Sony PS4 has specs initiative on Xbox 720 after leak

After the somewhat ‘amazing’ leak detailing the next Xbox console, Microsoft has finally come out and spoken in reference to the now infamous 56-page document. You may be surprised to hear that we didn’t get the usual response from Microsoft either.

Some of you may have been expecting Microsoft to come out and say that ‘We don’t comment on rumor and speculation’, since that is common tradition for the company in previous trends. Instead though, a spokesperson has given a more detailed statement to Eurogamer, deciding to leave us with the key following words:

”We are continually thinking about the future of the platform and when we have something to share, we will.”

The spokesperson also felt the need to say that ‘now is a better time than ever to own an Xbox 360’, which to us is another piece of damning evidence that this document was real. If you think about it, Microsoft couldn’t come out and own up to the document right away, as it would mean that nobody buys the Xbox 360 anymore in favor of waiting for next-gen.

That’s why they have come out and said that about the Xbox 360, as they don’t want to harm their 360 hardware sales until they finally do announce next-gen. Then of course you have to remind yourselves of the key fact that the leaked document was dated back to 2010 and references the Xbox SmartGlass technology, which was just announced officially at this year’s E3.

We would love to know how high level Xbox execs are feeling now, knowing too well that the majority of their next-gen features and specifications have been blown wide open. It also gives Sony a sneaky look at their rival’s console, allowing them to make any hardware or software upgrades as they see fit.

With the Wii U already public knowledge and now this massive document on the Xbox 720, you may even say that Sony now has the upper hand since nobody still knows anything regarding the PlayStation 4. You can just imagine Kaz Hirai reading that document, licking his lips on how to go on the counter-attack to provide similar features for their console.

What are your thoughts on Microsoft’s comments firstly – is that a blatant attempt to rescue lost sales of the Xbox 360? Would you also agree that Sony now has the upper hand in the next gen specs battle?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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you all talk stupid about wiiu its crap stop comparing it to ps3 and xbox how freaking stupid are you all ps3  is the king of consoles xbox is only good for online do you all dig that suckas


I don’t think wii u is going to do to good when all the next gen consoles are out the door. A lot of company’s are mostly focus on ps4 and nextbox for power. And Sony is clearly going for power for they want better tech and stated no ps4 till a big leap can be done. I think AMD is giving Sony a good deal with HSA and Sony is going for 3d stacked memory going by what the Sony CTO said. 3d stacked memory comes out 2014 and just 1 gig of 3d stacked memory is like 16… Read more »

Ken Reinertson
Ken Reinertson

I don’t know who is going to win in the next console wars. Obviously the WiiU is setup to be the big hit coming out well before the PS4 and Xbox720. Plus with it’s new controller and innovative way of interacting with the system and games it blows the motion capture gaming element out of the water. Motion capture was a nifty little toy but it’s run it’s course IMO. Wii came out with it’s new controller. Others rushed to copy it and improve on it. Now WiiU is coming out with another different unique controller. Watch Microsoft and Sony… Read more »

Martin Rimming Riley

I don’t think Sony have any advantage because they will already have had big plans for the next gen console of their choosing…I don’t think the 720 details will affect anything because they will already know what they want to do and that won’t change…On a personally level Im hoping the Wii U delivers because I love Nintendo, when it comes to Xbox & PS I don’t care who wins Il just buy whichever is cheapest because Iv got a family 🙂


Interesting you mention Zelda there. I think Nintendo needs to wise up and make a Wii U remake of the Zelda: Link to the Past SNES game. Still remains one of the best games in history.. and it would be an instant hit.

Admir Karalic

I feel like being left a part by the Whole Sony company. While the PS3 is good for her 720p to 1080 Full HD games, the online it’s a big failure that they should fix if they want to win the race. As we already see, Microsoft got the right ingredians to do the ONLINE JOB as the usually did. The Wii U, will be amazing too, playing new gendre of Mario Games and Zelda, with HD graphics sounds amazing. I personnaly think Sony should give up the Race and move on for something else. 

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