Submitted by FPSRUSSIA 682d ago | article

Why is the PlayStation 4 more compact and lighter, and yet still has more power than the Xbox One

ItProportal spent a lot of time comparing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in terms of hardware specs, software, and games, but one thing we haven’t discussed is the engineering side – the form and design of these consoles. Physically, the Xbox One and PS4 are very different consoles: While the Xbox is huge and boxy (aptly enough), the PS4 is much slimmer and lighter. (PS4, Xbox One)

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komp  +   682d ago | Well said
One is a hardware company and the other is a software company. It is that simple from my perspective.
GamersRulz  +   682d ago | Well said
funny thing when the "software company" took huge step backs in UI. party chat, and cluttered unreliable UI, Amirite?
komp  +   682d ago
I have said before, here, that UI on XB1 is pretty cool. Calm down, not everyone is a raving fanboy.

People can have their own opinions but they cannot have their own facts.
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Tony-A  +   682d ago

I'd have to slightly disagree. Personally, and at first site, I think both system's UIs were a bit uncomfortable for me to look at. I'm just not that big a fan of the tile style.

I think both can learn from each other in that regard. With that said, I do think the PS4's UI is all-around quicker and easier to navigate.

As for the hardware, it's obvious. Sony has been making exceptionally high quality hardware for many years. The only solid piece of hardware I've seen MS make was the first Xbox. And even then, that was only because it worked as designed. The box itself was ugly imo.
ufo8mycat  +   682d ago
GamersRulz is right
XBONE UI is too cluttered, and busy

PS4 one is simple, clean, slick and organised.
MorePowerOfGreen   682d ago | Trolling | show
UnHoly_One  +   682d ago
To each their own. I disagree wholeheartedly.

XB1's UI is a thousand times better than the PS4's, in my opinion.

I know I'll be outnumbered on this site of course, but for me the XB1 is superior in every way. (except of course for a little graphical horsepower)
Pintheshadows  +   682d ago | Well said
Did you get a nosebleed after MS hooked you up to their mind control device MorePowerofGreen?

Also, UI wise, the Xbox One is basically an altered version of Windows 8. Now if you like that you probably also like hammering nails into your cheeks. It has features that look nice but pile on top of each other and make it feel disjointed (much like Windows 8). They have taken one of the worst facets of 8 (app integration) and included it here. It is bloody messy to look at and the snap function is the most pointless thing I have ever encountered on a console.

It is also useless with regards to voice commands. It does what you want maybe half the time. Although I was laughing trying to get it to do what I wanted it to do. I don't have a regional accent by the way. To many I would be considered to speak normal English.

I've spent about 4 hours with one now and Ryse is pretty but shallow and that is about the most positive thing I can say. I'm just glad it isn't mine.

Dead Rising is also the most pitiful excuse for a next gen game I have ever seen. Did Capcom Vancouver actually bother to play it before they released. It handles so badly. One of the most disappointing games I have played in a while. The only thing it has going for it is loads of zombies but it doesn't make much difference.

I'm going to get hate for the above but i'm just giving my opinion. Overall everything surrounding the user experience (the most important part of hardware) is an unnecessary faf.

I edited this after I got some agrees for the first sentence so disregard the ratio as you see fit. I don't expect a lot of people to like my opinion.
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Docknoss  +   682d ago
And yet the PS4 is having more problems, weird
JackISbacK  +   682d ago
we people cant tell anything so soon,yeah ps4 is lighter and looks good designed ,but we cant tell the whats the problem with ms ,we must not forget that the ecosystem of ms is biggest of any company exists ,there works some people who all are called the revolution in technology ,wether its hardware or software, there must have been some reasons. only time will tell which turns out to be perfect,yeah we must give at least a year to them to prove them because next gen lads in just a day,after a year or some months we willl get to know which is better.
iDadio  +   682d ago
I thoroughly enjoy reading the absolute tripe powerofgreen shares with the Internet.
DoesUs  +   682d ago
I just spat Lucosade over myself after reading POG'S comment! He fails, or rather chooses to ignore why those "extra" processors are there! And still with all that silicon....still gets beat......man, those multi plats really show what an inferior machinr the X1 is......it's only going to get worse!
hellzsupernova  +   682d ago
From my personal experience with the Xbox one it is bad so far. Kinect is annoying and does not work without complete silence, YouTube constantly crashes, the YouTube app doesn't have a voice search option and the worst screen keyboard I have ever used, the ui is not intuitive as in its not. Set up in an easy to navigate way we had to look up how to get into settings, it's slow at streaming stuff especially YouTube, the install times are very slow.

However I did enjoy forza was not blown away by graphics though I think I was expecting too much from microsofts bullshit videos.

Edit, I do not know if it is better in the USA or not but so far it's been frustrating. Hopefully the ps4 is better.
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DragonKnight  +   682d ago
Because Japan that's why.

@MorePowerofGreen: The fact that you actually believe what you said is both hilarious and sad at the same time.

