Microsoft: "Xbox One Is The Most Powerful Console"

New Interview with Microsoft's Xbox Division in France sees Hugues Ouvrard, Marketing Director for Xbox France claiming that Xbox One is more powerful than PS4, and that there's some confusion over pixels.

"Question :We say that the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox One.

The PS4 isn't more powerful. There is a confusion about the number of pixels but the definition of some is set by editors, not by the console. Especially with the power of the cloud - we set 300 000 servers - the capabilities of the console are multiplied by 4. So if we connect our console to internet, then the Xbox One is the most powerful."

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allformats1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

LOL! And a Chevrolet Cavalier is way faster and has more horse power than a Ferrari!

Enemy1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Lmao, I guess this is why their games run at higher resolution. Oh wait!

50% power advantage goes to PS4, yet Microsoft thinks they're fooling anyone trying to correlate 300,000 servers to raw spec power. This is beyond sad now.

The released specs are facts, not opinion, and it is a fact that the PS4 is more powerful. Even they accepted it already. This must be a misquote.

GarrusVakarian1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Is this real?......Did he actually say this?

Wow, he said "the power of the cloud" multiplies the consoles "capabilities" by 4 and if connected to the internet the X1 is more powerful......

....yes, he actually said that. Just as delusional as their fans it seems.

He also said that the pixels on screen is determined by the publisher, not the he is saying that 720p all the multiplats was a publisher choice? He can't actually expect the fans to believe these words....surely? Yeah, publishers just choose to make it 1080p on PS4 and 720p on X1.....makes sense. /s

PS4 is more powerful, accept it and move on.

dedicatedtogamers1368d ago

Yeah, Microsoft execs need to keep their mouth shut or at least be truthful. Heck, Nintendo knew the Wii was weaker, but they said "hey, that's our strategy. We offer a different experience".

I think this just goes to show how far the Xbox brand has fallen. It was once the peak of console power. Now it's the peak of advertising and compromises.

-Foxtrot1368d ago


The worst part is that the delusional fans will actually believe know the fans who have been screwed over repeatedly by MS since they brought out long has that been, oh yeah like three years this month to be exact, with no signs of improving any time soon

How can they say this when they can't prove it

MS if you believe this then show us a chart or something comparing your specs and the PS4's.

pyramidshead1368d ago

Seriously Microsoft's PR just needs to...go home and play their Xboxs. It's almost out and they're jinxing it with more bad PR. You'd think they'd stop doing it to themselves by now after months and months of faux pas.

M-M1368d ago

"So if we connect our console to internet, then the Xbox One is the most powerful."

I'm dying.

Eonjay1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

No. I can't. Not tonight.

Regis1368d ago

That's it not buying there console now way to flat out lie Hugues Ouvrard if I was MS i fire you right away for that.

Ezz20131368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

oh wow, i laughed hard when i saw the title

who they think will believe this after the offical specs and games running at higher gfx and Res on ps4?

give it a rest already ,Microsoft

also i'm shaking my head at this part :
" Especially with the power of the cloud - we set 300 000 servers - the capabilities of the console are multiplied by 4. So if we connect our console to internet, then the Xbox One is the most powerful"

Computersaysno1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

So this is it.

We always knew it, soon as it becomes more obvious to the general public. Average Joe. That PS4 is more powerful then Microsoft would fall back on their cloud spiel.

Here it comes. We won't hear the end of this the whole generation even if Microsoft have still shown literally ZERO proof of concept.

PS4 is more powerful.

But the cloud!

PS4 version has more resolution.

But teh suspended water molecules!

PS4 version wins again

But teh hydrogen and oxygen atoms we haz on the Internets!

Please Microsoft. No. I'm going to buy an Xbox one eventually I imagine but seriously you can shove this PR nonsense. It is frustrating and embarrassing when companies do this.

majiebeast1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

"There is a confusion about the difference in the number of pixels"

WAHAHAHAHAHAHA Xbox PR guy go home you are drunk. Only 1 day and they pulled the not so trap card CLOWD POWAH!

MRMagoo1231368d ago

I cant believe MS have flat out lied like this lmfao. Anyone that has looked at both the console say the ps4 is more powerful.

xHeavYx1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

If you can't beat them... Come up with lies?
" thanks to the power of the cloud, the console's power is multiplied by four" HAHAHAHA
Just like Goku ( the first one to make a meme gets a bubble)

GarrusVakarian1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Funny how MS hasn't mentioned the cloud much for a long time and now suddenly they say your console will be more powerful if you connect it to the internet/cloud.

