PS4 vs Xbox One - Who Wins and Why - Updated

There will always be PS4 fans there, XBox fans and sometimes those who love both. Can you guess who we deem superior?

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PS4 vs XBox One: After the fact
Ever since the dawn of man, if you give humanity an option there will be competition. Whether that is choosing what deity you bow to or selecting your favorite brand of booze at the bar, people’s opinions and choices will always create competition. There are few competitors on the market that can create the following of the big name consoles; the passion and dedication of the fans can be seen in rant form on any gaming community website, including this one.

PS4 vs Xbox One

This has been true with consoles ever since Nintendo and Sega; did you prefer bouncing across the heads of mushrooms in the slightly trippy land of the Mario Brothers, or were you a fan of our speedy, blue haired friend on the Sega? Everyone has their own preference and now that the PS4 and the Xbox One have been out for a year, it's time to reevaluate the situation and see for ourselves who is currently winning the race.

E3 2016 and Beyond: The War Begins Anew

Sony was handing Microsoft their proverbial posteriors going into 2016, but E3 shook the very halls of the gaming world. Not only were we given confirmation that the PS4 Neo, otherwise known as the PS4.5, is real, but Microsoft also had a few announcements of their own.

Chief among them was the announcement of Xbox 2, codenamed Project Scorpio. They also mentioned something about an Xbox One S, but let's be honest, people are more interested in this new console they're talking about.

Phil Spencer promised it would be "the most powerful console ever built." Meanwhile, Sony focused on games and neglected to speak about the PS4 Neo until the time was right. That time, apparently is September 7th, 2016 when Sony plans to hold "The PlayStation Meeting" to talk about the "future of the PlayStation business."

With both Sony and Microsoft bringing out new consoles (or console refreshes as some people call them), it's no longer simply the PS4 vs Xbox One. We've got a new war on our hands people.

Microsoft Going All In

Let's start with an away game. Microsoft announced both Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio) and Xbox One S at E3 2016. The S came out in August of 2016 and Project Scorpio is scheduled for a holiday 2017 date.

Up until 2016, Microsoft was way behind monthly sales on PS4 systems. While Sony still has quite the lead overall, the Xbox One managed to beat PS4 sales in July 2016.

Mike Nicholas, head of Xbox's marketing, was clearly happy with the turnaround:

"We're honored that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the U.S. in July, and that total gaming hours on Xbox consoles globally were up 18 percent over last year, reaching 1.55 billion hours."

Impressive to be sure, but let's not forget that PS4 has already sold over 40 million consoles, and they've had a 2-to-1 lead over Xbox One up until now. Even so, Microsoft isn't playing around.

They've been ramping up on the exclusive titles in 2016, with new titles coming like Recore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4, Sea of Thieves, Halo Wars 2, and Scalebound.

They've also promised that the Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio) will be both backwards and forwards compatible. Microsoft has thus far said there will be no Scorpio exclusives. Every game released will work across all version of their current consoles.

Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games marketing tweeted this after E3 2016:

"Great thing is with Project Scorpio as part of #XboxOne family all your games will work, no Scorpio exclusives, so no one gets left behind."

Top this off with the promise that Project Scorpio/Xbox 2 will be compatible with VR and it's clear Microsoft is looking to catch up or even surpass Sony.

Don't worry though, Sony has something up their sleeves. They always do.

Sony Playing For Keeps With PS4 Neo

Just before E3 2016, PlayStation boss Andrew House confirmed the existence of PS4.5, otherwise known as PS4 Neo. Furthermore, additional details are set to be revealed September 7th, 2016 at The PlayStation Meeting.

When rumors first appeared regarding the PS4.5, people were worried (myself included) that Sony was planning on cutting the PS4's lifecyle short to keep pace with technology. During an interview with The Guardian, PlayStation boss Andrew house put those fears to rest.

"I don't think we're suggesting with Neo, the conventional console lifecycle is over, I'm certainly not making that statement. This is an additional option, it's a high-end version of a PlayStation 4, let's be very clear about that, rather than a generational shift."

The real reason behind the PS4 Neo is to cater to the audience of gamers that inevitably shift away from consoles to PC as the technology gap widens. Essentially, this is a supercharged PS4 for those who want the best of the best.

