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Who Will Win the Next-Gen? Here's the Answer

iGAM3R-VIII | 1030d ago
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So here we go,

Sony and Microsoft have been against each other in the console wars since 2005 when the first Xbox came and competed against the PS2. Then, a couple of years later, the PS3 came out and was right against the Xbox 360. Now here in the year 2013, this past February on the 20th, the PS3 successor has been announced and is known as the PS4. With so little time left until E3 2013, Microsoft have still not said anything about the upcoming Xbox 720, all we know is a bunch of rumours about an 'always online' feature, it is slower than the PS4, and is like a cable box and moves away from harcore-gamers. In this blog, I will tell you my opinion about who will win this next-gen when both consoles come out.

I will first talk about Sony's console and why it would win, and then I will talk about Microsoft's console and say why it will win. At the end, I will conclude my thoughts and give an overall answer on saying who will win the console generation of 2013.

Okay, so Sony's console was revealed on Feb 20th 2013 and I watched the live stream of it that day. I can honestly say that it looked like Sony had everything right. he new DualShock 4 controller is definetly a plus for me because it has new triggers, redesigned, has a SHARE button, and has a high res touchpad and of course that light bar and the new head-jack and speakers. The touchpad is quite interesting but the SHARE button is something I cannot wait to use. I had always wanted to start a YouTube gaming career but I didn't have the proper recording tools so I was not able to. This live stream though is an amazing way to get publicity and create your YouTube dream. The PS Eye also looks like it is a new idea but I am not really focused on cameras because I play games.

The social aspects are also nice. The SHARE button, and they new UI interface looks amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on it during E3. Some of the small features that make your gaming life easier like the power button that goes right back to where you left off or the download and play idea. All of these neat ideas make you life easier and I will definetly be happy about these new things.

Now lets talk about the power of this beast. The specs ( ) are amazing. The PS4 should be able to handle quite a lot of games and is definetly a step up. During the reveal, some of the engines such as the Phanta Rei or the Unreal Engine 4 were noticeably different. Though I would have to see the games myself during E3, the PS4's power looks quite interesting.

The games. This is the reason why everyone buys a console, because of the games. During the reveal, we got some nice games and exclusives such as Knack, Killzone: SF, Infamous: SS, and Driveclub, etc.. These games looked amazing and I was very keen on them. We already have some extra games such as Destiny, Assassins Creed: BF, and many other games that were revealed in the past few weeks and months. I think that the PS4 has a lot of support and launch games and I am keen to seeing what they bring to E3.

Now time for MS next console, we do not know a lot about it so I can't really write a lot about this. Anyway, the specs for MS next console ( ) are a little short hand of the PS4's so you can say that the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox 720, also the GPU is more powerful as said my Nvidia and AMD.

As since we do not know any games for the 720 since it isn't revealed yet, we can tell that most of the games that are multi-platform for the PS4 are for the 720. Ryse is expected to be on the upcoming 720 as well and so is a new Forza.

Now for those rumours. Most of the rumours about the next Xbox 720 could/would/should hurt Microsoft such as the 'always online' commotion. The only idea so far that I think could help Microsoft is the TV connection and the HDMI In rumour. I think that this idea is smart because it would enable you to play on your 720 while playing BF4 lets say. I think that idea is quite smart and would be a plus for me.

Now in overall based on the sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 and the rumours of the 720 and the news of the PS$, I think that the PS4 could win. I think that Sony has learned from the last gen and so far are making the right moves. They revealed the console first which is smart and I think that the fact they didn't show the console is smart because if people do not like the way the 720 looks, Sony can alter the PS4 so people would like it. The PS4 is also more powerful and the features and new controller and games are a plus.

I will make another blog when the 720 is revealed and then I will have a full update and I can crown a fair winner.

light_bar   1030d ago | Spam
ChrisW  +   1029d ago
Nice cookie-cutter style of academic writing. Your abstract clearly outlined what you wanted to convey to your readers in very short and precise sentences. However, your paragraphs in the following are too short and their introductions are a bit lowbrow, i.e. "Now time for...", "Now for...", and simply "Now...". Change things up a bit and you'll find that your readers will be more interested in the subsequent sections that you've made, especially in your conclusion where you've overused "I think...".
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1029d ago
Okay then thanks for the help! As my first blog I didn't know if it would be good but I will improve on my next one.
Gamer-40  +   1029d ago
"the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox 720"

No, 100%. Only a old leaked -rumor- documents say this.
Wait and see.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1029d ago
agreed, that is why I said "I will make another blog when the 720 is revealed and then I will have a full update and I can crown a fair winner". When the Xbox is revealed and we have the specs, than I can compare it fairly
Software_Lover  +   1029d ago
I just cant find the time to write a blog.
taquito  +   1029d ago
pc, like always

the most exclusives
the best graphics by far
backwards compat
way better prices
way better performance
bigger/better/dedicated servers
better online chat options (steam/vent/teamspeak/in-game
community projects

also, anyone else think it will be freaking hilarious if the xbox 720's specs completely curb stomp the ps4's?

it wouldn't be hard

just have better than a 1.6ghz cpu-EASY
better than a crappy laptop gpu-EASY
and 10 gb of ram because all the console kids thinks ram is the most important part of a system (hint; its LAST behind cpu and gpu)
JohnDread  +   1028d ago
Not a single word on Nintendo. Oh, well, I don't even know what I expected...
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1028d ago

I didn't say anything about Nintendo because it is in between Next-gen and current-gen. Also the PS4 and 72 come out this year and no new console from Nintendo. IMO the Wii U will get beaten by both the 720 and PS4 so yea. And we already know everything about the Wii U.

DO not talk about things you do not know.
JohnDread  +   1028d ago
There is no such thing as "in between generations". Wii was the 5th home console from Nintendo. Wii U is the 6th home console from Nintendo. That is the definition of "generation" in gaming, you know.
Also judging Nintendo's new console in comparison to competitors, before either of Sony's or Microsoft's are even out / announced is wrong on many levels.
Another thing I disagree with is the term of "winning" a generation (which already is wrong by definition). Nobody wins a generation. There are many factors which play a role in judging a product like a home console. Like, Nintendo for example sold the most consoles last generation. Is that considered winning? Because I think many, or in fact most of the so-called core gamers despise the Wii and some even go so far as to denying it being a gaming console. There is so much shallow thinking in the community and to be honest I believe this article is just another example for that.
Don't get me wrong, I do see that Nintendo is struggling very hard at the moment, and I know they do not deliver as of now. However, that is something that can change. To be honest, I don't care what console will be considered the best. I strongly believe it will be a very similar situation as with the current/last gen.

tl;dr: I think your post just lacks important elements which are required for the comparison you are trying to depict. Apart from that I also think the topic itself is redundant. However, if we take that away, good effort.
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miyamoto  +   1025d ago
its actually the PlayStation gamer's voice that won the battle for Sony against M$ misinformation campaign.

Just hear around the internet how loud the voice of PlayStation gamers. Its one factor M$ has under estimated and did not see coming against them. M$ lost the battle against opinionated gamers.

I can't wait what their next media buy-out move will be but rest assured the PlayStation Nation will be ready for them once again.

So its the PlayStation gamers who has won and will win next gen. Never undersestimate the the power of the people M$.
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Soul_Re4p3rR_69  +   1021d ago
I personally think the PS4 is gonna beat the 720. Because look at the Playstation 3 its beauty has beaten the 360, and on memory storage, graphics, free online, etc. ><

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