The battle between Xbox and PlayStation has always been full of passion – that of the respective console’s enthusiastic fans – and it continues to rage with the launch of the latest versions: Xbox One and PS4. Naturally, we can expect the respective sides to highlight each console’s advantages and to downplay the downsides.
And, just as naturally, people who work for Microsoft and Sony are quick to defend their product. Take Alan Bowman, Australasian vice president of retail sales and marketing of Microsoft, who has been quoted over and over again for stating that the spec difference between Xbox One and PS4 is “fairly marginal”.
And, speaking of games, Bowman was basically emphasizing that the success of gaming consoles will largely depend on the games – and not the spec difference between the two. I suppose that we can argue over and over again as to which console is superior technology, but as much of a PlayStation fan as I am, I think I’ll have to agree with Bowman about the games in this case.
For a deeper analysis of the spec difference between Xbox One and PS4, here’s a video by IGN.