Sony has announced that the fourth generation of Playstation will be released on November 15. This is just right around the corner from Christmas. The new game console will feature a major upgrade in hardware. Most notably, the system has been souped up with graphics and processing horsepower. It has an eight-core x86 processor, and 8 GB of RAM helps provide an extreme level of detail in games like “Killzone: Fall” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” Said and article form ABCnews. The sole focus on the new console is game play. Yes there will be other functions just that that you can use. But Sony has got it right and kept the focus of a gaming console on gamming!
The Xbox 1 rumored to release around the same time, but with no official release date announced has also had some major revisions. But while the Sony keeps the focus on games. Microsoft has been trying to take over your entertainment center. The new gamming console from Microsoft has been upgraded with a Blu-Ray player, 8GB of Ram an eight-core x86 processor and a 500Gb hard drive. The Xbox 1 will also have an HDMI pass through port so you can enjoy watching cable or satellite directly through your Xbox. The new Xbox 1 also comes with the new Kinect. But the rumored price tag is also $500 compared it’s rival sells the Playstaion for $400.
Originally Microsoft was not going to allow the use of pre-owned games. Microsoft was also trying to start the shift towards a more digital world with more and more games being direct downloads instead of hard disc. “At first it was going to be a digital-focused machine, with discs relegated to a secondary position; there would be no traditional pre-owned game sales, there would be a requirement for near-constant Internet connection. But in a historic mea culpa the then-president of interactive entertainment, Don Mattrick, backtracked on the harshest of the DRM measures.” said Andrew House, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment.
This epic change of heart has had consumers rethinking their position on which console will best suit their needs. With the hardware specs almost identical to each other. You must think about some of the other concerns on which console to pick. One of the major issues with the previous generation consoles was backward compatibility.
Sony has solved this issue and although some disagree with the answer, it has at least heard the voice and concerns of its customers and giving a timely answer. Yes, the Playstation 4 will play Playstation 3 games. “Therefore if you’ve bought into say Call of Duty Ghosts prior to the launch of PS4 you can buy into it and start playing it immediately on PS3, and then you can for a premium trade up to the PS4 version.” Sony Computer Entertainment UK chief Fergal Gara has confirmed to VideoGamer.com. Sony has left the issue of the fee to individual developers, so the actual price of the digital upgrade is still in question. Microsoft’s Xbox 1 has no system of upgrades in place as of yet.
So which console to get is easy. Go with the one your heart screams for when you think about it and Good Gaming!
By Darrell K Downs II