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Xbox One vs. PS4 by MS Director of PP

If you have been keeping an eye on the rather intense Xbox One vs PS4 hardware debate lately, you really should study some recent comments that have been made by Microsoft’s director of product planning Albert Penello. He has jumped into an ongoing debate on which console has the superior hardware specs, by coming up with evidence which suggests that the Xbox One can easily hold its own against the PS4, which many gamers believe has the current edge.

Mr Penello believes that negative and ‘misinformed’ information has been spreading about the Xbox One capabilities compared to the PS4, and has taken to social media via a thread on Neogaf to attempt to fight Microsoft’s corner against an army of insightful gamers.

He has moved to clarify a few specifics about the Xbox One system specs, notably by claiming that the Xbox One features 50% more performance than the PS4 in relation to 18 CU’s vs. 12 CU’s on the PS3 – according to Penello.

He continues by saying that the Xbox One has “10% more CPU” than the PS4 and that the Xbox One has a faster processor and a better audio chip and more memory bandwidth.

Is the Xbox One actually better than PS4 on paper?
Is the Xbox One actually better than PS4 on paper?

While we wouldn’t be one to debate Penello’s claims, it appears that many of the gamers over at Neogaf couldn’t wait to comment on his statement, with some actually accusing Microsoft’s director of product planning of handing out false information on the Xbox One.

It is fascinating stuff to read, so if you are in the know about the technical aspects of console and PC hardware, you are not going to want to miss this. Take a look at the whole thing here and let us know if you agree or disagree with his comments.

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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It wasn’t too long ago before the PS3 was coming out with
new — state of the art technology, (the cell processor) This hardware was going to change the
world! And what happen… pretty much
nothing. The cell technology is no
better than the processors today. Sony
blow a lot of smoke.


I still would like to know why backwards comparability is such an issue.


I don’t care as, with the exception of absolute exclusives, devs aim for the lowest denominator in graohics and then port, as seen with ps3 and 360 (heavy rain is a superior graphic game but most look like 360 games) while the 360 has an amazing os – I went ps3 for bluray but next gen its the software that convinces me Xbox all the way especially as PSN will be a paid service too on PSN so all ps4 has is potentially better specs (we need to see real world performance as paper and specs are only a guide… Read more »


How hard is it to tell. Just look at the software, the games. There is no way that any system can hide a 50% difference. That’s such a significant difference you would be able to tell it on any game and I haven’t seen anything suggesting it. Both consoles have their exclusives’ coming out in which their developers will be using the consoles hardware to almost max capacity and there is no 50% disparity. All that said I’m glad I preordered the Xbox months ago.


To be honest you cant blame Microsoft dev for deny the powerful difference between ps4 and xbox1 ..he cant say yes ps4 is more powerful coz that hurt their sales .. I already pre ordered my ps4 so its cool ^_^

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