Over the last few days, my youtube and twitter has been filled with users asking me about the PS4 being 50% more powerful than the Xbox One. So I decided to put together a compilation of articles where this story originated, and discuss my reservations about this rumor. Many people are quoting it as a fact, but I would like to point out some reasons to not jump on the bandwagon parade just yet.

Sources:
VGN: Video Games and News

People Can Fly Dev Statement
Edge Magazine: Power Struggle between Xbox One and PS4

  • Saul Martinez

    Seriously? One Source? Thats it?

  • BrianC6234

    It’s true. The PS4 is at least 50% more powerful. Unless you believe the crap about the cloud. But only a dope would believe that nonsense.

  • X1ultimateGamer

    Ps4 is far from being 50% powerful then XboxOne that all the BS currently running on sites from unnamed sources so huge fail for you PS4 trolls keep dreaming

    • Arron Clements

      Denial.

      • Dakan45

        For your sake sony fanboys, it better not be 50% more powerfull, if it is, that means that in order for games to run on xbox one, they will NEVER user ps4 full potential on multiplatforms.

        if the diffirence is REALLY that big, all multiplats will look bad, which is sad.

        • Arron Clements

          Nonsense.

          • Dakan45

            Ok then, let xbox one be weak as hell, all you gonna get is ugly multiplatforms because everyone will be made to work well on both systems.

            Do you really think the diffirence is so high? If it was, it will end up like the wiu and they wouldnt even bother to make games on it.

          • Arron Clements

            You’re screaming at the wrong person, I didn’t make the design choices for the XBone. It wasn’t me that gimped the console so they could chase a market that’s about 10 years old rather than cater for their core customer base- gamers.

            Having said this what you’re saying is nonsense and I can say that because last gen multiplats often looked better on one console over the other. So it will be this gen.

          • Dakan45

            Like what exactly games you reffer to?

            Becasue in reallity games looked better on x360 because the architecture was less complicated, now both consoles look the same on multiplats.

            What i am saying is not nonsense. if xbox one is TRULLY that weaker, that will mean games will made for it and not for ps4.

            Check ps2/xbox era, xbox utterly destroyed ps2 in power but it was never utilized thanks to everything being made for the weaker ps2.

          • Arron Clements

            The original XBOX wasn’t fully harnessed because it sold a fraction of the amount of the PS2, there was no profit in optimising games for that system.

            Actually multiplats started out looking better on 360 but not tend to look better on PS3 with a couple of exceptions, but there is a difference between the two.

            At the end of the day its looking like the PS4 is going to dominate in terms of sales and in terms of raw power so after the first couple of waves of games you’ll notice a significant difference between the two. In the words of Adam Orth; Deal with it.

            But sure, buy the weaker system and pay more for it if that’s what floats your boat. Just don’t moan when the games look better on the PS4 and MS reverse their polices and try to screw you over as per their original plan.

          • Dakan45

            Nothing floats my boat, i have a pc that beats the pathetic trashboxes.

            Dont kid yourself though, games will be made to run on xbox one as well as the ps4, so in the end they will look the same on ps4, DEAL WITH IT.

            This is what is gonna happen, so you BETTER HOPE that xbox one is not weak, or you gonna get crap graphics.

            End of story.

          • Arron Clements

            So your argument is based purely on you said its going to happen so it will?

            But then why should anyone pay any consideration to what is said by someone who uses the word ‘trashboxes?’ You probably need to calm down a bit or get a new hobby, or both.

          • Dakan45

            No its just that unlike you i got experiance on those things.

            But hey wanna bet that if xbox one is as weak as you say, you still gonna get the same version? Which is gonna happen anyway because xbox one is not 50% weaker.

            But the paupers like to dream.

          • Arron Clements

            “No its just that unlike you i got experiance on those things.”

            Shame you can’t spell ‘experience,’ huh?

            Look, it’s obvious that you’re an XBONE fanboy.

          • Dakan45

            Its a typo.

            I am a pc gamer and the bet is on, see you in 2 years.

          • Arron Clements

            Of course you are….

          • Dakan45

            Listen kid, i checked your facebook acount, if you want to be a retard, go ahead, i do not care about your kiddie trashboxes war.

            I am telling you whats gonna happen, now you can type your irrelevant bullshit but i am not gonna read it.

