Edit: People aren't seeming to understand what I mean! If a game can hit 1080p, then don't downgrade it! But if your sacrificing other key visual elements in order for it to hit 1080p, I don't think its worth it
So recently, we've seen games come out on both systems. Xbox 900p, PS4 1080p. Whenever I go to the Digital Foundry comments section, its full of trolls saying things like "lunchbox720" or "Crapboxdone" or this was the stupidest and the worst "NoHDCableBox". But really the difference betweem 900p and 1080p is not that noticable. But the fanboy's will come and say; OHH, OHH 1080p HAS 40% MORE PIXELS, 40% MORE PIXELS!!!!!!!! Now I don't know about the average gamer, but I game on a 50 inch flatscreen (1080p TV) and I sit around 10-15 feet from the TV. The difference is unnoticable. But people could still argue its nice to have that extra resolution bump, and I won't disagree with them. But when you start sacrificing things like AF or push for a lower frame rate, then things start to get a bit ugly. I've seen games running at 900p on the XB1 and 1080p on the PS4 and the frame rate in MOST cases is better on XB1. But PS4 is 1080p, so that kinda makes sense, right? No, since the PS4 is more powerful, it shouldn't have problems like these. But then people can come with MORE excuses like; oh Micro$oft just pays off developers to make games run better on their system EXPOSED, or; oh developers favor XB1 to PS4 and try harder to make the same experience EXPOSED!!! No, its not true. The real world difference between PS4 and XB1 in terms of power is little. I remember during the 7th gen, people would argue which console was better. For example, sony had the cell proccessor. While Microsoft's console was easier to program for and had a better GPU. But also the PS3 Cell CPU could offload tasks from the GPU and thus make up the difference. Everyone had a fair argument, but now its turned into blatant trolling! Anyway back to my topic. Sony should accept that its console (neither is Microsoft's) powerful enough to run every game thrown at it at 1080p. Many should, but like I said having to sacrifice certain effects or frame rate just doesn't seem right, and also seems unnecessary.