This reasoning doubles if you're someone who has a 4K television as the Neo will offer 4K experiences. Neither Project Scorpio or PS4 Neo have confirmed specs as of this writing, but it will be certainly interesting to see how the two stack up.

Looking back to the game side of things, Microsoft may have some interesting titles coming for the Xbox, but PlayStation continues to crush it with the exlusive titles. Check out these bombshells coming to the PS4:

  • God of War IV
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Days Gone
  • Death Stranding
  • Spider-Man
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Sony's game-focused E3 presentation was a clear indicator that they are still in the business of creating epic new experiences. With PlayStation VR releasing in October 2016, they are also going to have the edge of VR on consoles before Microsoft.

    The race is getting tighter, we can't argue with that, but it looks like Sony isn't too worried about Microsoft catching up with them. What about you? Who do you think is winning? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

    It's Still (And Always Will Be) About the Games

    These respective systems continue to evolve with updates and tweaks, along with new apps like HBO Go, but ultimately these are game consoles and they live and die by their games. Microsoft hasn't seen any major exclusives this year (so far) except for the occasional indie title that gets high praise.

    The best way to describe the current state of affairs is to admit that the playing field has been leveled to an extent. We're in between furious bouts of heated debate, but this is only the eye of the storm. The two contenders are in their respective corners, taking a breather before they go at each other's throats again.

    You can bet that this article will receive more updates on the ongoing console war. Until then my friends, game on!

    PS4 vs XBox

    Hardware Wars
    The technology behind the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is so close that even I had to take notice. I’ve compiled a chart that lists all of the information that is confirmed for each system so we can compare the two.

    Xbox One PS4
    CPU 8 Core AMD Jaguar Custom CPU 1.75GHZ 8 Core AMD Jaguar X64 (10X PS3 Processing Power) 1.6GHZ
    GPU AMD GPU 'Durango' D3D 11.1 chip AMD Radeon GPU (1080P 60 frames/sec) 4k Ultra HD
    RAM 8 GB DDR3 68.3gb/second +32 Embedded Static Ram 8 GB Unified GDDR5 - 176gb/second
    Optical Drive Blu-ray Blu-ray
    Storage 500 GB Hard Drive (not removable) 500 GB Hard Drive (removable)

    PS4 versus Xbox OneI know what you’re thinking upon looking at this chart; the statistics of both systems look the same. I know I previously guessed that both systems would have quite a difference between them; after all, looking at the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, both systems use extremely different hardware. However, it seems with the next generation, this isn’t the case, as both systems are close in terms of specifications despite Sony relying on AMD and Microsoft relying on their own proprietary hardware.

    GPU - Graphics Power

    Looking at the GPU, which is commonly referred to as the graphics card, you’ll notice a slight difference; while the PlayStation 4 is using a Radeon, the Xbox One is using a card capable of Direct3D 11 to align itself with the Windows architecture the system is using. However, both cards feature DirectX 11 support in addition to an increase of VRAM, which is going to blow the current generation of consoles away. I previously didn’t think we’d see a big jump in graphics, but I was definitely wrong.

    CPU - Processing Power

    In terms of CPU, the Xbox One is using feature an 8 core CPU, same as the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4’s 8 core CPU is specifically designed to work with the graphics card, much like the Xbox One's graphics card and CPU are designed to work together in the Windows-based environment the system provides. This reminds me of how the PlayStation 3 components were designed to work together and how it produced better PlayStation 3 exclusive games, so color me excited.

    As for the rest of the specs, both systems are using the same amount of RAM, though the PS4 has the edge due to it using DDR5. Both systems are using Blu-ray drives, as expected. Both systems also included a 500GB hard drive . The PS4's drive can be removed and replaced, while the Xbox is stuck with what it's got. That being said, it does support external drives while PS4 doesn't, so pros and cons both ways here.

    It's clear that there are some differences between the two in terms of power. For example, a lot of Xbox One games have been launching at a lower resolution than PS4. In most cases Xbox will get something under 1080p resolution while PS4 will come forward with a native 1080p resolution and a top notch frame rate. Even with this information in mind though, the differences on multiplatform games hasn't been anything massive in either direction.

