Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:34 AM
as far as the specs go I feel that the new 360 is trying to become the center of your entertainment system with the extra ram having it being able to have a lot of different apps running. Also with the rumor that new kinect will be packaged with it hints at this as well. On top of all this they seem to be saving some money on the processing power so it can add kinect in and have it priced the same as the new play station. I am not too happy with microsoft going this route since I buy my gaming system for one reason, gaming not to use a bunch of apps on it. Play station on the other the hand seems to have beefer specs making the console alone more money, but trying to make it purely strong gaming console, which is what a next gen console should be IMO.
The thing about these specs though is that it would lead you to believe that maybe games will seem inferior on one cosole to another, but that just doesnt seem to be the case to me. Hardware is indeed very important, but maxiimazing the hardware is the biggest task. For example you can play skyrim on an orginal release xbox and it would look just as stunning as it does on a brand new 360. This has nothing to do with the hardware, but that as the years go on game developers learn how to get the most out of these machines, and this is something that normally takes a few years. Of course the ceilings will be higher with better specs, but gaming software is just as important if not more important to get the best out of game.
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