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Source: Gamespot.com

 

MICROSOFT ON XBOX ONE - "IT'S ABOUT GAMES, NOT GIGAFLOPS".

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Corporate vice president Phil Harrison downplays competition over specs, says "clearly Xbox One has the best games" compared to PlayStation 4.

 

For Microsoft and the Xbox One, it's all about games. That's according to corporate vice president Phil Harrison, who told Edge that he's not interested in comparing specifications against the PlayStation 4 because it's the games that will win consumers over in the end.

 

"Every platform I've ever been involved in somebody has said 'oh, this has got more gigaflops or more teraflops than the other one,' and at the end of the day it never really matters," Harrison said. "It's all about having the best games and having the most impressive experiences, and clearly Xbox One has the best games."

The Xbox One's launch lineup includes 23 games and was previously described by Harrison as the best in the history of consoles. By comparison, Sony has said it will have 33 titles available on PS4 by December 31.

Harrison's comments came in response to a question regarding a report from last month that claimed the PS4 is "noticeably faster" than the Xbox One. He said this report doesn't tell the whole story.

"In the run up to launch of a console you're going to get a slightly nuanced answer because the operating system's not finished, the performance of the machine's not locked, and as you may be aware we can increase CPU and GPU capability on Xbox One," Harrison said. "So I think it's impossible to draw any conclusions from that based on pre-launch unfinished hardware and unfinished operating systems."

Microsoft announced in August that it had increased the Xbox One GPU speed by 53MHz since the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

The Xbox One launches on November 22 for $500, while the PS4 arrives a week earlier in North America on November 15 for $400.



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But gigaflops are also important! What would you do without them!

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Yes, it's true, which is why the WiiU is a nextgen console, no matter whatever anyone would say. And the PS4 has my support because i have seen Sony support their consoles for a long time.

Microsoft just loses interest in their console after 4 or 5 years and doesn't release games for it anymore. Look at the original Xbox and the 360, very little games from Microsoft after 2010. While the PS3 is getting new games every month.

So in conclusion, i'd rather have the Gigaflops AND the games.



Which is why some Xbox reps were up at neogaf trying to say how (inaccurately) powerful the Xbox One was, and that is was close to the PS4, if not better. It was a sight to see the other day, now it doesn't matter. k.



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Somini said:

Microsoft just loses interest in their console after 4 or 5 years and doesn't release games for it anymore. Look at the original Xbox and the 360, very little games from Microsoft after 2010. While the PS3 is getting new games every month.


So far there's two Xbox 360 exclusive games announced for 2014, while there's only one for Ps3. Who's losing interest in which console? Huh? Who's losing it? ô.ô



Beat the horse till it's dead. First it was, Xbone to PS4 power difference marginal at best, maybe Xbone even better, can't wait for the truth to come out. Now it will be the other way around. Make up your mind.

This time at least what they say is true, games are more important than pure performance.

So it is happening...PS4 preorder.

Greatness Awaits!

How many statements did we already have saying the same thing

Wright said:
Somini said:

Microsoft just loses interest in their console after 4 or 5 years and doesn't release games for it anymore. Look at the original Xbox and the 360, very little games from Microsoft after 2010. While the PS3 is getting new games every month.


So far there's two Xbox 360 exclusive games announced for 2014, while there's only one for Ps3. Who's losing interest in which console? Huh? Who's losing it? ô.ô


Sony is still heavily supporting the PS3. So starting soon you'll see a lot more games for the PS4. If these consoles were an annual thing, like the iPhone or something, then you'd be right. But i want good support for the PS4 in the future as well. Something you won't see happening with Microsoft's console offerings.



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Wright said:
Somini said:

Microsoft just loses interest in their console after 4 or 5 years and doesn't release games for it anymore. Look at the original Xbox and the 360, very little games from Microsoft after 2010. While the PS3 is getting new games every month.


So far there's two Xbox 360 exclusive games announced for 2014, while there's only one for Ps3. Who's losing interest in which console? Huh? Who's losing it? ô.ô


You do know, that just saying announced for 2014, while ignoring that he said after 2010, and that they had one of the strongest exclusive years with Beyond: Two Souls and GT5 still to come is stupid? Unless you were being sarcastic (likely) then forget it.