    Don't upset Francis:

    PS4 is second to none...
    Original Article by - Blaine Smith
    Article Updated by Bradley Ramsey 8/17/16

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    xbox

    Xbox sucks plus they just put a browser on xbox maybe your internet service suck because my browser works jet fin e

    music

    what about a music player for the ps4. you can only play music on the home screen on the ps3 but on xbox you can play music while you play. ps4 needs to fix that cuz thats dumb

    lol

    I think it's funny so many are so quick to say xbox could listen to any of there own music on any game and playstation only could from out of most games. 1st most developers could have added it in but regardless, with all the computers, laptops, phones, stereos, mp3 players, tablets, walkman, discman, boombox and whatever other multitudes of ways to listen to music I don't understand how on consoles that cost this much theres people who still havent figured out a way to buy an extra listening device if it is an important feature. And don't get me wrong I want it on every system to but I don't care if it's not I just plug my ipod or droidx into my turtle beach head set or turn on the devices next to me, or my comp, or my stereo ect ect ect Oh just make sure the ps4 does what playstation has always done best take care of gamers! and i know u will sony thanks for being there for us over the years!

    100% agree

    I very much agree with you I would love to have that feature cause a lot of sound tracks I dont want to hear It was rumor that MS had a pat on that feature that know how much is that is true because some games on ps3 you can listen to music while playing the game. Kill Zone 2 is one of them

    What to Choose?

    Okay, I am in a pickle here. All of my life, I have been a Nintendo Gamer. I have loved playing their games like Zelda and Mario my whole life. Never have I known about Xbox or Playstation until a couple years ago. I had just gotten a Wii U (NINTENDO FAN) with the hope of multiplats being able to make their way to the system. With the specs of the Wii U and the new Xbox and Playstation making their way; it seems unlikely. So, I am here to say, should I get the Playstation 4 or Xbox 720? I will keep my Wii U so I can play the legendary exclusives to come, but what should I get for the "adrenaline rush" games like Call of Duty and Borderlands. I have never owned either systems and their predecessors. Which will get me the most bang out of my buck, best exclusives, best multiplayer, best WHATEVER! Please, give me evidence and your opinions on what I should own.

    PlayStation has always had

    PlayStation has always had better hardware and games. On top of that you are getting a blu-ray player and free online service. If you could only choose one, i highly recommend PlayStation.

    why SONY is the best.

    look i have owned SONY PlayStation consoles since 1997. they are better, more professional, more top of the line material than microsoft and nintendo. PlayStation 1 and 2 and 3 have never been last place in sales of consoles. Even now PlayStation is still above Xbox for second generation in a row. Better graphics, better games, SONY for life. people say yeah well sony was hacked. and microsoft wasnt? back in christmas of 08 microsoft was actually hacked longer than sony in may. others say well microsoft is ahead in sales. really, with a year headstart, lower price only, unreliability, thats all that helped and still barely ahead? playstation was actually ahead for very few days back before it was hacked by anonymous. if it wasnt for that, sony still be ahead. and currently since winter of 2012-2013 it is offically ahead in sales. xbox constantly redesigned controllers. they sucked. sony has the same format of design since 1994 basically (1997) BECAUSE CONTROLLER IS PERFECT SINCE FIRST TRY.

    Sony love.

    I like you. alot.

    ha

    The ps controllers suck. They are for small dainty hands. The original xbox controllers were too big for younger dainty handed ps players so they decided to change to a s controller. Which has pretty much been the same since that change. I find it to be a much better designed controller personally. As for ps they did change some of the controller just not a lot.

    Party Chat

    If sony does not have something similar I will be forced to go the MS route. I love Demons Souls and Dark Souls and unless they create an in-game chat for Darks Souls 2(Highly doubtful) I will be getting the "New Xbox".

    Souls

    You know, Demon's Souls & Dark Souls are 2 of the best games to come out this gen in my opinion. I believe that SONY will include cross game chat for all games this time around. Although, having in game chat removes from some of the quirkiness (a good type) found in the Souls series. Communicating through gestures is pretty funny sometimes. BTW Dark Souls 2 was said to be released on PS3 & 360, not the next gen.

