Why It Matters That PS4 Games Are Higher-Resolution Than Xbox One

The graphics battle between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 has been raging for months. Here at the start of December, with the consoles finally loose in the wild, one thing is certain: Several big games run at a higher resolution on PS4 than on Xbox One.

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Enemy1664d ago

Doesn't take a genius to understand why. They look better, the end.

Angels37851664d ago ShowReplies(2)
s8anicslayer1664d ago

True, but an article like this coming from Kotaku is as rare as a meteorite!

dedicatedtogamers1664d ago

The whole Resolutiongate situation is full of contradictions. Suddenly, resolution doesn't matter, except that it DID matter when - for instance - a PS3 version of a multiplat had lower resolution than the 360 version.

And yet, for the past 7 years, console gamers have been saying that 1080p doesn't matter (because PC gamers would often point out that PS3/360 games were sub-HD).

It's par for the course, I guess. Every time a new generation rolls around, new loyalties are made and new palms are greased.

pyramidshead1664d ago

Also shows which console is more capable.

Xsilver1664d ago (Edited 1664d ago )

"On Xbox One the game is jaggy and blurry by comparison, and the overall experience feels a lot like playing an Xbox 360 Call of Duty game. If I'd bought Ghosts as the one big game for my new Xbox One, I'd be bummed."

Well this Sums up why Resolution matter's.

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Angels37851664d ago (Edited 1664d ago )

It matters because Its a better looking game! Clearer looking! and on a CHEAPER system!!

S2Killinit1664d ago

ummm because higher resolution is better? ding ding ding jackpot

S2Killinit1664d ago (Edited 1664d ago )

whats with the disagrees? I mean, can anyone argue that lower resolution is better? lol

curtis921664d ago

They can if they just spent $500

S2Killinit1664d ago

LOL that comment is Gold

Neonridr1664d ago

It matters sure, but only when you are comparing the same game, and moreso at the same time.

If you were to only have an Xbox One in your household and you played AC4, I bet you would still be impressed with the 900p graphics. Sure it's not 1080p like the PS4 version. But if you don't have a PS4 sitting right beside you playing the same game, you're not going to know exactly what you are missing.

Now before anyone jumps on me, I am not saying that it's better to play the Xbox One version, I have a PS4 and I am happy that currently all the multiplatform games seem to be running better on the PS4 and at a higher resolution, I am merely stating that there is no reason an Xbox One user can't enjoy BF4, AC4, etc on their console. The graphics will still be a significant leap over last gen in terms of overall fidelity and complexity.

So ultimately it only matters to the person playing the game. If all they have is an Xbox One, then they are going to enjoy the games they get to play. Sure it might not look as good as the PS4 version, but that doesn't mean the game should be any less fun to play.

AHall881664d ago

It matters in the long run.

The differences may not be anything big right now, but by the end of this generation the gap between the PS4 and X1 is likely to be huge.
Unless, of course, Microsoft pulls this again;

"Titles for Xbox 360 must ship at least simultaneously with other video game platform, and must have at least feature and content parity on-disc with the other video game platform versions in all regions where the title is available," it reads.

"If these conditions are not met, Microsoft reserves the right to not allow the content to be released on Xbox 360."
Just replace Xbox 360 with Xbox One.

But a threat like that might not hold much weight if the PS4 keeps out selling them.

travelguy2k1664d ago

Right now the publishers are in the drivers seat. Publishers can make or break a console if they chose not to support it. Its too early for Microsoft (or Sony) to even enforce something like that even if they had it.

DoctorJones1664d ago

That's why I love 4k.

I don't have a 4k screen, I just love it. Because it's 4k.

I'm gonna say it again.


thereapersson1664d ago

Pssh, 4k is soooo last week, bro. I've already moved onto 8k!

DoctorJones1664d ago


that's like..... *works it out* .....twice as much!


You're living the dream.

travelguy2k1664d ago

8K is 4x 4K not twice as much... quadruple.

DoctorJones1663d ago


You have just blew my mind. 4x4k?

Blown. Just blown.

Corpser1664d ago

Even if you don't have 4k screen now, anytime you decide to get one you'll have tons of games on pc that support 4k, same can't be said for consoles. And a 4k 60' TV doesn't cost $25000 anymore, it's now $3000 and dropping fast

SpinalRemains1381663d ago (Edited 1663d ago )

A 4k screen?
lol ok

They're only a few grand now right?

s8anicslayer1663d ago

Not many people have a 4K device, so that pretty much has no footing

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