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Xbox One vs. PS4 power conversation continues

by William Schwartz

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An anonymous developer recently took to the internet to claim that the PS4 was fifty percent more powerful than the Xbox One. The report at Edge Online said that not only was the PlayStation 4 more powerful, but that games on the PlayStation 4 could suffer because of the Xbox One’s lack of power.

Xbox One architecture is much more complex than what any single figure can convey

It’s a conversation that’s been spilling into numerous nooks and crannies of the web, being had by various industry participants. There’s one side of the coin, like the developer who spoke with Edge Magazine, who says that the PS4 is vastly more powerful than the Xbox One.

And on the other side, Microsoft is vehemently denying these claims. They’ve once again come out to respond to these power allegations made in Friday’s article.

In a statement sent to Kotaku, Microsoft responds to claims that the PS4 is 50% more powerful than the Xbox One.

“Ten years ago, you could argue that a console’s power was summed up in terms of a few of its specs, but Xbox One is designed as a powerful machine to deliver the best blockbuster games today and for the next decade.

Xbox One architecture is much more complex than what any single figure can convey. It was designed with balanced performance in mind, and we think the games we continue to show running on near-final hardware demonstrate that performance. In the end, we’ll let the consoles and their games speak for themselves.”

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