Microsoft: PS4 and XBone Hardware Comparisons are “Meaningless”
Comparisons between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are inevitable, as would-be customers want to know which of the consoles offers them the best bang for their buck. Naturally, both companies are doing their best to push out their hardware as the superior console.
With both consoles going neck and neck against each other, Xbox product planning boss Albert Penello believes that comparisons Sony has made up to showcase its superiority are “meaningless.”
“The problem is that Sony decided to go out and publish a bunch of numbers, which are in some ways meaningless,” said Penello in a recent interview with OXM. “Because this isn’t like 1990, when it was 16-bit versus 32-bit.”
Microsoft has been through this scenario before, when the PlayStation 3 was touted as the technologically superior device to the Xbox 360.
“For me, I’d rather not even have the conversation, because it’s not going to matter,” Penello continued. “The box is going to be awesome. The games are going to be awesome. I heard this exact same argument last generation and it’s a pointless argument, because people are debating things which they don’t know about. They’re not [head silicon engineer] Nick Baker or [corporate vice president of IEB hardware Todd Holmdahl], and I’m not [lead PS4 architect] Mark Cerny, so why are we having this discussion?”
All of his sentiment means little when his cohorts at Microsoft have a tendency to brag about the ‘power of the Cloud’ when comparisons are made between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.