THREAD: Bushnell: Xbox 720 will win next-gen
  1. 04-07-2013, 10:53 PM
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    Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has chosen Microsoft to emerge victorious against Sony in the next-generation console race. Speaking on GameTrailers' You must login or register to view this content., the industry veteran claimed Sony will be held back by "lame" and difficult-to-understand software tools.


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    "I personally believe Microsoft is in a superior position, and the reason is Sony, whenever they change consoles, the software tools that they have are lame," Bushnell said. "A lot of times in the past they were in Japanese; not well documented and getting the software development community up to speedÂ…they may have been able to do it in Japan, but the American software community just says 'Oh boy, what a pain.' And a lot of people don't realize how strong the software community is at making the hardware platform sing and dance."


    Bushnell's comments come after a number of high-profile developers have praised the PlayStation 4. Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford said in April that he is "You must login or register to view this content." about the platform, celebrating Sony for inviting Gearbox to the table to brainstorm ideas for the PS4.


    Meanwhile, id Software veteran John Carmack said he is You must login or register to view this content.. In addition, Avalanche Studios cofounder Linus Blomberg said the You must login or register to view this content..


    Bushnell argued that it is software that drives hardware sales and that Microsoft will outperform Sony in this department, thus dominating the next-generation console market.


    "Microsoft, because of their strong software tools, will end up with much better products sooner [and] easier, in my estimation," Bushnell said. "And with that, I think will be an advantage. And also don't forget, Microsoft actually has so much money to defend this. Plus, they have a good infrastructure with the [Xbox Live Arcade], with their online world."


    Bushnell also cited Sony's online presence as a weakness. He said the company "really needs to get their action together" to fix their "god awful" online infrastructure.


    Regarding what he believes will be vital for both next-generation platforms, Bushnell said virtual reality products like the You must login or register to view this content. will be "really important" for future platforms, so long as latency is kept in check. He also noted that it would "make sense" for these new platforms to have 1TB hard drives, due to the relative affordability of memory today.


    Microsoft is rumored to have its next-generation platform You must login or register to view this content.. Though the company has yet to reveal its official plans, Microsoft is rumored to You must login or register to view this content..

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    gonna try keep this section up to date on the news aswell as the ps4, seeing as im abit interested to see what they will do with the new xbox..
  2. 04-20-2013, 11:57 AM
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    PS4 will be better i think but ill gonna check if i buy PS4 or 720 because you need to buy for internet per month or for a year its not cool to buy every month or a year so i think PS4 better because you dont give out so much money for something only games soHappy
  3. 04-20-2013, 01:52 PM
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    That was a good read nice to see the full thing :y:
  4. 04-20-2013, 03:48 PM
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    I'll buy w/e comes out first, then when i get tired of it i'll buy the other one.