@Docknoss: Yeah, no. It's really not.
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KratosGod3  +   682d ago | Well said
@ MorePowerOfGreen
Yeah!!! xbox is more powerful.
DDR5 (8gb) vs DDR3 (8gb).
Ac power built in vs ac power Brickkk.
Native 1080p vs 720p.
Xbox UI cluttered, and busy (windows 8) vs PS4 simple, clean, slick and organised.
Smaller lighter vs Fatter and heavier.
And please don't bring the Kinect camera thing to this.
I don't own any of Next-generation consoles right now cuz I'm waiting for next year. But the PS4 is more powerful than the xbox. That's a fact and you have to live with it.
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NewMonday  +   682d ago

"People can have their own opinions but they cannot have their own facts"

so is this an opinion or a fact
"UI on XB1 is pretty cool"
SilentNegotiator  +   682d ago
None of the big software/website companies seem to know how to make decent UI anymore. It's pathetic.
ziggurcat  +   682d ago
@ morepowerofgreen

Yeah it's do much more powerful than PS4 that it can only run games at a native 720p... The reason for xbone's size is that it uses weaker, less power efficient hardware.
Jilokle  +   682d ago

My god, I can't believe all the bullshit you can say. I visit N4G regularly just to read your posts..it's hilarious. You an misterFAKEmedia are the biggest clowns of this childish console war.
MysticStrummer  +   682d ago
"XB1 is bigger because it is a more powerful console with more advanced hardware."

Holy crap this is just insane.
BattleAxe  +   682d ago
Because it was designed by Aliens...didn't any of you learn from the PS3?
AgitatedOcelot  +   682d ago
It's basically Windows 8. Which is an awful UI, for a desktop at least. Works quite a bit better for the Xbox in my opinion.

Still I don't like the let's put shit randomly all over the place theme Microsoft has going on with Windows 8.

Likewise I don't like the auto arrange setup the PS4 has, and it's going to become unwieldy as soon as there are people with like 50 items on their bar. Hopefully that will evolve to allow pinning, maybe custom grouping as well.

Personally, everyone out there is struggling in my opinion as far as coming up with a "next generation" UI. When you look at things like Windows 8, Ubuntu, Mac OS, OS7, all of them have their faults and none of them have ever been perfect. Some are outright awful.
solid_snake3656  +   682d ago
@Docknoss Lol what problem's? A small number of owners had an HDMI port issue and that's it.
UltimateMaster  +   681d ago
I think the UI of the Xbox One resembles way too much that of Windows 8.

One thing I do like about the Xbox One is the second window for apps that can appear in the right corner, but that's pretty much it.

Everything else, I prefer the PS4 since it's much faster, easier to access, unique and it's built for gaming.
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ajkula  +   681d ago
@MorePowerofGreen S.H.A.P.E. sound engine etc etc. =>?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-YIR S0lS-w

...Right, it also remix your BDRs real time! lmao
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wolokowoh  +   681d ago
This software company has made bigger errors in the past Vista, ME, 98, and the launch of Windows 8(it's better now). UI on Xbone is far superior to those at least. At least its voice control helps you find what you need in that cluttered mess.
linkenski  +   681d ago
Ever since Windows 8 I've been scratching my head "Why do you consider this more user-friendly MS?"
mgeezy313  +   681d ago

You seriously need to check your facts out before posting remarks like that because XB1 is having much more major issues than the PS4. Try again please, when your facts are correct.
ThanatosDMC  +   681d ago
One is for gamers made by gamers and the other is for tv and made by suits.
dedicatedtogamers  +   682d ago
Rather, one is a hardware company and the other is an advertising aggregation company.

Microsoft made it clear back in 2006 that "developers developers developers" were no longer the foundation of Microsoft's success...

Ezz2013  +   682d ago
"Rather, one is a hardware company and the other is an advertising aggregation company"

nailed it
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   681d ago
I nearly fainted reading power of greens comment holy crap.
tagan8tr  +   681d ago
Yep if you think that UI is cluttered now check back in a year. You'll have to watch a Mountain Dew add when you launch a game or app no skip option
Sarcasm  +   681d ago
Advertising and monetizing. Look no further than Forza 5, where DLC cars cost up to $100 each.
b-real  +   681d ago
'an advertising aggregation company'.... what crap. What percentage of MS's revenue comes from advertising? If it id more that 2% I would be shocked. You reference a 1 min video from 2006, take it out of context and think it defines what MS is about.

My god people on this site are ridiculous.
b-real  +   681d ago
'an advertising aggregation company'.... what crap. What percentage of MS's revenue comes from advertising? If it id more that 2% I would be shocked. You reference a 1 min video from 2006, take it out of context and think it defines what MS strategy

My god people on this site are ridiculous.
sheissewulf  +   681d ago
I have the ps4 and bought a wii u just to piss you off, ha ha
JsonHenry  +   682d ago
It doesn't matter. They hire the best in the business available to them to handle all sides. It was just design choices. I don't think the size of the X1 is so huge it is a problem.

