PS4 vs Xbox One: Giving these next-gen consoles a review score is dumb. That is all.

GameZone's Matt Liebl writes, "Assigning the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 a review score is stupid. There I said it."

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GarrusVakarian1733d ago

Well said, its like two mothers looking at their newborns and arguing "my baby will be more successful than yours when he's older"....its like, how can you say that so early on?!


AngelicIceDiamond1733d ago

Especially consider a short year from now the two consoles will be better than what they are now.

xHeavYx1733d ago

Well, it sucks, but that's how they generate hits. Especially certain websites who are known to be biased towards a certain console and, by nothing else but fate (/s) they end up giving that certain console a higher grade

darthv721733d ago

It seems the 'thing' to do now. Granted i enjoy reading the perspective of the person who is doing the hands on but a score is pointless.

The games are what is scored. That is all.

pivotplease1733d ago

It's true. I'm looking forward to how the consoles develop over the next two years. Not to mention how the games develop. I think we'll be in for a treat with the upcoming Naughty Dog and Bethesda games...and comparing with last gen, they might only be the equivalent of Oblivion and Drake's Fortune. Just amazing!

raWfodog1733d ago

There are plenty of other electronic items that get reviews like PC components, TVs, Phones, etc.

Why is it okay for those items to have review scores but not video game consoles? Unless its dumb to have review scores for all electronic hardware...

GarrusVakarian1733d ago

A PC component is what it is out of the box, a TV is what it is out of the box....

A console out of the box and a console 4 years into the gen are completely different machines....

raWfodog1733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )


Well aren't the reviews of the consoles 'out of the box'? Unless they're stating the score is for the entire lifecycle of the console.

But, now that I think about it, a 'score' is another thing from just a 'review'. Reviews are okay because they are just stating facts about the system. Scores are very subjective.

grumpc1733d ago


But then you start reviewing the console based on things other than hardware.

4logpc1733d ago

Amen. Look at the pS3 and 360, more so the 360. It is a completely different machine than it was when it launched. Both machines will be different a year from now.

Majin-vegeta1733d ago

These things are better suited for the end of a generation.

Soldierone1733d ago

I find it dumb when people review the consoles, then use launch titles to weight the score. Why? You are reviewing the hardware and OS, not software put on it....

It's like saying Windows sucks because Flash player needs to update every two seconds. Why does Windows suck because software it supports sucks?

Godmars2901733d ago

Is there anything else that needs to be said? Everyone else is just fishing for hits. Spewing out content for te sake of content.

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