Ironically whats more important is you can get 15% off and play 5 days early with ea access on xbox one.
How is that ironic?
Cause being cheaper and playing it early aren't as important as a slight differene in pixel count. Kinda sad these days cnsidering noone seemed to care when PS2 was 45% weaker than Xbox. All of a sudden its now iportant to certain people that didnt used to care. Strange hey?
Have you been living under a rock all these years? It has always been important. People have always boasted about the visual superiority of their hardware, the technical aspects of their games compared to others etc. Even during the 16bits era, People argued over the differences between the SNES and Genesis. Better colors and sound versus faster processing power (that fabled blast prossesing!!). And even before that, people were arguing that their console was the best for X or Y reasons while the PC crowd were saying the Commodore 64 was the shit and had the definitive version of Maniac Mansion, etc... The topic isn't "all of a sudden" poping up. It has always been a hot topic, and will most likely always be.
your right some sad people have always argued about negligable differences. Ps2 was my console of choice in that gen because its games were great. It didn't matter that resi 4 had less detail etc. I still enjoyed it. It didn't matter That metal gear solid on xbox looked better. Etc etc. I owned an xbox because I got into halo. And while yes nothing on ps2 technically compared to it, it didn't remotely stop me loving the games. I didn't buy a gamecube cause resi 4 looked better graphically on it. I got one because of its exclusive games.
so I think its highly ironic some of the people going on and on about 40% console difference this gen being uber important to them, were likely ones enjoying 45% less power on their ps2s.
What does this show? The power talk is for internet fanboys and nothing more. Ps2 did just fine even its visuals were still beautiful by gens end. Same will happen with xbox one.
my point stands. Paying less and playing early is far more impressive than a few extra pixels.