    Questions

    Why do people say ps3 graphics are better? They are terrible and have too many lines. Uncanny valley is all it is, but i plan on getting a ps3 in the future just to play exclusives or just get a emulator. I have had my 360 for 5 years secondhand with no problems except for laser burn which was my own fault. I only got my 360 for certain games not because its ZE BST CONSOLZ EVA! My ultimate favorite console that i would totally sell my soul for is the PS2 due to the graphics being awesome and flawed like a game should be not realistic. The graphics from COD:BO II and ACIII on PS3 made me flinch. FFXIII and WO3 on 360 is how i envision graphics and movement. I am not a fangirl of either side, only video games. But like other people have said, buy both consoles. Who wants to use internet on PS3 & 360 anyway? Its called a computer!

    About time

    PS4 will beat the 720 and PC will destroy them all.

    PC master race FTW... I

    PC master race FTW... I agree, of the two upcoming consoles the PS4 is gonna take the cake, from those who aren't loyal to either company (coming from an ex Xbox 360 user)

    really?

    please link me to the xbox 720 official article that sais everything about it, from what your saying i can tell your an expert at this stuff.

    really?

    please link me to the xbox 720 official article that sais everything about it, from what your saying i can tell your an expert at this stuff.

    Xbox Live

    Personally I am going to wait instead of arguing. I actually own all three consoles and they all have their merits, but personally I always choose my xbox 360. But buying xbox live is a problem because I dont play enough multiplayer games to make it worth it to buy so I might have to go for the PS4 and buy the new xbox later on. NOTE: Ps3 has more power but I doesn't get used. Xbox uses its potential but all this Kinect/casual gaming is not for me.

    probably PS4?

    Personally I am going to wait instead of arguing. I actually own all three consoles and they all have their merits, but personally I always choose my xbox 360. But buying xbox live is a problem because I dont play enough multiplayer games to make it worth it to buy so I might have to go for the PS4 and buy the new xbox later on. NOTE: Ps3 has more power but I doesn't get used. Xbox uses its potential but all this Kinect/casual gaming is not for me.

    this is a very biased forum

    I own all the systems and even though I agree with the ps3 being a superior system by way of hardware, I play my xbox 360 more. I buy my online games for xbox over playstation and I feel the xbox game play and gui is better and more user friendly. ps3 is beefed up for no reason and the early release of a ps4 is a Just to get your money.i don't deem it next gen worthy yet

    Obviously

    The reason Xbox 720 has been searched more is because the 360 sux and its gamers are dying for a new system. That's all that proves. While ps3 gamers are very content with what they have. Don't cry. Think b4 you buy. ;)

    No were not were just excited

    No were not were just excited for Xbox will look lk more 360 lk actual gaming unlk ps3 look all dull fake n extremely boring maybe the ps4 will be more interesting gaming.

    Sony All Day

    The xbox 720 is going to b ass by the way that the 720 is not going to b able to play preowned game n not going to b able 2 have any access to playing any game without any Ethernet n that's sucks even do I never like it Microsoft I always been into Sony.. n for all the Sony gamers out there the ps4 is going 2 take over the nxt following years.Sony all the way

    Playstation wins everytime over Xbox

    Since playstation 1 came out, i was addicted to it. It always took my free time. I waited untill the xbox 360 came out, and started giving it a better name. I have over 6000 hours on the xbox, and to say, it sucks. I bought microsoft points to buy games, and i can't even buy a single game because its not available in my region. Thus, having 8900 Microsoft Points on my account which i will most probably never use, SUCKs ASS. I asked for a refund to change with someone with an actuall game, they said i should go to a store and buy one myself. Then someone hacked my account, stole my mail, and other things. I now have 100€ worth of points on the xbox, not for use. This pissed me of really bad. And to say, in europe, at some point there are almost rare shops which sell games for the xbox 360. It always made me mad that they have games just for the ps3. So i switched to the ps3. I bought myself the top games. And just with the first gameplay, i have to say its 100% better than the xbox. Online is free, and there is a browser. That's enough to please most of the crowd. Little details are different betwen the consoles. PEOPLE OUT THERE THINKING TO PURCHASE THE PLAYSTATION 3 OVER THE XBOX, DO IT. IT'S INSANELY BETTER.

    PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ive looked at all of these and anybody who thinks the 720 is better is stupid. PS3 is better all the way. 720 is the worst console ever[besides Gamecube]. Microsoft makes some good software but it still sucks.

    lmao

    You are apparently the stupid one comparing a ps3 with a next gen console that is not even out yet.

    the ps4 officially has better

    the ps4 officially has better stats than xbox 720.also xbox's are prone to breaking.one of my friends had an xbox 360 and it broke within a year.i have had a ps2 for 13 years and it has the same stats as it started with,and i realy ragged it.i left it running for 48 hours straight,and hit it hard a ton when i was young.xbox is fragile,expensive,and pointless.it is pointless for microsoft to update the xbox to(all things considered)a gamecube.anyone who prefers the xbox 720 must have no mind,heart,or soul.it is pointless for microsoft to go through with the 720 when they could be working on a hyperfast pc,and then they still have to deal with apple.this is stupidl.

    The 720 has not been official

    The 720 has not been official launched as yet, therefore no-one can say that the PS4 is officially more powerful, you can only speculated based upon rumours. The rumour since early last year was that the 720 will feature TWO GPUs, if that's true then it will be the more powerful console. It's great you had your PS2 for 13 years, my PS2 suffered from the DRE (Disk Read Error) like *many* PS2s, but that's irrelevant. Every console gen is different, it could be the PS4 having hardware problems next-gen, it could be the 720, it could be both or none of then, we just have to wait and see. The rest of your post is just 100% fanboy nonsense :)

    microsoft got smart

    microsoft got smart Last consol launch - they came out early .. what did the ppl get . Mor then 30 percent red rings of death. Defective junk. My friend Ramiro swapped 3 Xboxes in 2 yrs. No WiFi. Hd DVD that didn't even make it ... Ya don't forget the shame and crap Xbox tried to come up with .. to try and compete with just blueray alone.. maybe this time around you Xbox guys don't get a inferior consol my ps3 lasted me 5 yrs and that's cause I'd leave it on playing over 48 hrs and it was the fat original. A good damn consol ! And got my yellow light of death and opened it up restarted the mother board and repasted with thermal paste and BOOM. Works

    Your ps3 gave out, I had the

    Your ps3 gave out, I had the original since day one (in Europe) have left in on for more then a week once (did not know how to save on that game title) and never the yellow dash, it has been what 5-6 blissful years. As for the Xbox I got the ELITE FAULTS FROM DAY 1, cursed german manufactorers and disc drive broke thrice, after warrant got three red rings yesturday as well its been barely 3 years the xbox is like a terminally ill child, the ps3 was more like long distance runner not peticularly flashy, you won't always be watching but they alway do more and finish with a greater axchievement.

    Same old same old

    Yawn, we've all heard those kind of stories before, just as last gen I couldn't get away from Xbox fanboys claiming they or their friend or their brother or their cousin or their cousin's cousin had multiple PS2s with dre problems, and so had to keep buying new consoles, that's why there were so many PS2 sales (BS, but those were the claims). Your post is just like that, only against the Xbox. In the end no-one really cares excepts fanboys to attack other consoles and brag about their own. I've had PS2 then PS3, Xbox then Xbox 360 consoles, and they are all great consoles with pros and cons. But I get sick and tired of childish fanboy claims. I remember all the PS fanboys calling the Xbox a PC-box, or a PC-in-a-box, and similar terms, claiming unified memory was inferior and going on and on about the Emotion Engine and then Cell and how much superior they are to PC CPUs. Now look at the PS4, it's all the things the fanboys were attacking the Xbox for being. I remember all the Xbox fanboys going on about superior power (Xbox vs PS2), the importance of having a hard drive in every console, and how sales didn't matter. That all changed when the 360 was a little less powerful than the PS3, didn't have a hard drive as standard and it's sales were ahead of the PS3, suddenly power and a hard drive wasn't *that* important and sales meant everything. The point I'm making is that fanboys talk BS, where they exaggerate and even lie about the problems of other consoles, they exaggerate the importance of any area that their console is superior, and then do a complete 180 if things change. Imo, thanks to the PS3 and 360 (sorry Nintendo, I'm not a fan) this console gen has been the best yet. I can't wait for PS4 and Xbox 720 (what ever it's called), because I think it's going to be even better for ALL gamers, despite what fanboys on both sides would say.

    All of that I agree with.

