Rumor: PS4 50% More Powerful Than Xbox 720

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So, this basically means it will cost a fuckton on launch and games for it will still cost around 50 euros.

No thanks, fooled me once with the PS3.

Hrrrm. One has more teraflops, but I guess the other has more buzzlesweeps and they both have the same turtledinks.

Wait, wait. Wasn't making the Playstation really powerful the marketing strategy used back when this current generation started, and the humble Wii taught us that making consoles stupidly powerful wasn't the most important thing ever? Or the Xbox now being on pace to outsell everything supposed to show us that there's a balance point between price and performance that is less than ball-busting?

I thinks its down to software more than anything. From what i remember Sony always had complicated development software for making games on where as MS consoles had more user friendly development tools. Also, i dont know that much about computers but isnt more ram better than raw power? I think overall it wont matter much, as with PS3/360 we will be getting awesome platform specific titles as well as both having similiar versions of games on both platforms. Only thing i can guarantee with 100% certainty is that there will be a COD game released on both of them. lol

*sigh* I knew going into this ram was going to be an issue again.

Well, the PS3 was more powerful than the Xbox 360, and if you look at games like Bayonetta, Skyrim, pretty much all ports from the 360 to the PS3 we know that specs and power mean nothing if devs are too lazy to actually USE that power.

Uszi:
Hrrrm. One has more teraflops, but I guess the other has more buzzlesweeps and they both have the same turtledinks.

Wait, wait. Wasn't making the Playstation really powerful the marketing strategy used back when this current generation started, and the humble Wii taught us that making consoles stupidly powerful wasn't the most important thing ever? Or the Xbox now being on pace to outsell everything supposed to show us that there's a balance point between price and performance that is less than ball-busting?

The Wii also showed us that gimmicks can sell systems, but not games. I forget the term, but while people bought the console they didn't really buy more games for it. It was a one-trick pony that burned brilliantly for about a year or so then fizzled out fast, and it was Nintendo's fault, by their own admission.

Also they lacked turtledinks.

BloodSquirrel:

PhiMed:

Frankly I'm starting to believe Yahtzee's view on the futility of console wars. A single unified architecture, with competition in the form of UI, value-added extras, platform-unique exclusives, etc is what's best for the consumer, not multiple devices that split the community and allow no crossing over.

We already have that. It's called a PC.

Consoles are able to do as well as they are because games and tools can be heavily optimized toward the specific hardware. You'd see a pretty massive performance decrease if games had to run on "Next gen consoles" instead of having an Xbox and a PS3 version.

It's something sounds simple in theory, but doesn't pan out when you actually start delving into the technology.

The quote you attributed to me isn't mine. Please be careful when you edit.

well lets hope it doesn't turn into another jaguar.

aka confusing as hell and with no one knowing how to make games on it.

Interesting...

I might be intrigued by this had Sony not managed to pull the astounding feat of becoming 50% more vile company than microsoft. Seriously thats downright impressive.

So yeah, for me personally the thing would have to be backwards compat for all 3 prior installs, able to run linux, print money and fellate on command to get me interested.

I'd be very surprised if Sony made the same mistake 2 generations in a row. Remember PS3 launch? It didn't sell worth a damn because it was absurdly expensive, because it was extremely top-end for it's time. It took what, 3 price drops before the PS3 began seeing decent sales? I don't see Sony going that route again. Microsoft... maybe. They have the cashflow to do something like that. Sony doesn't anymore.

I've learnt to ignore these sorts of reports. There have been "rumours" from "sources" of the next Xbox/Playstation since 2008. Unless it's announced officially at something like E3 or GamesCom, take it with a handful of salt.

My current main gaming machine has two of these.

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Dear console manufacturers and the vocal minority of console gamers who tout the power of their systems.

Please stop embarrassing yourselves.

And buy Nvidia.

And it won't do them a damn bit of good if developers can't make use of it.

My dad ran into this back in the day.
"My car has 275 more horse power than your car" well that car can't transfer that power properly to the pavement using torque because you run on ultra thin tires so it is essentially, 100% useless.

New form of the classic dick swinging contest.

