Xbox One Will Remain Behind PS4?

January 27, 2014 by Staff - 1 Comment


There has already been a lot of controversy about the Xbox One, with the latest source being the lower framerate for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Today those controversy levels are set to get higher with well-known industry insider Ashan Rasheed of NeoGAF/Twitter fame claiming that the gap between the PS4 and the Xbox One will exist for the entirety of the generation. This gap won’t be a “small trivial margin” he said, but will “show up distinctly in exclusives.”

He believes that while the Xbox One’s weaker hardware will be improved, so will the PS4’s. In fact, he claims that although the Xbox One still has a great deal of potential graphical power that developers have been denied access to, it won’t be enough for the console to catch up.

Although Rasheed is not an authority, many of his past predictions have come true. If he is right this time, the Xbox One could be in trouble.

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Tomb Raider Framerates – PS4 60fps, Xbox One 30fps

January 23, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


In 2013, a new Tomb Raider title was released for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The “Definitive Edition” will be released this year for the PS4 and Xbox One and will contain all of the DLC of the “old-gen release” while also improving the graphics for the new consoles. As its release day approaches, new details are coming to light.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will run at a resolution of 1080p on both consoles. The PS4 version will run at 60 fps for the majority of gameplay, although it occasionally dips lower, and the Xbox One version will run at 30 fps for the majority of gameplay, although in simple environments, it can reach up to 45 fps.

1080p resolution on both consoles is excellent news, but if the Xbox One version of the game can’t reach as high a framerate as the PS4 version can, it may turn some players away. Some Xbox One fans have said that this early in the consoles’ life cycles, there should not be such a huge gap between their performances, particularly when the game in question was already released for the previous generation of consoles. At least one person expressed the opinion that 30 fps is a “deal breaker.” Others feel the best option would be to allow players to lower the resolution in exchange for a higher framerate, but not everyone agrees.

This news has also reinvigorated the controversy surrounding Microsoft’s strategy with the Xbox One, as some people feel Microsoft sacrificed the system’s power without providing enough benefits to make up for it. One player connected it back to Microsoft’s focus on all-around entertainment instead of strict gaming:

At the end of the day Sony built a system almost single-tasked for gaming. Microsoft built an ‘all-in-one’ device for gaming, TV, media, sports, etc.

And so, long after it seemed Microsoft had redeemed the Xbox One, the old arguments are returning. So far, the Xbox One has been extremely successful, but could revelations like this change gamers’ minds?


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Wedbush: 1.25 million PS4s sold in US versus 750K Xbox Ones

December 9, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Wedbush Securities has published a preview of its software sales figure estimates for November 2013 (the launch month of both the PS4 and the Xbox One) and thinks that Sony will have sold around 1.25 million Playstation 4 consoles in the United States versus the 750,000 Xbox One consoles it believes Microsoft has managed to sell.

As we recently reported, the Playstation 4 broke through the magical two million sales number, on a world-wide basis, by December 1. Meanwhile more than one million Xbox One consoles are confirmed to have been sold upon its launch.

At least in terms of the United States, the 1.25 million versus 750K figures for the PS4 and Xbox One respectively represent a pretty massive gap of 500,000 consoles, or about two thirds of the total number of Xbox One consoles sold in the United States overall.

If Microsoft can’t close that gap, then it might blow out as we progress further into the next generation. That said, it is VERY early to making such calls.

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Game launch lineups: Xbox 360 versus Xbox One

November 18, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


We know what the Xbox One games launch lineup looks like, but can you remember what the lineup for its predecessor, the Xbox 360, looked like? If not, we don’t blame you given that the console launched way back on November 22 2005!

Anyway here’s the Xbox 360 games launch lineup from 2005 (yup, eight years ago). There’s more than a few classics in there including Call of Duty 2, Gun, Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing… What were your favorite Xbox 360 launch games and how do you think it compares to the Xbox One list. Which lineup would have you more excited?

  1. Amped 3
  2. Call of Duty 2
  3. Condemned: Criminal Origins
  4. FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
  5. Gun
  6. Kameo: Elements of Power
  7. Madden NFL 06
  8. NBA 2K6
  9. NBA Live 06
  10. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  11. NHL 2K6
  12. Perfect Dark Zero
  13. Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  14. Project Gotham Racing 3
  15. Quake 4
  16. Ridge Racer 6
  17. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
  18. Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland
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