Wow, here we go with the FUD again...and yes, posting FUD you heard somewhere else as "information", is the definition of "spreading" FUD. Let's put this all to rest--the PS4 is technically better spec'd. 3rd party games might look or run better than the XB1 versions, or they might look or run worse...it's up to the devs. Thus, it's a game by game thing. The good news is, if specs are THE deciding factor for you, you can have the better spec'd console for $100 less--the "EVEN BETTER" news is, you're not locked out of buying the so called lesser spec'd console also. Now tell me, if you are likely to end up buying both consoles...what does arguing specs accomplish??? Are people hoping that--somehow--by crowning the PS4, that the XB1 will lose all of it's exclusives and you'll be able to play them on the PS4??? Is that why people champion their favorite consoles so much? Without exclusives, what would be the point in making a high-end console? And if the other guy stops making consoles...good or bad?
All of this back and forth about specs makes me wonder if that's why video games aren't as fun as they used to be IMHO. We all like to be floored by graphics, effects, and sound--but are we having as much fun?
I remember back when the 360 was announced, and they had trailers of Mass Effect...jaw=dropped. I knew I was going to get the 360 for that game alone. I played it, I beat it, it was a good looking game...it wasn't much fun though. Got the 2nd one--I played it, I beat it, it too was a good looking game...it wasn't much fun though. 3rd one comes out and I don't even bother buying it.
Uncharted...wow that looks gorgeous! I played it, I beat it...wasn't much fun. Uncharted 2--played it, beat it...fun? not really. 3rd Uncharted? Not interested.
All of the 1st person shooter type games--I try a few out, and then get bored. That first Halo game for the 360 (Halo 3 I think?)--Towards the end, I just started running/jumping through to the checkpoints, without fighting the whatever-they-were, because I just wanted to end it--enough already.
Some of the best reviewed games, like "The Last of Us"--it looks great, might even be a great story experience--but that game does NOT look fun to play AT ALL...so I decided to pass on that one.
Don't get wrong...some of those games might be considered "good" games because of the eye and ear candy, multiplayer, story, as well as the challenge--but if I beat them, it's mostly because I paid $60, not because I was having a lot of fun.
The games that I thought were "fun" for the current generation were games like:
Heavenly Sword--using the 6-axis control to guide arrows and whatnot, and button mashing not knowing what in the heck I was doing, but killing dozens and dozens of enemies...it was fun.
Assassin's Creed--not so much for the way it was supposed to be played, but because of the things I could do just for fun....trying to escape by running up and over buildings, and piling up bodies in the middle of the street and stealthily killing the people that stopped to gawk at the dead bodies lol...it was fun.
The Force Unleashed--let's face it, force gripping storm troopers and slinging them all over the place?...that was rather enjoyable.
Racing games in general are fun because I like to see where I can drive off track... or crazy tracks like Track Mania--but I think that's just on PC?
I see some potential in the XB1--there might be some fun to be had there...some cool experiences. It's not because of my faith in the "ESRAM" or "DDR3" or "GPU/CPU cores" or whatever else being able to compete with the PS4's specs. When the PS4 gives me that fun/gimmicky/cool impression, I'll grab one--but for now, it just gives me the "more powerful than the PS3" impression.