But I will say I was surprised at just how small and light my PS4 was when I opened it up and found out there was not even a power-brick involved.

I knew the new consoles were basically modified gaming laptops but it never sunk in until I opened my PS4 and held it in my hands.
dcj0524  +   682d ago
Yeah. I went to best buy the other day and the One was A LOT smaller than I though.
Skizelli  +   682d ago
The PS4's power brick is built-in to the console.
JsonHenry  +   682d ago
Skizelli gets the 'captain obvious' badge of honor today..
dcj0524  +   682d ago
So you guys disagree with the thought of me having a thought? That's like somebody saying " Wow this pie is better than I thought" "NO YOU DON'T I DISAGREE" "What?". That makes no sense. I thought the One was going to be a gigantic VCR but honesly it's smaller than the PS3 Slim. I really don't get this site. I could say "The XBOX ONE can play games" and I'd get 72 disagrees. Really.....
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DragonKnight  +   682d ago
@dcj0524: Dude, this is N4G and the agree/disagree system is broken. Don't question the agree/disagree ratio, just ignore it. You could say "Oxygen keeps me alive" and you'd still get disagrees.

I'm going to get disagrees for this comment too. Just ignore it, they don't mean anything just like bubbles. People place too much emphasis on these outdated commenting structures.
Skizelli  +   681d ago

No need. You sounded like you didn't know any better by the way you phrased that. Excuse me for trying to be informative. ;)
SkyGamer  +   681d ago
I like how everyone thinks that n4g dictates what happens in the real world. True I work for Microsoft. The system is designed to be on for 10 years. Not only supported but physically on for 10 years. Try doing that with another gaming console. Half of the one is ventilation. Future hardware revisions will make it smaller.
mark134uk  +   682d ago
Japanese engineering :)
Pintheshadows  +   682d ago
I think comparing the PS4 to a Nissan GTR where as the X1 is more akin to a muscle car is apt. Except ugly. And less cool. My analogy sucks.
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tagan8tr  +   681d ago
@pintheshadows more like a GTR=PS4 MiniVan= XB1 their both vehicles ones fast and sexy the other Takes the kids to soccer practice.

I'm good at analogies..
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Sarcasm  +   681d ago
Japanese engineering with American ingenuity.
MikeGdaGod  +   682d ago
@komp nailed it

it's really that simple
bryam1982  +   682d ago
simple one.is Japanese the.other is US(america is.the.whole.continent not 1 country) and we know US people cannot.build something small
candoa  +   681d ago
big is good. Thats the American way.
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Chrischi1988  +   682d ago
Not so sure about that. Sony is not known for their processors, Ram, graphicscards and so on. They produce cameras, TVs Smartphones. You can say, they might be better in putting stuff together.

I am actually really interested to see, which one will come out as the winner in a year from now, cuz I am planning to get one of these to add to my current plattforms, Wii U and gamer PC.

I couldnt care less about graphics, all I want is a good system, one that runs without many hiccups und maybe it will be a good Smartdevice for the TV, I mean, what can be better, than a Smart TV box? One that has actually some power under the hood. I mean, nowadays Smart TV is nice, but it is far far away from being really good and consoles are the closest to PC, if it comes to actual power (at least during launch years) and are always connected to a TV.
edgeofsins  +   682d ago
Neither is Microsoft.

Sony knows all about hardware. Have you actually used a Smart TV? They are not "far far away" from being really good. We know you are stealthily trying to support XBox..
Chrischi1988  +   682d ago
Lol^^ First, I own one of the best Smart TVs from Samsung of this yeard itearion of Samsung Smart TVs. They are far far away from it, because they basically use at least 2 year old Smartphone technology. 2nd I am a Wii U supporter, I couldnt care less, but that doesnt mean I am a stupid fanboy, who is not able to see, what is good on one system and what is bad on it. Unbelievable, to get such a message from somebody, just because I used an logic argument. Prove me invalid before saying such things, prove me, they dont use bad smartphone hardware in Smart TVs. That is a fact, TVs are expensive enough and just for Smart TV feature they dont charge $500 more for it, but to be able to charge only a little more, you only get Smartphone hardware and I dont mean new Smartphone hardware, you get about 2 year old smartphone tech, that is a fact.

Funny that I once post something positive about Xbox One and a PS4 fanny crawles out his hole and calls me an Xbox fan^^

Read the post I did before, if somebody would call me a fanboy of a plattform, than Nintendos, but that doesnt mean, I cannot see positives in other plattforms, a thing, a lot of PS4 fannies lack big time, at least now.

