With rumors swirling around that some third party games on the Xbox One will only output in 720p rather than matching the PS4’s 1080p, many Xbox fans have convinced themselves that 720p is actually better than 1080p.Some would claim that the Xbox One is objectively less powerful than the PlayStation 4 if these rumors are true; however, Xbox One fans are resilient and refuse to go down without a fight even if they do not have any facts to support their side.
“A higher number isn’t always better,” wrote GameFAQs member M4st3rCh33fZ, “It’s like golf, you actually want a lower number. This is what I think Microsoft is trying to do with the Xbox One. It’s why they went from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. It’s all part of the branding and message. Sony’s just trying to appeal to intellectuals with higher numbers and stuff. That junk’s not for me.”
“I hope these rumors are true because that is just proof that the Xbox One is better than the PS4,” hoped Xbox Forums member TopKinecter, “I don’t know why so many Sony idiots want these rumors to be true. Since 720p is better than 1080p, if the rumor is true, then the PS4 is worse! I bet the PS4 doesn’t even have any Kinect games on it. How dumb is Sony?”
Even Microsoft employees agree that 720p is a vast improvement over 1080p and say that fans should be thrilled that Microsoft is making the best decisions with the Xbox One.
“The Xbox One is more versatile than other gaming consoles,” said Microsoft corporate VP Phil Harrison, “Not only can it output in 720p, it can output in 480p, or even 600p. This versatility actually makes the console more powerful because developers now have a choice in what number they want to use as long as it’s below 720. In fact, some of the best games out there output in 720p or less and that’s one reason why we hope all Xbox One games output in 720p or less as well.”
Many Sony fans are unable to fight back against this claim since they used the same argument to say that having three exclusive launch titles is better than four.