    There's SO much lying that goes on with the console wars... which is a pointless concept in it's self. Why does death need to occur to those that enjoy another piece of hardware...? And even if you have 100% proof that one side is completely better in every way, then what? You can't tell someone to enjoy or not enjoy something. And I don't see what sales has to do with anything... All that does is show how many people bought certain hardware. I don't care about how many people bought a certain console - I look at the specs, the failure rate, the user interfaces, the games available, and (if applicable), the backwards compatibility to decide. Just because a majority of people like one thing doesn't say anything about how you or I as an individual will enjoy it. And also, I feel that Nintendo is slipping away... Their hardware wasn't that great on the Wii, and it's only gotten worse on the Wii U (for the generation's standards, anyways).

    Even if it was true

    Even if it was true about the PS2 only selling so much because of DRE (disc read error. People loved it so much that they would go and get another PS2. Where as with this generation they don't even bother with going through another red ring of death. That argument is so stupid, cause they are just stopped selling PS2 in some places like back in late 2012. Might still be selling in North America.

    Many gamers have bought another 360 after a RROD.

    Although it may be for some, for most gamers it's not about 'love' for the console, it's about what's the best option for them as gamers. Gaming is not just about hardware it's about the games, where for most gamers there comes a time when they've spent more on games than on the hardware itself. So if a console dies and it's not covered by a warranty, either you buy the same console to play all your favourite games, or you start again with a new console and buy the games for that console. Most gamers prefer the former option (buy the same console) for many reasons, whether they 'love' the console or not. The DRE problem on the PS2 was not covered by the warranty, so if it happened, gamers had to buy a new PS2 if they wanted to play their PS2 games. The 360's problem were seriously enough for MS to extend the warranty to 3 years, so only if the 360 had a RROD after 3 years would they need to buy a new 360, and many gamers have (as reported on countless websites, magazines, forums etc throughout this generation). So your claim that no-one bought another 360 after a RROD is wrong.

    Nonsense :)

    The 720 has not been official launched as yet, therefore no-one can say that the PS4 is officially more powerful, you can only speculated based upon rumours. The rumour since early last year was that the 720 will feature TWO GPUs, if that's true then it will be the more powerful console. It's great you had your PS2 for 13 years, my PS2 suffered from the DRE (Disk Read Error) like *many* PS2s, but that's irrelevant. Every console gen is different, it could be the PS4 having hardware problems next-gen, it could be the 720, it could be both or none of then, we just have to wait and see. The rest of your post is just 100% fanboy nonsense :)

    Not True

    The ps4 has potential. It doesn't mean it will be better. 720 could tower over the ps4 or it could be the other way around their is no way to know you can look at the specs but micro soft could change it. And also mircro soft is software so the battle with apple isn't a big deal and most people own pcs not macd so micro soft has nothing to worry about.

    Not everybody wants to play video games on PC

    A Smart games console sat under my t.v ....MMMmmmm perfect! Forfet a big noisy chunky PC that needs constantly updating to keep ahead of todays games consoles. Costing stupid amounts or money.

    mmmmm pc

    MMMMMMMmmmmm my pc can outrun your console that hasn't even come out yet and its a few years old. MMMmmmm my pc can play games at a better resolution and won't have washed out pixelated graphics and low choppy fps. Mmmmmm my pc can do tons of other things that your game console can't. Lol people that talk junk about pcs when it comes to gaming have really no clue about gaming whatsoever. I can modify my pc and I don't get banned. My pc boots up in less then 20 seconds. I can play games at ultra settings and if something on it breaks I don't have to buy a whole new one or mail it off to have it fixed I just replace it.(Not counting the parts that have lifetime warranties like xfx gpus). On top of that games like fps's play a lot better on the keyboard and mouse.

    A singular console

    People always complain about xbox this or ps that, here's my take. I grew up on the PS line switched from ps2 to xbox 360, both companies have great systems, each with its own problems, I like to play games alot and when a game comes out and I can't play because its on a different console I get pissed. Why can't they just team up an bring their best into a single console, that way everybodys happy. No difficult choises, we all profit. Let it play games on disc,digital,card ect Let it play movies,music. Text,chat,skype,whatever. Let it be created with only the best parts money can buy, cause eventually its all going to be digital. A solar flare, a pissed off hacker, then we'd all be screwed.

    A singular console,works

    I'm the same way, there'd be problems with only one console, but in the long run sure.

