuse buyers?

all i know is this upcoming generation will prove so much when it comes to xbox one/720/3 the gamers will choose a gamers console :D

and as MS try there best to get as many casual people thats where they will fail

the market is flooded with smart tvs smart phones sky/cable boxes can they take all that market with there all in one box nope

and then theres sony the gamers an devs choice and that fellas is where sony will win :D
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n4rc  +   669d ago
You do realize the casual market is actually like 95% of sales for both Sony and ms?

And these people getting worked up over pixal counts think they speak for everyone when they don't even make a dent in sales.. Youre the 1%

And nobody cares.. When thr difference is so small that you need side by side screenshots to even notice, this isnt even as issue.. Except for that 1% that care more about winning internet wars then they do about gaming
MysticStrummer  +   669d ago
"A certain corner of the game-focused Internet has been busy counting pixels this week"

A corner? lol

A lot more people than that are talking about this.
Gamingskills  +   669d ago
A lot more people? No get it right mainly Sony Fanboys are the ones really talking about this!
MysticStrummer  +   669d ago
No. There are plenty of shocked MS fans talking about it too.
Gamingskills  +   669d ago
If your talking about the undercover Sony Fanboys that are posing as XBOX One Fanboys and now they are cancelling their XBOX One preorders to order a PS4 than you've been tricked. Everyone know that the PS4 is more powerful on paper than the XBOX One and that Microsoft tools are not up to what the PS4 tools are right know but Sony FBs are acting like it's over . We all know that launch games are never a true indication of how good the system will be (PS3 for example). All I say is give it time. PS4 has won a battle but not the war.
MysticStrummer  +   669d ago
No I'm talking about people commenting in XBox forums, providing their gamertags to prove they are long time MS supporters, and expressing their displeasure.
SlapHappyJesus  +   669d ago
It's largely an N4G thing.
Trust me.
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MysticStrummer  +   669d ago
Sure man. Just like it's been all year, all the anti-XBox sentiment is only right here on N4G. Sorry, but that is completely delusional.
SlapHappyJesus  +   669d ago
Sure man, man.
I didn't say it was only here. I simply stated that it is looked at, magnified and then screamed from the rooftops until the morning comes, rinse repeat here.
Of course the Xbox One has its issues. Any gamer knows that at this point. Here at N4G though, the thing isn't even given a chance to compete.
They find even the smallest thing negative about the system and treat it as the most damning thing ever.
Whatever happened to graphics don't matter?
ma1asiah  +   669d ago
This is more confusing than anything,

Both COD Ghost and BF4 visually look far superior on PS4 and the X1 then what we have been playing on for the past 8 years regardless of if it was X360 or PS3.

BF3 looked like crap on console
COD Black Ops 2 was at least descent but not mind blowing.

I guess it might just be me but I want more from next gen then just better quality visuals which both next gen consoles provide just PS4 at least in respect of the multi plats shown so far has the edge.

I want bigger worlds, better AI and an evolution/revolutionally mind blowing experiences that were never possible this gen due to technical limitations and NO!!!!!! once again I stress that I don't just mean graphically.

If all you expected from NEXT GEN is better graphics i.e. 1080p then seriously you should have just invested in a gaming PC.
optimus  +   669d ago
I think the experience you seek will be implemented in their so called cloud use and processing once it gets going the way they plan...Like you, i don't consider a jump in graphics worthy of shelling out hundreds of dollars so soon, which is why i'm holding off in buying either one until well into the next year or so.
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mysteryraz11  +   669d ago
lol pc fanboys bragging about graphics but kz sf and ryse look better then nearly every pc game and they are launch games, you can get consoles for graphics you dont have to go build a pc and play only multiplats and indie games only, hardly noone has high end pcs anyways, pc snobs are funny
mochachino  +   669d ago
Xbox 720 indeed.
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Sadist3  +   669d ago
No one cares about resolution. I care more for AI. What good is a pretty game if the AI sux as bad as Assassin's Creed or Killzone?
Rhythmattic  +   669d ago

Im guessing you mean KZ 1 as I never played it so can't comment..

However to Say K2 and K3 had bad AI is bordering on stupidity....
Codey47  +   669d ago
And what does Better AI need...power.

If it can't hit 1080p what chance of sophisticated A.I was you expecting it to muster?
The cloud: what happens if your internet connections go down does the sophisticated A.I turn to thick as pig shit within milliseconds?
Budule  +   669d ago
I've had the XO preordered for some time now for my boy (11 years old) as he worked all summer for it...we have a 360 and a ps3 now (well I have a ps3, he wont touch it).....I have been showing him all this stuff trying to get him to let me cancel it and get a PS4...he wont do it....PS3 ruined him as he laughs at me when I play it....."dad, I put a game in the 360 and I get to play it, you put a game in the ps 3 and you get to update it or update the ps3 or both" ( and do NOTHING else while said multiple updates lock me out of EVERY OTHER FUNCTION)....and for me quality time with him is far more important than pixel count, and I belive that there is far more "fun" to be had on xbox with Kinect than on the ps4......hell, minecraft only needs 16 pixels dosent it? and the Wii was very "inferior" but we had a freaking blast playing that......we'll still probably get a PS4 in the future if something really cool comes out for it though....
Vasto  +   669d ago
Nov 22 I will be playing the best looking game on any console which is Ryse: Son Of Rome, Forza 5 and Killer Instinct while waiting for Titanfall in March. There is nonthing that PS4 can do to compete with that.

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