"So if you connect the console to the Internet, then the Xbox One is the most powerful."

Internet = power?

WHO believes this BS? Its mind boggling.

georgeenoob1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Lol MS knows the Internet will react greatly to this, looks like MS thinks this because they know the full capabilities of the cloud. Can't wait to see what they do with this. Just like how Forza 5 was only possible on X1.

Xbox One not only has the best games, but it's the most powerful. What a fanboy nightmare LOL.

xHeavYx1368d ago

By any chance are you related to the person making the statement?

Enemy1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

@ Georgenoob: Forza 5 doesn't even have dynamic lighting or dynamic skies. Even the environments aren't fully rendered like in DriveClub. Your post makes no sense as there's nothing next gen about the game.

ABizzel11368d ago

LMAO, the stupid is strong in this one.

WOW. M$ needs to purchase a STFU Button, so whenever these clueless people say something stupid a giant boxing gloves speeds out of nowhere and punches the $#!^ out of them, and they learn to STFU.

4x with the power of the cloud. Stop it please.

Narutone661368d ago

I thought it was infinite, now it's x4. I heard he used to work for EA.

GribbleGrunger1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

You guys need to understand, by raging at articles like this, all you accomplish is to promote the very thing you're raging against. Just let silly statements like this slip from view.

solidjun51368d ago

Oh gosh. This is beyond some Dragon Ball Z power level mess.

"Over 9000!!!" Seriously.

"Hugues Ouvrard, Marketing Director for Xbox France."

Yea, you need to work on that.

otherZinc1368d ago

Forza 5 @ 1080p "native" 60fps Online & Offline!
Sent Drive Club "back to the lab".

Forza 5 is "The Only" "Next Gen" game at 1080p native 60fps Online/Offline game in the world on consoles, period.

Next generation is where we're at, not last gen high res ports.

Kryptix1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

lmao Haven't laughed this much in a while...I can't say anything else...too funny.

badz1491368d ago

my god...

when people are already tired of "the powah of the cloudz" joke...this guy came out...

GTgamer1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Im just sitting here like, Not sure if MS knows that we all know the X1 isn't the strongest console.
Quick question if it was the strongest then why are a good majority of multiplatform games 720p on the X1 when on the PS4 its 1080p:/
Wait hold up he said due to the Cloud lmao Im dead XD again with this.

NMEMEDIC1368d ago

the PS4 is 62.87 percent more get it right next time.

deecee331368d ago

Oh good grief, the "cloud" strikes again...
Notice to Microsoft PR: STOP. Just. Stop. You are fooling only the completely uninformed. The rest of us know better than to believe that your server farm will result in a direct boost to the immediate capabilities of your hardware in any concrete way. You're making yourselves look deceitful and foolish, and it's embarrassing.

MysticStrummer1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

Well played George. I've seen some spectacularly ridiculous comments on this site, and some of them come from more prolific zealots than yourself so it's easy to forget about you at times, but then you come along and vault yourself back into the limelight with a gem of a comment like that.

When I look at MS and some of their fans, I'm reminded of the immortal words of Obi Wan Kenobi : " Who's the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him? ".

I'm going with the fans, because MS has to know they're full of marketing. I'm not talking about the fans who love their MS exclusives and don't mind the compromises that were made in the name of multimedia/multitasking. I'm talking about people like George, Green, edonus, EliteGamer, etc who appear to be so delusional that I wonder sometimes if it's actually satirical performance art.

If reviews determine who has the best games, then PS4 wins by having higher scores overall for their launch titles, and yes, indies and multiplats count as games. As for power, PS4's advantage has been well documented for months. Forza being "only possible" on XB1 is a joke. I'm pretty sure if MS had some secret sauce cloud power they'd have clued in developers well before now and we wouldn't see the differences we do, especially in a game like CoD. I doubt DR3 would have framerate issues if they could dunk it in that secret sauce. I doubt Forza would have 2D spectators instead of the 3D ones that were originally shown if the fabled cloud computing was a factor. Hell, Forza's backgrounds in general wouldn't look so dated if cloud power was a thing.

Like Lukas said, accept and move on. Be happy with your purchase and what it does instead of trying to exaggerate it's capabilities.

CryofSilence1368d ago

Exceptionally well said, MysticStrummer. Here, enjoy a bubble. :)