    'EPIC'

    IF YOU HAD ONE COBNSOLE THEIR WOULD BE NO COMPETITION, there would be an immediate monolpoly and what we as consumers say would then have little impact because at the end of the day we'll get the console at least this way all 3 companies yes I'll include the true winner of the console war the Nitendo WII for reasons unknown. With competition their is a competition on pricing, quality, marketing, excessibility, application if not for Sonys opposition would the PS4 have had to become so 'EPIC'.

    Rebuttal

    That's not true. That's like saying some Bluray players should only play certain bluray discs. No, it's the games themselves that make these individual companies their fortunes, not the consoles. Sometimes having to buy a different console is what hurts them. Just ask Atari and Sega.

    The companies compete over hardware.

    Sony and Microsoft are in heated competition with their hardware, and it's been a very close race, and it's looking to stay a close race. But, look at the Wii U. It isn't even CLOSE to the power of the PS4. I have a feeling Nintendo could fall out of the console lineup if they don't improve their hardware in the next generation or two. If there isn't competition, there isn't exactly a standard - just trying to outdo yourself, without any gauge on progress. When you have competition, you have a real challenge. Competition is the source of how just about everything got done - prime example being the space race. How long would it have took for one of the nations to gain dominance in space technology if either the US or Russia hadn't even made any attempts? No one knows, but there likely wouldn't have been as much drive.

    The PS4 is a waste of time

    The PS4 is a waste of time and money, I mean cool you got better hardware and all that bs but if it doesn't have backwards compatibility then why bother. I have like 30 some odd on disc games. Why shouldn't I be able to play those on the PS4 as well. But hey, I'm not surprised, ever since the PS3 and 360 came out gaming has gone down the drain, along with my money apparently

    Ps3 uses a cell procceser you

    Ps3 uses a cell procceser you would need one in the ps4 for it to play ps3 games. That would make the console very expensive.

    OS VS CPU

    the os will support the older ps3 format and will run on the new processor hardware will not be an issue. sony is not making that mistake twice. and they have incorporated a newer 6x bd-rom

    Why do you want a PS4 for PS3 games...?

    I mean, the whole purpose of new hardware is bigger and more spectacular new games... But you just want to play the old stuff...? If you're that concerned about not being able to play old games, don't buy the new hardware. Even then, there's supposed to be a stream service for old PS games, and likely along with that you'd be able to transfer your save files via PSN.

    Or how about...

    Buy the new hardware, play the new games whilst keeping the old hardware to play the old games. i still have all three playstations hooked up for this exact purpose.

    Some people want or need to trade.

    Some people want to sell their old console to soften the price of the new one that's replacing it. And some people's consoles (like me) are dead or dying - mine is dead currently, which I can fix myself - which I've done 3 times already. If I want to fix the thing and make it last, it'll be $70-100 for a new motherboard, and likely $50+ to buy a bigger hard drive, which I need in order to keep updating GT5 and Borderlands 2, let alone other games and DLC. But I think the PS4 is worth getting with or with out BC - I mean, the purpose is to play new, bigger, and better games on it, isn't it? And haven't we seen massive graphical and social improvements just from the demos...? As soon as a new Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet, DiRT, Borderlands, Motorstorm, Uncharted and/or similar replacements for these games come out for the new hardware, I really don't think I'll need backwards compatibility. There aren't many games on PS3 that I'm into that are worth keeping for the story. Though, the I'd like to still be able to play the old Uncharted and InFamous games. Anything on PS2 I can just come by a new PS2, since that's going for about $30-50 a pop now. And, it's been said that old games will be able to be streamed onto the new hardware, likely through a PSN scan. Long story short: I don't understand all of the butt-hurt over the backwards compatibility.

    Why do people HATE Sony?

    Is Sony a baby killer?... i dont get it! insted of somebody saying, 'i prefer Xbox', what they say insted is 'i HATE playstation!'... Why? Its a games consol! That is all. Sony does NOT support terrorism! Im a little sick to death of the hate. When I bought my PS3 I was almost convinced it wasnt going to work because of all ghe bad and negative things said about PS3. Guess what?.. I found absolutely nothing wrong with it! As little as a month had past, i decided to trade in my XBOX360. purely because of the attitude of the fan boys. YOU DID THIS!!!

    there crackbabys they hate

    there crackbabys they hate the tru fact that sony is better and the ps4 is killing now and its not even out yet...

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