After being sort of disgusted with the state of xbox live and microsofts new gameplan to make pc's like apple the ps4 is probably going to be my system of choice.

Blablahb:

havoc33:
I'll be buying the PS4 no matter what, as history shows Sony has the best firstparty/exclusive games.

Despite that they apparently are going to incorporate draconic DRM measures that will have you entering a highly illegal construction where you just rent the game, and any number of circumstances can destroy it?

Because if your console fails, has parts replaced and you play it, then the anti-used games DRM kicks in and reduces your entire games collection to a useless pile of plastic. I mean, that's like buying a house while a loonie with a disturbing grin and a box of matches is posted permanently outside it.


To me it seems the factor of which developer has the worst anti-customer policies should play a large part in the decision what one wants to buy.

I don't believe it will be that bad. I'm quite sure as the issue of downloadable content becomes a hotter topic, the EU will force companies to offer a better deal for the consumers. Where it's probably going to end up is that the games you have bought physically/downloaded will be registered to your user profile, and that you somehow are allowed to redownload/reuse it if your console crashes (given that you can provide the necessary documentation). Obviously, SOME sort of procedure in regards to this will have to be created to protect the consumers. Historically, consumer rights are very strong here in Europe, and I have no doubt that the EU will not have Sony or Microsoft come up with such a scheme that games will be limited to one system only, that is just pure madness.

What I'm actually MORE concerned about when it comes to digital downloads/accounts and such, how is this to be handled when the owner of said content dies? Will relatives have the right to get access to this content? Will they be able to sell it off in some kind of way? Obviously these things will need to be looked into sooner rather than later.

As for Sony implementing some form of an anti-used games policy, I have no problem with that. I never buy used games anyway, as nowadays I only buy the games I REALLY wanna play, and obviously I want to support the developer of these games, so I buy new in order for them to get their much needed profits. In the end it's about what games I want to play, and Sony's exclusive content blows Microsoft's out of the water. I mean, just look at this generation alone: Uncharted, Yakuza, Killzone, Resistance, inFamous, Heavy Rain, The Last of Us.. I probably even left out some. Ultimately though, I will buy the console that has the best games, and if Microsoft somehow can change this trend, I have no problem buying their console instead. This generation I bought both the 360 and PS3, but given the lack of exclusive content on Xbox, I doubt I will do the same next generation.

Oh man, this is the most obvious flamewar-baiting rumor I've ever seen. Please don't fan the flames. It's likely that both developers will use top of the line hardware that can fit into the console's box at a reasonable price, and if they don't, then you can be damn sure one will be cheaper than the other to compensate. And not to go Conspiracy Keanu here but I'm slightly leaning towards the fact that industrial spies have taken a look at both console specs and neither dev will let themselves be 1-up'ed by the other..

Enough with these rumours already- can Sony and Microsoft just hurry up and announce these damn consoles?
I've had it with "speculation" and "rumours."

Aiddon:
hypothetically if this was true, I'd be inclined to believe that Sony still hasn't learned anything from the PS3

They've learned the world is full of nails, and their head is the closest thing they have to a hammer.
From the heights of the PS2 to the lows of the Vita.
I don't think Sony has picked up on the fact that having the best hardware alone cannot hack it.

I like to think that the Sony and Microsoft development teams are sitting in a room laughing their asses off as they submit rumors to various websites. Meanwhile drinking a couple beers and discussing the relatively minor differences between their systems, and how idiots will argue over the two and possibly buy both(Regardless of the fact that most games are released on both platforms).

Evil Smurf:
But will the games be good?

That's the only question I had. Hardware is nothing without software.

I usually purchase both the Playstation and the Xbox over time, this was due to the Metal Gear series, but with all the anti used games nonsense, I will probably just build a new PC and buy neither! The industry feels they can simply get all their core gamers back, and it is not the case. Unless you have something like replay ability and an ability for gamers to sell used games and buy newer ones. Its a flop out of the gate. Sales will be sluggish and lower than expected, until consoles really get outdated probably over the next 3 of 4 years. I can upgrade my pc anyways those over the long term. Heck my computer is about 8 years old! It still keeps up with tech, because tech hit a wall!

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