Originally Posted by benjamin-benjami
great post, but for some reason people get really upset if you say MS had different priorities than just raw gaming (even though MS themselves say it, the hardware says it, etc..) Most of us were huge 360 guys that love gaming and that is why we went with ps4 as the "multi-platform" console and xb1 as the console just to play exclusives on (last gen was the opposite), so it is funny to hear people say how "everyone" wants MS to fail, etc..
It isn't like the Xbox One isn't a powerful system in its own right. It all relative. Just as you compare a PS4 to a higher spec'd PC, the PC is going to put out better visuals and better framerates for the same game. The PC however doesn't have the gimmicky flashing red/orange controller of the dualshock 4
I just think people are setting themselves up for disappointment if they expect parity on the graphical end for every game, just as a Wii U owner probably doesn't expect to have Xbone Graphics on their system and that system has some nice looking games as well. Thank baby Jesus Nintendo finally went HD.
PS4 - $400.. all of it goes towards the hardware and fairly standard controller
Xbone $500.. costs are spit towards hardware and the external hardware of Kinect and software related, skype, snap, all of that extra non-gaming stuff. Oh and of course the fairly standard controller
Wii U $300? (don't know price, packaged with game I think) - hardware and expensive controller.
We can only guess what the Wii U and Xbox One would be without their big differentiating devices, but both would probably below $400, Wii U far below the Xbox One price.
Do people get bent out of shape on the display forums while discussing different spec of Plasma's? Or do they all have to agree that all plasma's have the same black levels, same sound quality, same color saturation? It would kind of make the forum pointless if we couldn't talk about the pro's and con's of displays, speakers, receivers, consoles, games, etc.Edited by freemeat - 1/30/14 at 10:12am