"There is no way we’re giving up a 30%+ advantage to Sony. And ANYONE who has seen both systems running could say there are great looking games on both systems. If there was really huge performance difference – it would be obvious."
"I get a ton of hate for saying this – but it’s been the same EVERY generation. Sony claims more power, they did it with Cell, they did it with Emotion Engine, and they are doing it again. And, in the end, games on our system looked the same or better."
"I’m not saying they haven’t built a good system – I’m merely saying that anyone who wants to die on their sword over this 30%+ power advantage are going to be fighting an uphill battle over the next 10 years…"
There may not be a difference now but what happen when developers start pushing these systems to the limit?
There already is a difference between the 360 and PS3. PS3 exclusives almost universally look and run better than 360 exclusives. The only time they're even comparable is when a game is multiplatform, at which point it's designed for the 360's more limited hardware specs.