Mortal Kombat X Resolution Analysis Reveals Native 1080p On PS4, Sub-Native 1080p On XBO

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Mortal Kombat X is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. According to a tweet from the director, Ed Boon, the game runs at 1080p/60fps on a highly customized version of Unreal Engine 3. With the retail game in our hands, it’s finally time for our resident pixel counter to put it through its paces.

Boon’s tweet from last year didn’t really clarify whether both consoles would render the game at a native resolution of 1080p. After taking a close look at the PS4 version, we can confirm that the game does indeed run at the intended resolution on Sony’s platform.

Moving over to the Xbox One version, it’s quite apparent that it doesn’t quite meet the target resolution. A closer look at the sub-pixel structure reveals a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels, which is in-line with the PS4 version.

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However, the horizontal resolution appears to be scaled up from 1360 pixels. In comparison, the PS4 renders 1920 horizontal pixels with no scaling involved, resulting in cleaner image quality.

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Our ardent friends over at Beyond3D also appear to have identified the same native resolution for the Xbox One version. The findings are indeed disappointing, but not entirely unexpected.

Let us know what you think about these findings, and whether they affect your purchase decision, in the comments below.

  • Elena Martin

    Now the Xbox people are the “Gaystation players” :p lol

    What an inferior console

  • Fernando Monteiro

    Vcs Tenq da a bunda

  • Chatt Stoobey

    When multiplatform games were better on the 360 it didn’t matter to Sony fanboys, but now they look better on a PS4 it matters big time!? Stop waving your dicks around its pathetic. Doesn’t matter. Get both consoles…then get a PC and just enjoy the games FFS!!!

    I like my PS4’s, I love my XB1’s but my PC creams them both

  • usherjerksoffsonyfanboys

    Lol, still there are still Sony fanboys dick measuring again, they can’t get enough knowing there console game is slightly better then someone elses…..xbots are just as bad but due to obvious sales, there just more sony ponies nowadays….I guess kids won’t grow up, to realize nobody really cares. Nobody bought the xbox not knowing that the console wouldn’t perform as well as the ps4, people bought the X1 for tons of other reasons, exclusives, features, an overall better online experience. But its like weeks, MS has been impressing and everything seems to go quiet, but then another one of these res articles pop up, and the Fanboys get hard ons….

    “Damn, Ms has been doing well, oh MKX is running slightly better on PS4 then X1, time for me to feel better about myself, and I’m somehow feel more superior”

    Its like they think that there gameplay experience is any different then ours, “You only realize a line is curved, when you know what it means for it to be straight”, you only know if a game is slightly in lower res, if you’ve played it in higher res, and since no xbox player will probably play the same game on ps4 anytime I soon, i think that won’t happen, and even when I have, such as BF4, and GTA5, I hardly noticed any difference, because I didn’t play the game in slow motion (DF), I was just enjoying the game.

    As a past ps1 and ps2, owner, who favorite game is still, “LEGENDS OF THE DRAGOON” (COUGH “REMASTER” COUGH)……I am just overall disappointed in my old community, the only reason I switched in the first place was Halo back when I was young, and all my friends were playing it, but I don’t think I’ll be switching back anytime soon, unless COUGH….remaster LOFD….cough

  • Dave Newman

    My step son has the PS4, so I got the XBOX ONE since it made no sense to have 2 PS4’s in our home. Though I wish the graphics and horsepower were microsoft’s first order of business when designing this console, since that IS what it is, a GAMING CONSOLE… it all boils down to which platform has the games you really want to play.

    To be honest, unless the PS4 and XB1 are side by side, you wouldn’t even know there is a difference between the two. And as I am playing my copy of MKX, my concern isn’t “damn, I wish there was slightly more sharpness in those edges” it’s more like “which fatality am I gonna kill this sucka with?”

    • TheSony/AppleFanatic

      “damn, I wish there was slightly more sharpness in those edges”
      LMAO.
      The last paragraph sums up this console gen perfectly. The only reason people even care is because there are more sony ponies than there were before, and the sony ponies are more dickheads than the xbox fanboys are.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Multiplat games are just better on PS4, everyone knows this, even xbox fanboys know this now, nothing new here lets move along.

