Xbox executive Albert Penello fired back at Sony in an interview with the Official Xbox Magazine. Penello responded to a Sony exec who recently claimed the PS4?s graphics capabilities are superior to the Xbox One, saying technical numbers are ” in some ways meaningless” and consoles are about the games.
Here’s the text of the interview:
Asked whether he was cautious of comparisons with PS4 by our editor Jon Hicks, Penello pointed out that few players really buy consoles for the specs alone. “The problem is that Sony decided to go out and publish a bunch of numbers, which are in some ways meaningless,” he told us. “Because this isn’t like 1990, when it was 16-bit versus 32-bit.
“As a matter of fact,” he continued, “they actually go out and they talk about how proud they are about their off-the-shelf parts. Our guys’ll say, we touched every single component in the box and everything there is tweaked for optimum performance.”
“For me, I’d rather not even have the conversation, because it’s not going to matter,” Penello went on. “The box is going to be awesome. The games are going to be awesome. I heard this exact same argument last generation and it’s a pointless argument, because people are debating things which they don’t know about. They’re not [head silicon engineer] Nick Baker or [corporate vice president of IEB hardware Todd Holmdahl], and I’m not [lead PS4 architect] Mark Cerny, so why are we having this discussion?”