And to add to that note, Mircosoft is the leader of companies who create Operating Systems, they have some of the best devs of this whole planet, they know very well how to utilize Hardware, how to use it and if they know that, they also know, what good hardware is and what not. Sony is good at it too, never said anything against that, but to act like they know more, even though not one actually important hardware part of the PS4 is made by sony itself, is ignorant. They too only put hardware of others together. And if it comes to the Software side of a console, Microsoft is actually ahead, you can say any fanish stuff that you want, but that is the truth and it comes, I recall, it comes from not a Sony fan, nor a Microsoft fan, but funny how you guys react to something like that, very amusing.
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Battlefieldlover  +   682d ago
I feel I should tell you I didn't read a third of what you wrote. Keep your trolling short and to the point and maybe someone will finish reading you essay.
Chrischi1988  +   682d ago
Keep the trolling short? What exactly did I troll? I talked about smart tvs hardware, is that invalid? Did I say anything bad about Sony? Did I support anyone? No, actually not, but funny, it is no wonder, that it are all the PS4 fanboys, not talking about the PS4 fans, I know a lot of them, fans, not fanboys, fans are not bad, fanboys are. So what I said is trolling^^

This again proved me, how fanboys just cant take it.

Getting disagree actually just proves my point, but ok, keep disagreeing ;)

Ive had it with this page, unbelieveable to what degree the fanbysism is going on, on this page. I should warn the NSA.

I am not sure, what your definition of trolling is, but ok, if you can only live with the truth sony fans tell themselves to feel better. I did not bash sony in any way, but because it said something positive about MS and not Sony for once, it is not ok and I am a MS fanboy^^ LMAO, you guys, really, LMAO
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husomc  +   682d ago
The new batch of smart tvs these days have more power than a ps3 / xbox 360
Battlefieldlover  +   681d ago
I have an xbox one as well as the ps4. So your delusions of "fanboys " only highlights your own allegiances and biases.
tagan8tr  +   681d ago
@chrischi Have you used windows cause I have for quite some time and what your describing is not the MS I know.The MS I know drops OS's like dirty bombs leaving the hardware community scrambling to patch firmware and software. As well as hardware they make no attempt that I can see to support old software, like an old game or app but have to buy a PC with their latest crappy OS its like Russian roulette.They have a strangle hold on the PC market and weild there power like a ruthless tyrant plz Google or some great software company take this lumbering bohemuth down.
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Sitdown  +   682d ago
Hmmmm, could it be that the xbox one is meant to pretty much always be on... and therefore proper precautions were taken not to repeat RROD knowing this? When I am done gaming on my ps4 I turn it off, when I am done gaming on my Xbox I switch over a continue using it by watching TV. My xbox is now literally on as much as my TV.
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bigfish  +   682d ago
@ komp

Its not as simple as that... Saying that MS are a Software company is just lazy... MS have enough money to hire the best hardware designers in the world and make something to rival the PS4 design.

What it ultimately boils down to is that MS roots are not in gaming and more entertainment and profit orientated, thus they do not quite understand what gamers want and are a bit clumsy as a gaming company. They think the bigger the hardware the more dominant it will look in the living room and people will pay attention to it.... they do not seem to have a natural affinity to the video gaming industry,
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Magicite  +   682d ago
this time MS failed in both departments with X1
DialgaMarine  +   682d ago
True, but the hardware company in this case took some huge steps forward in software. Honestly, the PS4 UI looks a bit eh at first, but once you really start exploring it and see just what the System allows for you to do, it becomes amazing. I love my PS4. Can't wait for the amazing SWS exclusives to start coming.
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deecee33  +   682d ago
Deep submicron transistors don't weigh a lot...bigger is not necesssrily better here.
Derpy  +   682d ago
I think Komp pretty much hit the nail on the head.

Also MS's machine is built from off the shelf parts wile the PS4's hardware is custom designed for the unit, so of course the hardware is going to be more sleek and streamlined.

It's like comparing a Mac to a PC. Only except while the Mac is sleeker and better built, the PC is 'cheaper' because it uses off the shelf parts and also more customizable.

Which really doesn't say much for the Xbox One's higher price.
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Mosiac77  +   682d ago
PS4 is defenitely concentrating on games vs XB1 on the living room. I don't know why but my wife and kids are in love with the XB1 but as a gamer I like the PS4 so far.
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cell989  +   681d ago
What Im not liking is that MS is really struggling to get the Xbone optimized and getting features on par with PS4, when in fact they are a software company, goes to show where their priorities are at
ZombieKiller  +   681d ago
The only issue I have with the PS UI is that when a specific even occurs (like a message or someone signing in) and you press the PS button, it doesn't have the option to go directly to that event.

The only thing I liked about my xbox was when someone sent me a message, I pressed the xbox button and it went directly to the message if I caught the popup in time. I wish PS4 would impliment that.

On a side note guys, I had to call Sony to day to send my system out for repair (extremely sad but the ethernet port stopped working for me) but the rep stated that not only is MP3 support coming, but also bluetooth headset compatibility as well. THANK GOD! I want to use my PS5 headset with the PS4.
I'm sure you guys already knew this, but I wanted to share for those who don't know it yet!
Edsword  +   681d ago
The PS4 is definely the superior design, pretty much in every regard. Games are whAt really matters though. Right now both are lacking in that regard, but that is to be expected a launch.
Khajiit86  +   681d ago
100% Agree. And that hardware company os SONY! Does it get any better than Sony?
Majin-vegeta  +   682d ago | Funny
Simple PS4 is primarily a gaming machine.And the bone is primarily a media machine with games as an after thought.
ShowGun901  +   682d ago
"the bone"

Picnic  +   682d ago
Yes it is 'classic'. As in 'old'.
frostypants  +   682d ago
Nah, the media vs. gaming thing is pretty irrelevant from a hardware perspective. That's more about software and ecosystem.

