Microsoft: PS4 is Not 30% More Powerful than Xbox One
With the launch dates of Sony and Microsoft’s next generation consoles inching near, saying the two sides are entering full-bore marketing blast mode would be a gross understatement. And with new hardware comes debates over which system offers the best performance.
As reported by VideoGamer, Microsoft’s director of product planning, Albert Penello, says allegations of a 30 percent advantage for the PlayStation 4 are missing the bigger picture.
“I’m not dismissing raw performance. I’m stating-as I have stated from the beginning-that the performance delta between the two platforms is not as great as the raw numbers lead the average consumer to believe,” wrote Penello in a NeoGAF post. “There are things about our system architecture not fully understood, and there are things about theirs as well, that bring the two systems into balance.”
Penello’s comments were in response to concerns over the internal components of the Xbox One. The alleged performance advantage is mostly attributed to the advanced GPU and RAM found in the PS4. Penello cited the experience of Microsoft programmers in explaining how the Xbox One will succeed, despite the numbers.
Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb agreed with Penello’s points in a later Reddit post. “We have some of [the] smartest programmers in the world working on Xbox One,” said Hryb. “I am very much looking forward to the next few months (and beyond) as the truth comes out.”
The Xbox One launches on November 22, while the PS4 launches on November 15.