Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 22:23 UTC
Games "Sony gave the PS4 50% more raw shader performance, plain and simple (768 SPs @ 800MHz vs. 1152 SPs & 800MHz). Unlike last generation, you don't need to be some sort of Jedi to extract the PS4's potential here. The Xbox One and PS4 architectures are quite similar, Sony just has more hardware under the hood. We’ll have to wait and see how this hardware delta gets exposed in games over time, but the gap is definitely there. The funny thing about game consoles is that it’s usually the lowest common denominator that determines the bulk of the experience across all platforms. On the plus side, the Xbox One should enjoy better power/thermal characteristics compared to the PlayStation 4. Even compared to the Xbox 360 we should see improvement in many use cases thanks to modern power management techniques." AnandTech does its usual in-depth thing.
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RE[2]: Performance
by Soulbender on Thu 23rd May 2013 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Performance"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

The fee comes with used games.


It's the sociopath businessman's wet dream: "You know, not only do we get paid for the sale, we get paid EVERY single time someone sell their game to someone else".

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RE[3]: Performance
by ricegf on Thu 23rd May 2013 13:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Performance"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I remember Isaac Asimov being astounded that he could keep selling his short stories over and over and over again via anthologies and consumer magazines and such. Heck of a deal, but just a natural side effect of extended duration copyrights.

Sounds like Microsoft is seeking the same revenue stream.

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RE[3]: Performance
by tylerdurden on Thu 23rd May 2013 16:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Performance"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

No surprising, "subscription model" is the rage among MBAs these days.

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RE[4]: Performance
by Neolander on Fri 24th May 2013 06:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Performance"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

No surprising, "subscription model" is the rage among MBAs these days.

Well, it can actually makes sense for some physical products, such as professional coffee machines or consumer modem/routers, in the form of maintenance contracts and renting replacing actual ownership.

Initial "purchase" is cheaper, broken stuff gets promptly replaced by working one at no cost, and you don't have to care about the repairs that may have to be carried out. You spend more, but in exchange you know exactly how much you'll spend every month.

The only thing is, a methodology that works for a given business cannot always be shoehorned into every other business, and that seems hard to grasp for some companies' management.

Edited 2013-05-24 06:47 UTC

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