Originally Posted by coyote_5
Originally Posted by spyder696969
I'm really confused as to why some are getting the One over the PS4. Even if we ignore the DRM/online issues, it still doesn't make sense to me to pay $100 more for a severely gimped console. The PS4 uses GDDR5, while the One uses 3. Also, the One is said to always have at least 2 CPU cores and 3GB of memory "put away" for their media junk. Worst of all, the GPU of the One is equivalent to ancient $40 7760 video card, while the PS4 is somewhere between a 7850 and a 7970, which would cost around $200. It just doesn't make sense to me. Anyone care to explain why they'd pay 20% more for 50% less?
In the end my decision will be made based on where most of my friends list is going. MP gaming is core for me so I won't sacrifice playing with those I want to play with in order to get that last bit of performance. And let's keep in mind that there have been no benchmarking of the consoles to establish the PS4 is going to offer 50% better performance, real world.
PS3 was supposed to be some massively awesome hardware that was faaaar better than 360...games look pretty much the same as the 360 in the end. So yea you got to see real world use. And I would doubt that multiplat games will look any different or actually use anything extra that is available. Only thing PS4 potentially has going for it with better specs is exclusives.
An argument for the xbone is that its native Microsoft which developers are used to plus standard PC hardware. PS4 has standard hardware but a new OS. Sony's stop into oddball processors set them back a bit I think. So PS4 is all new and not just a stepped up PS3 that devs are now finally used to. Probably won't matter on any of it in the long run though. All the games are going to look about the same for both consoles just like they do now.
If I were to buy a next gen console its definitely going to be based on friends list. If enough people were on PS4 and I decided to buy a console I'd probably steer that way. Aside from improved graphics there is zero need to replace current gen media centers ie consoles. I see my money better spent on PC hardware but I tend to cycle back and forth from console to PC anyway. Plus I've bought more than one of each PS3 and Xbox and am sick of spending money on consoles. Seriously, why can't our hardware last? My PS1 & PS2 can still be plugged in and used to this day. How old are they?
Maybe that is the bad taste in my mouth and why I don't care about consoles. I've had to buy more than one of both the PS3 and 360 because of shyt hardware. Its not been years outside of memory. No it was last year or mayb late the year before so its still really fresh that I dropped $800. Just bought a surround sound headset...got to buy a new one if I get any new console. PS has free online...nope paid now. So just not any compelling force for either console in my mind.