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Xbox 720 vs Sony PS4 – rumours so far

The gaming industry has come on leaps and bounds in the past ten years. It has taken on a Hollywood-style feel to it, with the biggest games doing better than some movie blockbusters.

You only need to take one look at a Call of Duty launch night to see that games are no longer the preserve of teenage boys – they have gone entirely mainstream.

So it’s no surprise that the big gaming manufacturers – Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo – are keen to move gaming into the future.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 have been around for a long time now, longer than their continued quality suggests, and people have started talking about when we’ll see the next generation of console.

We’ve already seen details of Nintendo’s next console, the Nintendo Wii U, and should see more of how it works as the year goes on.

Two consoles that are a little more abstract at the moment are the next instalments from Sony and Microsoft, which have the initial titles of Xbox 720 and PS4.

There has been plenty of speculation about just how powerful these machines will be, but little in the way of confirmation. So how do these two consoles compare so far?

Sony PS4

Recent reports have suggested we won’t be seeing the PS4 for quite a while, as Sony believes the PS3 still has a lot to give.

There has been little in the way of detail on power and capability so far, but Motorstorm RC developer Paul Rustchynsky recently told Official Playstation Magazine that the PS4 would be a “big leap” over the current generation of consoles.

Xbox 720

The Xbox 720, rumoured to have been given the working title ‘Durango’, has been causing a bit more of a stir than its rival recently.

There have been more rumours about what the console will feature, and reports of a super-powerful Xbox chip – six times faster than the current Xbox – going into production have further fuelled the rumour mill.


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