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Why the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis are a lot like the PS4 and Xbox One - Blogs - GameFocus

The video game press and blogosphere didn’t really know what to make of the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One when they were announced last year. Most of this confusion seemed to stem from the fact that no one really knew for sure if these next-generation consoles would offer the player anything new. Yes, there would be better graphics, better online functionality, a better multimedia experience, and a better controller, but would that be it?

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Neonridr838d ago

Because the PS4 has Blast Processing and the Xbox One doesn't.

randomass171838d ago

In other words, both are great but one of them has an edge on the other on a technical level. Sounds about right, actually...

ShinMaster838d ago (Edited 838d ago )

If you want to compare the PS4 and Xbox One with SNES and Genesis, then let's look at it this way...
the Xbox One has a somewhat slightly faster CPU, kinda like the Genesis did with "Blast Processing". But everything else, like the PS4, was better on the SNES (resolution, colors, sprites).

Honestly though, they're not really comparable. The author didn't make accurate comparisons.

ExplosionSauce838d ago

Cloud processing is the new Blast processing.

Except Blast processing was more tangible and wasn't dependent on any external variables because it was built into the hardware.

pixelsword838d ago

@ shin

That, and shouldn't the title be the other way around, chronologically speaking?

Army_of_Darkness838d ago

Snes= ps4
Genesis= xbone
Wiiu= gameboy

mochachino838d ago

@ armyofdarkness

Wii U = Turbographix 16

miyamoto838d ago

Actually PS4 vs Xbox One is nowhere like the SNES and the Sega Genesis.

Its the PS3=SNES vs Xbox 360=Genesis!

(Altough the 360 does not hold a candle to the mighty Genesis even today.)

1. PS3 & SNES launched One Year after the competition 360 & Genesis

2. PS3& SNES hardware is more powerful than 360 & Genesis

3. PS3 & SNES outsold the 360 & Genesis during their lifetime.

The MAJOR difference between them generations is this:
SNES & Genesis were both maxed out by developers to their fullest potential unlike the PS3 & 360 generation M$ have this dirty parity clause politics that prevented multi-platform games that dragged the PS3 versions down to 360 levels in terms of graphics fidelity.

andrewsqual838d ago

Except the Snes launched TWO YEARS after the Genesis and the PS4 launched before Xbox One.

Docknoss838d ago

Yea it's called DirectX 12 and cloud computing

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darthv72838d ago

A more accurate comparative would be the saturn and PS1 instead of the genesis and snes.

XB1 would be like the saturn. $100 more expensive and slightly underpowered than the competition.

Yet anyone who remembers that generation knows that both platforms performed very well in respected fields of gaming. We can look back on that time with great fondness and recall the quality games like ape escape and nights as well as many others.

Shmups, fighters, racers....both platforms had their strength titles and weakness titles but in the end the newcomer prevailed and the veteran withdrew. The focus had shifted from the traditional views of gaming to something new and fresh and really helped propel gaming into another light that has not dimmed ever since.

voodoochild346837d ago

The Saturn was actually much stronger than the ps1 except in one crucial area. It was horrible at 3d. Sega built the ultimate fighting game machine but underestimated the leap to 3d.

No_Limit838d ago

"Because the PS4 has Blast Processing and the Xbox One doesn't"

That don't make sense as the SNES is a more powerful system than the Genesis.

pixelsword838d ago

Circle gets the square.

(applause sign blinks)

ShinMaster838d ago

Because the Genesis had a faster processor. Like 7Mhz vs SNES's 3.5Mhz I think.
But everything else, including resolution and colors, was better on the SNES.

Neonridr837d ago

lol, it was a joke No_Limit.

3-4-5838d ago

This is really wrong. ( article)

* There were so many completely unique games to the SNES & Sega Genesis that it made them two different systems.

* Different Sound chips so music was different

* About 50 games for each system that weren't available for the other that are "classics".

PS4 & XB1 will have MOSTLY the same games.

randomass171838d ago

Albeit with varying amounts of visual quality.

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Concertoine838d ago

Both were excellent consoles too. Hopefully by the end of this gen both systems will have enough kickass exclusives to warrant both of their purchases to the unbiased gamer.

fonger08838d ago

"Microsoft and Sony know, as Nintendo and Sega did before them, the only thing will truly separate their consoles from the each other is software." I think it's too easy to lose sight that these machines are just boxes, if the developers don't take advantage of each system uniquness outside of just graphically fidelity, then we all lose. That's what made the Genesis and SNES era so epic, the games between the two some of the most iconic and innovative games of all time.

Derekvinyard13838d ago

I had both SNES and sega and both had some great games, TOJAM AND EARL FTW!

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