How Big of a Deal is the Console Graphics Gap?

"Frame rate differences between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition spark debates on the Internet, Microsoft acquired the rights of the Gears of War franchise, and with PlayStation Plus being a requirement to play online, they discussed whether this will affect the quality of the incentives PlayStation Plus had in the past."


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lifeisgamesok1605d ago

It won't be a deal come 2015 the Xbox takeover

GarrusVakarian1605d ago (Edited 1605d ago )

Lmao, get your head out of the sand and lay off the Misterx blog dude.....seriously. Now look who's saying "just wait....".

On topic: It's a big deal when the console that is $100 more expensive is already showing signs of graphical inferiority this early in the generation. When choosing which console to invest 100's of £/$ into, you want the one that's going to stand the test of time for the longest.

Last Gen Xbox fanboys- "360 multiplats have better lighting, resolutions,framerates, PS3 multiplats suck!"

Current gen Xbox fanboys - " I can't even tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, i play games not resolution, it's not a big deal, only exclusives matter now!"

Neonridr1605d ago (Edited 1605d ago )

Obviously it's a bigger deal if you are on the end with the better numbers. If you are an Xbox One user what else can you really say other than it doesn't matter? I mean is Tomb Raider suddenly unplayable at only 30fps? Is the game suddenly broken or garbage on the Xbox One because it runs better at 60fps on the PS4? Wasn't the game only 30fps on the PS3 and 360 and yet was still a GOTY contender?

Sure it sucks that you pay more and get less in terms of raw performance, but the Xbox One users have chosen their bed, now they have to lie in it. But that doesn't mean that they still can't enjoy their games.

GarrusVakarian1605d ago (Edited 1605d ago )


I didn't insinuate any of the things you just said, i was just stating that it does matter when we are spending so much money and then stating how it's funny that because multiplats now look better on PS4, X1 fans dismiss the importance of resolutions and framerates.

They can be in denial about the power gap all they want, it doesn't change the fact that you bought a graphically inferior machine for $100 more.

kickerz1605d ago

$100 is not a big deal these days for a gaming machine your prolly gonna play the next 7 years. Xb1 isn't expensive it's just PS4 is really cheap. I bought an xb1 cause I really like the game line up, but I think PS4 is an amazing machine for price. If I see some games that interest me on that I can see myself buying it also.

GraveLord1605d ago

Oh so its 2015 now? Those goal posts are moving so fast I can't keep up.

MasterCornholio1605d ago

This is an article about graphics.

How does a weaker system overtake a more powerful one when it comes to visuals? It just isn't possible.

Here's an example, the PS2 was weaker than the Xbox but did it ever produce superior multiplats? The answer is no.

This is just something you have to accept.

GribbleGrunger1605d ago (Edited 1605d ago )

For arguments sake, let's assume you are right and in 2015 MS suddenly announce a special chip hidden away in the X1 that boosts the performance of the console beyond that of the PS4. By then the PS4 will have an 8 - 10 million lead in console sales, be dominant in Europe and Japan, and will be cheaper. It won't make a damned bit of difference how powerful the X1 gets by then, devs will just cater to the PS4 and this mythical X1 behemoth in waiting will get dumbed down version of games.

Damn, I've just given MisterX a headline for 2015.

Hercules1891605d ago

The only reason that the X1 is getting gimped is because most 3rd party devs are too lazy to use whatever the x1 has to their advantage. That's why we have games like Ryse and Quantum Break and yes Sunset Overdrive also that will show that you should definitely not underestimate what little power that you think the X1 has.

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Neonridr1605d ago (Edited 1605d ago )

PS4 User: It's a big deal

Xbox One User: It's not a big deal

Wii U User: Gameplay > Graphics

/s obviously

RIP_Cell1605d ago (Edited 1605d ago )

more like

PS4 user to Xbox one/Wii U user: better resolution/graphics is a big deal

PS4 user to PC user: better resolution/graphics is not a big deal, gameplay > graphics

DEEBO1605d ago

Why didn't these articles come out when the ps3/360 were the new console?
I guess this is the turn the other cheek approach.

xJumpManx1605d ago

Its not a big difference its the same way it was last gen with the 360 having slightly better graphics this time the ps3 has the advantage but its not a big difference. Its going to come down to which console you enjoy playing on.

namEuser1605d ago

Half y'all seem to forget that a lot of the games that are being made for X1 are more than likely using graphics setups from the consoles first "TIER" programming...."2nd TIER" programming when they start to utilize it will be a different story...and so will the PS4's, if there is a big gap then when that happens than I'll agree with the differences :-)

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