Wait. So why is the Xbox One the same price as a Playstation 4?

#1dataDyneSoldierPosted 7/16/2014 12:18:46 AM
Not trolling guys.

But it just seems odd that both consoles are $400, and one is much more powerful than the other. So hear me out. I respect Microsoft and their exclusives. Just because I personally find Halo to be garbage doesn't mean I don't respect it. But that aside, one piece of hardware can almost consistently put up 1080p at 60fps, and the other tends to stick with 720p because it can't handle anymore than that without the whole game falling apart.

Would it be wise for Microsoft to lower it's price even more in order to become more appealing to gamers?
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#2dataDyneSoldier(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 12:19:51 AM
And before anyone says otherwise, 1080p and 720p make a HUGE difference.
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#3LinkMaster207Posted 7/16/2014 12:23:22 AM
Microsoft is known to be better at software, while Sony is known to better at hardware. The PS4 is probably manufactured for about the same price as the Xbox One.
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#4thegrimgunnerPosted 7/16/2014 12:24:23 AM(edited)
dataDyneSoldier posted...
And before anyone says otherwise, 1080p and 720p make a HUGE difference.


Do you game on the PC? If not please disperse. 1080p is not new. Nor is it a defining feature of "Next-Gen" consoles. Its all in hard drive space, games that are bigger size (in terms of world and detail) and the ability to multitask.

Pricing wise. The Xbox seems perfectly priced alongside the Playstation. But I'm not sure you even care what I'm saying.
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#5TheGam3925Posted 7/16/2014 12:24:37 AM
I think it would be a smart move. Why pay the same amount for less power?
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#6dataDyneSoldier(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 12:27:13 AM(edited)
thegrimgunner posted...
dataDyneSoldier posted...
And before anyone says otherwise, 1080p and 720p make a HUGE difference.


Do you game on the PC? If not please disperse. 1080p is not new. Nor is it a defining feature of "Next-Gen" consoles. Its all in hard drive space, games that are bigger size (in terms of world and detail) and the ability to multitask.

Pricing wise. The Xbox seems perfectly priced alongside the Playstation. But I'm not sure you even care what I'm saying.


Yes, I play games on my PC.

But as far as the XB1 and PS4 pricing, why do you feel they should be the same price when one allows multi-platform games to look much better? Just curious to see your opinion.

Also, if 1080p is as old as you claim, then why does the Xbox One have so much trouble displaying games in that resolution?
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#7dataDyneSoldier(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 12:26:15 AM
TheGam3925 posted...
I think it would be a smart move. Why pay the same amount for less power?


Nice sig, bro.
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#8theClamHammerPosted 7/16/2014 12:29:26 AM
I've often wondered this as well. It should really be priced around $299. It seems ridiculous to price it the same as their competition when the competition is considerably more powerful.
I'm guessing it has something to do with the image they want to give off. If they dropped the price down to $299 they'd be admitting they're selling inferior hardware, I guess.
#9vigorm0rtisPosted 7/16/2014 12:30:36 AM
One is not 'much more powerful' than the other. One is somewhat more powerful but easier to develop for. See: all the multiplats that ran better on the less powerful 360 that was easier to develop for.

I don't have a dog in this fight, but if you're not trolling, get your head examined.
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#10teh1337gosuPosted 7/16/2014 12:34:06 AM
There are very few 1080p60fps games on the PS4, except the indie titles.
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