The One just has older, bulkier, cheaper components and had a lazy design team. That's all.
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b-real  +   681d ago
How are games an after thought?

So what you are saying is Xbox One has more features? It agree.
yesmynameissumo  +   682d ago
Design that doesn't take up half the chassis with a fan?
cell989  +   681d ago
and that ugly ugly not welcomed brick
SpinalRemains138  +   682d ago
Because they have been in the business of developing and making hardware for decades.
Mithan  +   682d ago
Stupid article. Xbox is heavier and larger because they were scarred about heat issues. Done.
firelogic  +   682d ago
Microsoft: "throw all these parts into it. If it doesn't fit, make the shell bigger and put the power supply outside. Don't need to hire a designer. Just put it in a rectangular box. Oh and bigger is better, am I right?"

Sony: "let's do a lot of advanced planning to see how we can arrange the components in the most compact/clean way possible while still maintaining an extremely low operating temperature. Let's make it look slick while we're at it."

Sony = hardware
MS = software
DinoNYC  +   682d ago
Ha, very well put. I'm not sure Microsoft has ever hired a designer, they only have internal people to do it, whom don't have a degree from art/design school. I'd like to point out that I am a media graphics artist/designer.
Good-Smurf  +   681d ago
Typical American engineering mindset "Bigger is better"
It do worked well in some other stuff but for a game console?
WTF did they still live in 1980s or something lol.
kneon  +   682d ago
That's exactly what I though from the moment they revealed the final box. But then why is it that numerous reports show it runs hotter than the PS4 even though the PS4 includes the PSU within the case?
LoydX-mas  +   681d ago
You do realize that more heat out of the case means less heat left inside the case?
kneon  +   681d ago
The exhaust heat is related to the operating temperature of the internal components. If it's cooler then the components are running cooler.
chrissx  +   682d ago
Cus Ps4 was made for gaming as its main purpose while other feautures is secondary which is a masterstroke move. and Sony has enough experience in the games industry. Psone?
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heliumhead2030  +   682d ago
Masterstroke move? Dude they literally play the exact same games and bf4 looks better on Xbox one WITH a lower resolution
kwiksilver99  +   682d ago
lol.you're funny
Pintheshadows  +   682d ago
Stop doing drugs.
SCW1982  +   682d ago
Keep telling yourself that Helium
MysticStrummer  +   682d ago
"Dude they literally play the exact same games and bf4 looks better on Xbox one WITH a lower resolution"

You chose your name well, but next time try commenting before you inhale.
king_george  +   681d ago
Lol get ur facts straight buddy. And heres a thought, go get a ps4 :) i hear they're pretty cool lol
MilkMan  +   682d ago
To answer this question all one must do is look at the car industry to get the answer. American muscle or Japanese compact efficient engineering. Gas guzzlers, Vs. slick smooth design.

Its all about design and efficiency.
Honest_gamer  +   682d ago
my mac mini is saying hello, if you are saying all american products are large.
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ambientFLIER  +   682d ago
Gas guzzlers? That might have been true about a decade ago, not not any more. And doesn't the PS4 use more power than the xbox?
Pintheshadows  +   682d ago
Compared to European and Japanese cars it is still true. They may have improved but they have a hell of a long way to go.
im guessing your forgeting the old ps3 model plus the guy who made the ps4 is mark cerny a american.
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   682d ago
The person that actually designed the shape and form of the ps4 was Japanese he came on stage at E3 when Andrew house showed the ps4 for the first time
PSVita  +   682d ago
I think mark cerny did the architecture inside the ps4 not the physical design. Idk for a fact though.
Pintheshadows  +   682d ago
I just used a similar analogy above but failed. I am glad you did it well.
Hicken  +   682d ago
Slick smooth design doesn't offset being a gas guzzler, fuel efficient design does.

Besides, "American muscle" is one segment of the car market. It doesn't encompass every design of every car we make. Furthermore, American muscle is about big power; that doesn't fit with the XB1, who actually lags behind the PS4 in power.

American automakers are also wholly capable of slick smooth design, as evident with the Corvette over its lifetime, and the most recent Viper, in particular. And both of these are gas guzzling American muscle wielding enormous power in rather efficient housings.

Essentially, what you're doing is comparing the muscle cars of America's past with the tiny, fuel-sipping cars of Japan without context. And I don't think there's a car enthusiast out there that believes the Nissan Cube or some similar vehicle could hold a candle, performance-wise, to any successful muscle car(cuz, obviously, some of them were garbage; the same for Japan's small vehicles).