            I spended too much time on you.
            Feel free to thumb down yourself for me, because i wont be returning here.

          • Arron Clements

            I’m not on facebook- You’re an idiot.

          • Dakan45

            perhaps if you didnt link your acount along with yout twitter acount to disquss, IDIOT.

          • Arron Clements

            I’ve linked my twitter account but I’m not on facebook, there’s no way you could check my facebook account because it hasn’t existed for 2 months- idiot.

          • Dakan45

            IDIOT!

          • Jeff

            Stinks like sex in here

          • Dakan45

            IDIOT!!!

          • Dakan45

            IDIOT!!!!

          • Dakan45

            ANNOYING ISNT IT?? IDIOT!!!

          • Arron Clements

            You should google anger management classes.

          • Dakan45

            And you should stop being a troll IDIOT

          • Arron Clements

            The last desperate attack of someone who’s run out of arguments and has zero credibility.

          • Dakan45

            Seriously, this is how you sound like.

          • Dakan45

            THATS HOW YOU SOUND LIKE

            IDIOT!!!

          • Arron Clements

            Lol

          • Dakan45

            anyway, goodnight, ill call you IDIOT tommorow.

            IDIOT.

          • Arron Clements

            Night night, try not to let yourself get too wound up over something that is supposed to be fun. You poor thing.

          • Dakan45

            sup brah, still an IDIOT

          • Arron Clements

            Bless you. x

          • Dakan45

            idiot

          • Arron Clements

            You absolute legend. All that ‘experiance’ you have is really coming through on your posts.

          • Dakan45

            IDIOT

  • Megaman

    The PS4 is NOT 50% More powerful then the X1….It’ 100% more powerful hahahaha…..Ok 200% or 400% 🙂 Dam i sound stupid Just like all of you idiots that really believe the PS4 is 30% or 50% more powerful then the X1….Anybody that belives that should really stop smoking drinking or start taking fish oil…To much baby’s have been dropped on there heads

  • Pre-order both and check by yourself on launch day.

  • DamionWayne

    Fail video. You want to know how they are backing up this claim? Hardware specs. Wasn’t that easy? You do know there are these people who live in America called computer hardware engineers. They know a lot about computer hardware, and in turn know a lot about next gen systems based on just specs without needing hardware in front of them. You know who else can do the same thing? Devs. Man this is too easy! Guess who else can do this…. People who do research on PC and console architecture. Cake! You don’t believe anonymous devs, or non anonymous devs saying the same thing? What will you believe then?

  • H i t m a n $ K ! L

    Fanboy Armageddon – arguing over parts they don’t understand just like PS3 v 360 before they came out. You guys gamers or debaters? Really, I mean this as a serious question not a rhetorical retort. Do you really think “power” is going to save the AAA businesses that can’t even make a profit off of multiple millions of sales? Hopefully you all see the light before it’s too late and embrace the creativity and originality of Indie games that aren’t subject to the bureaucracy of the corporate machine world that seems to have lost it’s skill, art, and logic entirely at this point (that goes for all the majors, not just your favorite one to hate on).

  • joe

    umm no one ever said it was 50% more powerful. they said it was 50% faster. totally different.

  • Dakan45

    If you are not quick to judge, just watch this,

    They basicly say that this next gen isnt as bif of a jump as the previous one and discuss the weird thing that developers already hit limitations.

  • ZappyKins

    If the PS4 is more powerful then, they why is the Xbox One the only Next Gen Console running games at 1080P at 60 FPS?

    • Dakan45

      Does a high end pc at E3 count as a xbox one now?

      Lets recap.

      Bf4 on ps4 run UNDER 1080p at 720p and with inferior graphics.

      Killer instict as stated on a interview also runs on 720p with 60 fps and if the fps go down, they lower the graphics quality.

      Seems to me both “next gen” consoles are a small jump.

      • ZappyKins

        Forza 5 runs at 1080P at 60 FPS. But I agree with you I wish they had pushed the technology more.

  • tech

    This is a very well thought out stream of consciousness. I think a lot of gamers are starting to take the Sony colored glasses off.

    http://thegamingprophet.blogspot.com/2013/09/xbox-one-vs-ps4-real-story.html

    When the news about Sony continuing with HDFC DRM, I just laughed inside.