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The Co-op Podcast #114: Does Resolution Really Matter?

Gary Swaby of The Koalition writes:
Welcome to episode 114 of The Co-op Podcast. This week Richard Bailey Jr. and I are joined by Mr. Epic, Jakejames Lugo and Charles Singletary Jr. With Battlefield: Hardline being the top seller last month and the game selling the most on Xbox One, we ask the question, does resolution really matter? The game had a lower resolution on Xbox One but still sold more on the system, yet many people like to compare a games resolution on each platform. So how much does it really matter?

Star Wars: Battlefront got a full action trailer last week, and it looks great. However, given DICE’s last misstep with Battlefield 4, will this game repair their image?

Also discussed on this episode:
– Quick thoughts on Phil Harrison leaving Microsoft
– We share our thoughts on Star Ocean 5 Announcement
– We share out thoughts on the Guitar Hero Live Reveal
– More NPD discussion

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SwiffEpics910d ago

It matters to the PC master race

Bigpappy910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

It matters on consoles too. Look how well PS4 is selling over X1, and its all due to resolution. It gives the feeling to many, that they are getting more power for their money. I prefer the X1 and don't see a big difference in power. But average Joe is more likely to spend the money on what he thinks is the most powerful if he can afford it. Only way M$ can get close to PS4 sales, is to change that perception. If it does happen by the end of this year, then Sony will sell more than X1 and wii-u combined.

gangsta_red910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

I personally think that the PS4 sold well mainly due to it being 100 dollars cheaper out the gate, a week early and sold in more territories at launch.

The news of the resolution gaps didn't start to trickle in until well after the launches of each platform.

Imalwaysright910d ago

PS4 is selling more because the Playstation brand is far stronger that the Xbox brand. Even if the X1 was more powerful than the PS4, Sony would still sell more consoles than MS.

magiciandude910d ago

It's doubtful that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One all because of resolution. It helps, but there's more to it, and I don't feel like explaining a bunch of reasons that everyone here on N4G, perhaps including you, already knows about.

matthewbatb910d ago

I think it matters, but not as much as some people make it seem.

Profexxion910d ago

Resolution definitely doesn't matter as much as a smooth, engaging experience does. Period.

Romudeth910d ago

In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't.

Neonridr910d ago

are we still asking this question?

Resolution matters to a degree, of course. Better resolution means a prettier game to look at, nobody can argue that.

But if you were to look at how important it is to an overall game experience it definitely falls below the importance level of say a good story or solid gameplay. A pretty game can still be a rather dull game (The Order is a recent example of a very pretty game that many conceded lacked good gameplay).

I would take a more engaging story over prettier graphics anyday.

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