And if you ARE making this comparison, then the muscle car, purpose built for speed, far outstrips those Japanese compacts, which rarely even reach 100mph, and don't do so with any sort of urgency.

The analogy then falls apart because the PS4 is more like American muscle than the XB1 is. It just so happens that the XB1 has the SIZE of American muscle, but has NONE of the performance.
ShowGun901  +   682d ago
they did a heck of a job designing the ps4... 1st gen machine that actually looks GOOD! cant wait to see the ps4 slim!
ScamperCamper  +   682d ago
I think it's a great question. I've been wondering the same thing. It's absurd the size difference. If this was a test in school, one passes, one fails. Putting better technology in a smaller package? That's how it's supposed to work. Seriously, the XB1 is a PC so forget about calling it a console. It's a PC with limitations which makes it suck imo. Might as well buy a PC and stick it under your TV.
b-real  +   681d ago
By your ingenious logic, so is the PS4 a PC. The 2 consoles are basically made from the same parts.

Does tat make the PS4 suck 2?
ScamperCamper  +   681d ago
Let's be real. I'm speaking to the size of the XB1 and that it's the size of a home desktop PC. Slightly smaller, but still absurdly big. Next gen isn't supposed to me "even bigger!".
Ripsta7th  +   682d ago
Question for other ps4 gamers with pulse edition hedsets. Have you guys tried using your pulse headset via the audio jack on ur controller? I just tried this ladt night and my mic is actually working! Idk if this was alredy known but my headset is OFF and game chat and audio both work, anyone else tried this ?
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The_Klank  +   682d ago
I haven't got my Ps4 yet, still waiting for the release, but I don't see why that wouldn't work, Its basically the same thing as the standard mono earpiece.
MasterCornholio  +   682d ago
What I find strange is that the Xbox One runs hotter than the PS4.

Nexus 7 2013
BallsEye  +   682d ago
No it doesn't. Comparisons are out. Please don't BS.
Muadiib  +   682d ago
It has to be said, the x1's design is downright horrible and credit to Sony where credit is due. I won't be buying either console though, when Valve releases the steam os, consoles like x1 and ps4 will be obsolete. There's always room for a truly dedicated gaming machine like the wiiu though (the ps4 fails in that regard too).
arkard  +   682d ago
I like the look and concept of the steambox. But I think between price and having a bunch of steamboxes (because any company can make one). It will be to confusing and not enough of a brand recognition to really take a chunk out of console gamers. I think it will get pc gamers support, and some of the console gamers, but not enough to make the xbox one and ps4 obsolete.
Muadiib  +   682d ago
Obsolete for me anyway :p I don't intend on getting the steam box btw, I just intend on installing the free steam operating system on my current pc to make games run alot faster.

Consoles are trying to become more and more like pc's, why bother when we already have pc's? I'm not naive, I know why Sony and Microsoft do it, but as a consumer there is little point in bothering, my pc is a better gaming machine and a better multimedia device than a console could ever be.

I will miss the console exclusives for sure, but the pc has enough of it's own exclusives, ones that I prefer.
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heliumhead2030  +   682d ago
OMG will people get over this more powerful debate! Ps4 is NOT more powerful then Xbox one. If anything, they are close equals. Its pretty clear the Xbox one has more under the hood then fanboys care to admit

And @ all my replies I say this.


What about this resolution differences and all..in one quick glance from my girl, she described it as 'dull' which is what I've been saying a PS games this entire gen. They force lighting with heavy ass blacks and not color.

Resolution means nothing bro. I get that a 1080p image is crisper than a 720p image but its not the resolution that makes a game look good, its developers. Its why you can watch toy story 1 on a standard TV and not see a single jaggie. Stop buying into the Sony hype.

Neither console is gaming in 4k so you have a long way to go
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imt558  +   682d ago
Sure, sure, dude! Check this comparison. Especially with COD : Ghosts

arkard  +   682d ago
Is that why most games are coming out in a lesser resolution? Is that why you can only record 5 minutes of gameplay vs 15? Oh but wait!! The xbox can pass through hdmi!!! Huge win!! If you can put up with the lag it creates and the fact that you will lose surround sound capabilities.
kwiksilver99  +   682d ago
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Lykon  +   682d ago
you bought an XB one then .
stuna1  +   682d ago
Please do tell! Seriously! If there is something that is being overlooked, why isn't it being shown? Just in load up the PS4 is smoking the Xbox1, the games are being downgraded, most of the media functions are useless outside of the US, games are being shown to take longer to be able to play during background downloading, kinects voice recognition is still wonky as ever, the power of the cloud hasn't materialized. This is just for starters.

Why adamantly state things, with no way of verifying your claims!? This being in reference of "Microsoft".
b-real  +   681d ago
Why do most of the developers (you know, people tat now what they are talking about) say that the consoles are basically identical with the smallest difference in graphical performance of any previous gen?

