There have been many complaints about the recent batch of Xbox One having been manufactured with broken disk Drives. The drives apparently can’t seem to recognize things like DVD’s, Blu-Rays and even game discs. This concern came around Christmas time when many buyers had opened their Xbox One only to discover that all the discs were either broken or faulty.
This problem has become a concern for many buyers as the complaints have started after a long time and Microsoft has devised a solution in which they will replace all broken discs. It seems that this solution may not be the best one as a certain clause holds a certain surprise.
This clause states that customers, who are looking to replace their console, will get one that is completely refurbished. This is because this clause enables the repairs to be done using refurbished parts or a completely refurbished unit.
According to a case related to these broken Xbox One incident as brought forward by WCCF, a customer had returned his Xbox One to the store after he complained that it was faulty and had received a replacement with scratches on it. When he had contacted customer care, he was told that all Xbox Ones with broken discs were being returned to the manufacturers. … Read the rest
Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One are out in the market. The gaming consoles have broken the much vaunted next gen console gaming. However, the question remains the same: which one of the two are you planning to buy this season?
PS4 is a slick small console, but it is not releasing enough outstanding software to justify the launch. You have four games that can’t be played anywhere else. And out of the 4, only worth is playing. Even a modest appraisal doesn’t allow you to spell $400+ value of gaming exhilaration.
Xbox One has more enhanced and enjoyable bench of software, but you’ll get exhausted by it pretty quickly. Another thing is that the rules of entertainment world function displays some great promises but doesn’t perform them. On top of that, there are some hardware issues, screwy HDMI ports, ill-functioning disc drives for Xbox One.
The most important thing to remember is that both the gaming consoles have nowhere to go but ahead. Right now, both the companies are avoiding the release of their top-flight exclusives. Thus, the hard-core gamers want to grab them whether they could possibly do anything innovative with the consoles or not.
However, the responses for Xbox are a little more positive with favourable comment on the Dual Shock 4 controller and rhetoric of Sony’s pro-gamer. Though the exclusives of both the games disappoint, yet gamers wish to own both of these. Both PS4 and Xbox One have sold more than 1 million units already and there are more PS4s to release internationally all through the December. It is up to you to decide how ardent Sony or Microsoft fan you are! Though there are no propelling reasons to brave the shortage of hardware, so pick one up now as per your preference.… Read the rest
In the past it was quite difficult to compare between two game consoles because of the completely different built. However, comparing bandwidth, clock speed and FLOPS can be done. But it is different with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, things are different. With regard to the costly customised chips, Sony and Microsoft have chosen to command semi-customised GPU/CPU from the same base of architecture that AMD is presently selling in computers.
The CPU comes with 5 billion transistors, 47Mbtes of storage on chip, 28Nm TSMC HP and power island and clock to 2.5% of the aggregate power. Both the PS$ and Xbox One processor make use of the similar number of computing cores and similar AMD Jaguar built. However, the real difference lies in the clock speed. Whilst the Xbox One Processor was given a recent raise to 1.75Ghz, Sony hasn’t stated any CPU speed figure. However, Xbox One offers a slight edge over PS4. Jaguar is not the fastest AMD processor architecture- it was designed for low power systems such as tablets.
In simple words, with the given size of box and chip, the consoles can do small jobs at one go and thus it made sense for both the console designers to opt for more cores instead of choosing faster ones.
Microsoft has MHz and Sony features more Hardware
When it comes to GPU, the two consoles differ a lot. But, they share similar architecture AMD Sea Islands and GPUs Radeon 7000 and 8000 series. While the GPU of Xbox One runs at 853MHz, for PS4 is runs at 800MHz.
The GPU of PS4 has more hardware in it – 12CU in the Xbox One and 18 CU of AMD.
There are several differences and similarities between Xbox and PS4… Read the rest
Did Nintendo imagine that gamers would worry about the 3DS future just before the Xbox 720 and PS4 is set to arrive? No matter what it thought, we know that Nintendo Wii U started only steadily akin to the tortoise of the hare and tortoise story.
However, slow and steady indeed seems to be signs of a winner. Despite a dip in price just months after its arrival the Nintendo Wii U has finally got its groove.
Amid disappointment and raised eyebrows, it has finally strengthened its hold on the market. In fact, our sources report that the 3DS game sale figures could even soar above the 20 million mark in the US. This figure covers only the physical sales—the digital tale is worth an epic narration altogether. Against the 3DS sales last year, the prevailing figures spell a 55 per cent hike—both for the digi and physical niches!
Nintendo has already set the record straight with slew of new releases. Zelda, Mario & Luigi RPG, Animal Crossing and Yoshi’s Island are designed to astound us. With their amazing interfaces and interesting concept, 3DS seems to be basking in a boom that it never anticipated. The Wii U gave us more options yes, but Nintendo still remains focused on the gaming niche. Perhaps, it will not matter whether the PS4 is plugged into your TV set.… Read the rest