Originally Posted by akaTRAP
I still think it's a bit weird that, knowing what their competition is bringing to the table, they didn't go into greater detail. It's almost like they said "We also have 8GB of RAM
" so the casuals will go "zomg it has as much RAM as the PS4 and is just as powerful!!!!!" while us nerds are going, "they have GDDR5, what do you have?" Which makes me think they didn't build a console that's as powerful than the PS4, instead going for something a bit less powerful to be more mainstream
I think that's Microsoft focus, being more mainstream. They probably want Xbox ONE to replace your tv receiver, tv top box, your Blu Ray player, subscription channels, console, etc etc etc. That you go through them for all your entertainment needs, and they are making sure they're providing as many entertainment ways as they could cram into Xbox ONE. PS4 is way more powerful, at least going by specs, but until we see the actual speeds of those components, PS4 wins hands down.
But Kinect 2.0 intrigues me: this time is an essential part of Xbox ONE
, not a curious afterthought like the first Kinect was, and it's beefied up to the max with all kinds of sensors and the software seems capable of quite a bit of measurements(expressions, blood flow, muscle tension, heart rate, etc). Microsoft also have that Illumiroom thing going on, and I wouldn't discard they're developing some sort of VR like the Oculus Rift...maybe they're even working with Oculus devs.
I would say that going by the specs provided by both Sony and Microsoft(they haven't disclosed the actual specs/speeds), PS4 seems more powerful, but Xbox ONE functionality seems more promising. Nevermind, come E3, you cracker, we want MOAR GAMES!!!