I sometimes forget hat this site is filled with people who are industry gurus who have been developing games for year.... oh wait.
Pintheshadows  +   682d ago
The Sisko knows.
Majin-vegeta  +   682d ago
This is why i stopped inhaling helium from balloons sometimes it.makes you say the darnest things.

Ot:Get over it PS4 is better looking than the bone and it will only widened with time.
SCW1982  +   682d ago
So I am guessing that you feel crushed blacks in a scene make it look better? Okay keep inhaling buddy.
MysticStrummer  +   682d ago
"Ps4 is NOT more powerful then Xbox one."

Pretty much everything about PS4 is more powerful, with the exception of the camera.

lol @ using your girl for a source.
GW212  +   681d ago
Already came to light that the settings on the TV were not the same which is why there is a color saturation issue.

But even in that clip, lots of jaggies and flicker on the X1 side. Sorry, cupcake. Just not your day.
Good-Smurf  +   681d ago
It so powerful that DR3 barely keeps at constant 30 fps and drops to a shocking 16 fps...
wenaldy  +   682d ago
Because Xbone is built with VCR in mind. Eugh..
pyramidshead  +   682d ago
Sony are hardware wizards and had one dedicated view to achieve.
ScamperCamper  +   682d ago
I own a Xbox 360. Never owned a PlayStation until this gen.

I will say this.

Sony absolutely kicked the crap out of Microsoft this time around. Anyone choosing XB1 is not doing it based on specs or features. Anyone with a clear head will see that the PS4 is absolutely the best console now. Clearly.

Don't flame. It's just truth. The XB1 is the worst designed console I've ever seen and I'm old.
black0o  +   681d ago
i'm older
Kingoftherodeo  +   682d ago
Lol we sound like teenage girls one is cute the other is fat and ugly ewwwww! They could have given me a thing the size of a pc or a gamecube and i would have bought it
Oh_Yeah  +   682d ago
because size doesnt matter, thats what she said
Getowned  +   682d ago
they both look like VCR's but I want them xD I at least want to get PS4, tho xbox one has dead rising 3 D:
MonkeyOne  +   682d ago
We don't know what the hardware failure rate is going to be on these yet.

MS has a larger box and a separate power brick but if they have 25 percent less failures than PS4 over the life of the device then it will mean less money wasted on returns and repairs.

MS took a bath on the RROD last generation and probably don't want to do it again.

Everything about the Xbox One is designed for profitability which has not yet been achieved in Microsoft's Xbox division.

Sony has lost billions too.
theXtReMe1  +   682d ago
If you haven't see the PS4 teardown video, I suggest you watch it. PS4 is so well put together that you only see one or two wires in the entire system. Everything basically clicks together to make one coherent piece. It's amazing, the engineering they did with this console.

Microsoft went with a more PC like architecture. That was probably, like the article says, designed around their fear of the red light happening all over again.

Still pretty amazing, the power of each of these consoles pack in such a small space. It's what kept the PC out of so many living rooms for so many years. The pure size of it. Now they're coming down in size and you're seeing them in more and more homes audio and video racks.
Belking  +   682d ago
Why is ps4 supposedly more powerful but xbox one has the better looking games? Why do sites like n4g promote fanboyism?
pyramidshead  +   682d ago
You mean the same thing your subjective and 100% opinion based comment is trying to achieve?

XB1 has more last gen ports masquerading as next gen games. PS4 has more true next gen titles, hell even some next gen indie games wiped the floor with XB1 exclusives. Dayium.
hellzsupernova  +   682d ago
Name these better looking games. Last I checked killzone was the best looking launch title. Oh wait can't reply with one troll bubble thought so
Saints94  +   682d ago
Subjective means based on feelings or emotions rather than on facts. An example: "Cats are covered with fur" is objective; it's a fact; it can be proven. "I like cats" is subjective; it's your own opinion based on your feelings rather than on any facts.

Are you saying if I don't go into your comments I won't find any fanboyism?
MysticStrummer  +   682d ago
"Why is ps4 supposedly more powerful but xbox one has the better looking games?"

Well… XB1 doesn't have the best looking games, so what now…?
king_george  +   681d ago
I think u should get ur eyes checked. Killzone and infamous say hi
MRMagoo123  +   681d ago
The problem is we cant judge games looking better because that is opinion , but we can use facts to prove the ps4 has more power just by looking at multiplats, less jaggies by miles , better resolution, and holds frames better, those are the things that can be used to show which console the more powerful hardware because they are factual, saying "the ps4 is weaker or the same power because i think ryse looks better" isnt a fact its an opinion.

It has been proven again and again that the ps4 can just do more in games than the xbone you need to just get over it and play your games, you might have a less stress filled life.

