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Your comment too should have a preview feature. I tried to submit the post again and it did not work. As it is, it is difficult for anyone to read it. I will resubmit chapter by chapter.
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Sony is clearly in the lead and for good reason. The fact that the PS4 graphics performance is 50% more powerful than the Xbox is a major accomplishment. Graphics is at the heart of any next generation console, and the PS4 smokes the Xbox One. The architectures may be similar but the specs are day and night, and specs matters to gamers. Here are the facts that many gamers have settled on: ----- Playstation 4 ----- System Memory: 8GB GDDR5 Memory @ 5500MHz System Memory Bandwidth: 176.0 GB/s ----- Xbox One ----- System Memory: 8GB DDR3 Memory @ 2133MHz System Memory Bandwidth: 68.3 GB/s The design of the PlayStation 4 looks modern going into 2014. The Xbox One looks like an old VCR player from 1980. You cannot put the Xbox One on its side, it needs to lay flat in your living room, and it is so BIG! The design of the Xbox One shows no creativity! Young people like things that are cool and there is no cool factor in Xbox One. And a lot of wives will not allow a big box like the Xbox One in the living room! When they go to the stores and see the PS4 next to the Xbox One, which console do you think they would approve as a center piece in their home? People are not dumb, they are intelligent, and when you betray a person's trust it is very had to regain it. A neighbors son stayed at our home last Friday because he did not have his keys. He is about 15 years old. I decided to ask him what his friends thought about the new PS4 and Xbox One. His answer was that they did not like the policy of not trading games with the Xbox One and the fact that it had to be connected all the time. His answer surprised me because both those policies had been reversed but yet the emotional impact was still resonating. In contrast, he added that the PS4 looked very nice and that was the system his friends were planning on buying. As journalists, you may try to try be or appear to be objective, but a massive damage has been done to the Xbox that is likely to plague the brand for years to come. Sony did what they had to do at Gamescom, announce the November 15, 2013 release date for their PS4 console, keep on message about their love for independent developers, give us a pleasant presentation of the PS4 interface, and remind us about their competitors unpopular policies. Sony did not need to impress us again, they have already done that in their February 2013 PS4 presentation and in June 2013 at E3. But Sony's competitor needed to have a big showing at Gamescom. Why? Because Microsoft angered their fans before E3, angered their fans again at E3, and angered their fans after E3 by refusing to change their unpopular policies in spite of the massive outcry with regards to the many restrictive Xbox One policies. They were simply intransigent. Only after the pre-orders went horrible for them did they change their policies - by which time many people were already turned off from Xbox One. So it was the Xbox One camp that needed to come out fighting at Gamescom; but alas, there was not much fight, only one bad news after another, the biggest of which is that their CEO is resigning. This is not how to launch a next generation console. Conclusion: Sony did not even have to show up at Gamescom 2013 to win Gamescom! Microsoft seems like a company in disarray - Zune, Windows Phone, Vista, Windows 8, Surface, and now Xbox One. They really should focus on Windows and Windows Server, Office, Developer tools like Visual Studio, and the Cloud. The bottom line is that Microsoft is more of a corporate company than a consumer company. They should operate more like IBM and Oracle, serving the corporate market and leave the consumer market. Even without the Microsoft Xbox competition, Sony will still have to innovate with their gaming console because of competition from Nintendo, Google Android, Apple, and now Amazon. It is likely that Microsoft will abandon the gaming market altogether if their Xbox market implodes which it might!
Default-user Andrew77
The paragraphs were removed from my post... oh well!
Default-user Andrew77
Sony is clearly in the lead and for good reason. The fact that the PS4 graphics performance is 50% more powerful than the Xbox is a major accomplishment. Graphics is at the heart of any next generation console, and the PS4 smokes the Xbox One. The architectures may be similar but the specs are day and night, and specs matters to gamers. Here are the facts that many gamers have settled on: ----- Playstation 4 ----- System Memory: 8GB GDDR5 Memory @ 5500MHz System Memory Bandwidth: 176.0 GB/s ----- Xbox One ----- System Memory: 8GB DDR3 Memory @ 2133MHz System Memory Bandwidth: 68.3 GB/s The design of the PlayStation 4 looks modern going into 2014. The Xbox One looks like an old VCR player from 1980. You cannot put the Xbox One on its side, it needs to lay flat in your living room, and it is so BIG! The design of the Xbox One shows no creativity! Young people like things that are cool and there is no cool factor in Xbox One. And a lot of wives will not allow a big box like the Xbox One in the living room! When they go to the stores and see the PS4 next to the Xbox One, which console do you think they would approve as a center piece in their home? People are not dumb, they are intelligent, and when you betray a person's trust it is very had to regain it. A neighbors son stayed at our home last Friday because he did not have his keys. He is about 15 years old. I decided to ask him what his friends thought about the new PS4 and Xbox One. His answer was that they did not like the policy of not trading games with the Xbox One and the fact that it had to be connected all the time. His answer surprised me because both those policies had been reversed but yet the emotional impact was still resonating. In contrast, he added that the PS4 looked very nice and that was the system his friends were planning on buying. As journalists, you may try to try be or appear to be objective, but a massive damage has been done to the Xbox that is likely to plague the brand for years to come. Sony did what they had to do at Gamescom, announce the November 15, 2013 release date for their PS4 console, keep on message about their love for independent developers, give us a pleasant presentation of the PS4 interface, and remind us about their competitors unpopular policies. Sony did not need to impress us again, they have already done that in their February 2013 PS4 presentation and in June 2013 at E3. But Sony's competitor needed to have a big showing at Gamescom. Why? Because Microsoft angered their fans before E3, angered their fans again at E3, and angered their fans after E3 by refusing to change their unpopular policies in spite of the massive outcry with regards to the many restrictive Xbox One policies. They were simply intransigent. Only after the pre-orders went horrible for them did they change their policies - by which time many people were already turned off from Xbox One. So it was the Xbox One camp that needed to come out fighting at Gamescom; but alas, there was not much fight, only one bad news after another, the biggest of which is that their CEO is resigning. This is not how to launch a next generation console. Conclusion: Sony did not even have to show up at Gamescom 2013 to win Gamescom! Microsoft seems like a company in disarray - Zune, Windows Phone, Vista, Windows 8, Surface, and now Xbox One. They really should focus on Windows and Windows Server, Office, Developer tools like Visual Studio, and the Cloud. The bottom line is that Microsoft is more of a corporate company than a consumer company. They should operate more like IBM and Oracle, serving the corporate market and leave the consumer market. Even without the Microsoft Xbox competition, Sony will still have to innovate with their gaming console because of competition from Nintendo, Google Android, Apple, and now Amazon. It is likely that Microsoft will abandon the gaming market altogether if their Xbox market implodes which it might!
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