Originally Posted by freemeat
Clearly many of us do care about specs. There wouldn't be a point to the $10 upgrade to next gen program if nobody cared about specs and graphics/audio upgrades.
Yeah, but isn't it basically asked and answered by now? If raw unadulterated specs are your particular metric, then a clear case has already been made for PS4 for you. It discounts the rest of the unknowns about the architecture and whether those differences will actually bear fruit in any meaningful way, considering they didn't really this generation... but you have your answer. Anything beyond that is just beating a dead horse. They're both capable systems that will each have their own advantages, and will likely only vary in the services provided. Past that, these spec analyses are just for bragging rights... not serving the people who are actually designing games for these consoles. And ultimately, they tell you nothing about which system will have the better EXPERIENCE for each individual.
All it results in is people making claims like, "Well, one will be easier to develop for than the other" when the truth is that neither system in this new generation is doing anything remarkably foreign to any devs who have worked on current generation games, so they're ALL easier to develop for than current gen. For every "they have more CUs!" there's a "DirectX is more robust than OpenGL!". And the end result is that the same people who have already made up their minds have still already made up their minds. And ultimately, the developers will just code around these differences and present something very similar on both systems, save for the exclusives where they're coding for a particular platform and can get more directed optimization. My point is... It's not a pissing contest. And if you keep making it one, you're kinda' missing out on the point... which is THE GAMES. And I don't know if anyone has noticed, but there are gonna be some pretty badass games coming out regardless of which platform you choose.
Yes, even you, WiiU users... bless your hearts.