Microsoft responds to Edge piece citing PS4 is “50% faster” than Xbox One
Authored by Williams Pelegrin
Earlier today, Edge published a report that stated that the PlayStation 4 is more powerful than the Xbox One in terms of component performance. Some sources even went so far as to say that, in order to make Microsoft happy, developers would purposely lower the quality of a PS4 title to make it perform identically to the Xbox One version.
In a statement sent to Kotaku, Microsoft responded to the report, basically saying to look at the sum of the Xbox One’s parts instead of looking at individual components:
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.
The P.E. Perspective: It’s Microsoft’s way of saying that specs don’t matter, and I agree. Numbers should not weigh as heavily, but for some people, that’s all they care about.