BTW the xbone has only just come out why in the hell are you even here if you love it so much, im waiting for the 29th still so i have a reason to be here.
Ps4marksthespotnotX  +   682d ago
If Microsoft's strong point is software then they have been beaten to second place because Sony has the superior software.
Picnic  +   682d ago
Many people obviously have developed rather, in my mind, pseudo-artistic tastes, originally prised from the dead hands of early 90s minimalism and, later, boring mobile phone design, as to what constitutes good design. For me, the Xbox One branding, user interface, even choice of opening line up genre of games, speaks more of 'good design'. The console itself is not a huge size and it has a rather reassuring, sturdy, industrial look to it.
The PS4's slanted look is nice in its own right and yet it also smacks a little bit of trying too hard to appear futuristic.
PS3n360  +   682d ago
i agree. As a designer/architect I have to say the the xboxone is a more premium looking machine. PS4 looks like a stripped down slim model of a PS4 that never existed. The materials look cheap but the physical design is ok and the light bar is very nice. I wish they had put a little more effort into the materials/finish. Having said all that I will still buy one after xmas since at the end of the day you don't play the physical appearance of the box.
ironmonkey  +   682d ago
Ps4 ui is cleaner and if its ui is the reason you bought an xone for then that is! the only reason you bought it for cause its games are horrible. Forza is an exclusive downscale.
GraveLord  +   682d ago
Sony is better than Microsoft at making hardware. They've been doing it for decades.
captainbigballs  +   682d ago
I've noticed that if you support the Xbox One in ANY WAY, biased PS4 fanboys dislike to make you look bad. Welp, at least I can kick the bucket on this website early.
Saints94  +   682d ago
HmongAmerican  +   682d ago
Lets not forget about Nintendo.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   682d ago
The x1 has more transitors inside than the ps4 thats why the x1 is bigger.
X1= 5billion transistors
Ps4= 2.8 billion transistors.

The ps4 is not as powerful as the folks from the orher side think it is.
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MasterCornholio  +   682d ago
Oh so that's why it heats up more than the PS4.

And the PS4 has a GPU thats 50% larger than the Xbox Ones.

Let that sink in for a minute.

BTW how's the DGPU theory going?

Nexus 7 2013
FrigidDARKNESS  +   682d ago
Lmao you folks from the otherside still believe in that 50% more powerful crap. I hope you have been paying attention to the xbox one teardown it has a much larger fan inside than the ps4. You people should only read stuff to your liking so you will never learn anything about other products.
pyramidshead  +   682d ago
lmfao frigy bby, you make a comment about the power gap and only list that it has a bigger fan. LOL. I'm pretty sure microsoft just don't want another RROD on their hands.

The tear down showed absolutely no advantage what so ever and pretty much confirms what people have been going on about for months. The XB1's secret sauce is its over sharpening upscaler.
DoesUs  +   682d ago
Don't worry Frigid, every single person on the planet can now see how more powerful the PS4 is. And it's substantial....and cheaper.....and smaller.....and cooler (even with a larger fan in the X1). You folks on the other side are terribly brainwashed by Misterxmedia and your blatant love for MS. It will only get worse aswell. Only 1m sold is pretty poor given the amount of territory's released in. Next Friday will be a bloodbath...and then the rest of the world, Japan! So much love for Sony right now....playing their cards right.
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MysticStrummer  +   682d ago
"You folks on the other side are terribly brainwashed"

I wish I could believe Frigid was just trolling, but the brainwashing idea is becoming the only thing that makes sense. Kudos to MS marketing, I guess.
hellzsupernova  +   682d ago
Um it's not the size of the fan that matters. It's what it is cooling aka the more powerful better designed ps4 doesn't need such a big fan.
MysticStrummer  +   682d ago
"you folks from the otherside still believe in that 50% more powerful crap. I hope you have been paying attention to the xbox one teardown it has a much larger fan inside than the ps4."

lol What an argument. Amazing debate skills on display.

You might as well say "You folks from the other side still believe the moon isn't made of cheese. I hope you have been paying attention to MTV because Madonna is older than Christina Aguilera."
black0o  +   681d ago
ps4 has one sub-HD title BF4 which runs 900p/60

while the xbOne has:
KI: 720p
COD: 720p
BF4: 720p
DR3: 720p
ryse: 900p
AC4: 900p

and more to follow
titanfal and destiny are rumored to be 720p on xbone as well
Angels3785  +   681d ago

Christ...if you even bother researching....TRANSISTORS.. HAVE ZERO IMPACT ON GRAPHICAL PERFORMANCE OF GAMES....it just deals in sub communication levels of electronics (levels irrelevent to gaming performance). A transistor is simply a semi conductor sendng electrical signals through hardware...it could have 200000000000 transistors...would NOT impact games or performance speeds. Transistors count just gets larger as we need more power (as in ELECTRICITY) to power more efficient hardware. So basically when you say xbox one has more transistors than ps4 you are essentially saying


No frigid...its not better
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mochachino  +   682d ago
"We will have to see if the Xbox One can make it through this first post-launch weekend without getting hundreds of one-star Amazon reviews"

It already has hundreds of one star reviews saying the disc drive is broken. Strangely, the media isn't covering.
hellzsupernova  +   682d ago
Funny that. Media loses their shit when a few broken ps4 emerge with different issues a sign that it is not one wide spread problem, however all the broken xbone are disc drives that to me is more worrying
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