  • Guest

    Wow and the Xbone continues to disappoint on resolution even after all this time. So what happened to all the SDK and API and ESRAM API and driver updates? It still cant do 1080p on something as simple as a fighting game. Wow! What a POS, and yet you dumb a$$ fanboys continue to defend the POS is if its actually good. Its a weak piece of junk!

  • nic saints

    I have xb1 and ps4 and grafics matter only if its 720p or 1080p or 4k if the game is funny fuckky grafics just enjoy bicthes

  • Tha Truth

    No surprises here, the superior console has the superior version of the game. Just like with EVERY OTHER mutliplatform title ever made. As Microsoft’s cheap, last – gen, Poverty – Box continues to struggle just to fart out a poor – quality, upscaled 900p resolution the PS4 is handling native 1080 with ease.

    PS4 = better graphics, better controller, better exclusive games, better multiplatform games, better everything. And yet the desperate, delusional, ignorant Microsoft peasant slaves act surprised when their dead console is at the bottom of the sales charts every single week. Why is that? Are they all mentally handicapped or something? You bought a weak console and now you’re stuck with inferior games, deal with it.

    • Chatt Stoobey

      The exclusive part is subjective, IMO you’re wrong but that’s my opinion and not everyone’s. I say the same for the controller also. The DS4 is as shit as all other DS controllers. Admittedly the xb1 controller doesn’t feel as nice in hand as the 360 controller.

      Xb1 controllers last way better than the DS4…and that’s a fact

    • elnino

      youtube. com/crapgamerreviews

      hey bro, destroy this xbot, he’s telling people not to buy the ps4 …and spreading lies that it has terrible online.

  • HAppY_KrAToS

    How many…
    Other…
    …ps4 titles…
    Running at 1080p
    Do we need to see..
    2015
    2016
    2019…

    Just To admit…
    The X1 was a 720p console, that was supposed to rely on the per-frame scaller, to display “1080p” games…, that should have been able to compete with a 4gb gddr5 ps4…

    … an suddenly, a 8gb ps4 is announced…
    And those 32mb of esram are no longer enough, for a full 1080p heavy work…

    And suddenly, devs need to make the x1 reach a certain speed that the engine can’t simply output. ..

    And the result. ..
    And the result…
    Is all those x1 games, running at 720 or 900p , which is, exactly what the engine was built for.

    64mb of esram, and today, 100% of multiplat games would run at 1080p!

    No clouds,no directx, no magic or special sauce will change that.
    Is it hard to understand and accept this was Microsoft fault?
    “Let’s put 64mb of esram? ”
    Oh non of, it’s too expensive and useless, our American loyal customers and x360 owners will be happy, with halo,gears and a cod games, and will all buy the x1″

    But..
    “Should we squander 2.5 billions in a minecraft game?”
    “Surrreeee”.

    • Chatt Stoobey

      When multiplatform games were better on the 360 it didn’t matter to Sony fanboys, but now they look better on a PS4 it matters big time!? Stop waving your dicks around its pathetic. Doesn’t matter. Get both consoles…then get a PC and just enjoy the games FFS!!!

      I like my PS4’s, I love my XB1’s but my PC creams them both

  • Lacarious

    Anyone surprised? Its already proven the ps4 is the better hardware system just like ps3 is to 360.

  • Rock Gnarly

    A 2D plane fighting game… good grief. How come no one sues other game publishers when they claim their games are 1080p when they’re not even close to native on the Xbone? Hypocrisy.

  • XanderZane41

    Could care less. I did get the PS4 version, but it was more because of the controller and feel, rather then what the resolution was. XB1 controller isn’t the greatest for fighting games like these. I’m sure if this game used DX12 it would easily be 1080p anyway. There are lots of 1080P native games on the XB1. Forza 5 was the first 1080P 60fps game on next gen.

    • Joshua Pirog

      Why does everyone think dx12 is going to make Xbox One perfect? You realize the weaker hardware under the hood stays the same, right?

  • J Vega

    At this point its not about the resolution of PS4 vs XB1. How about XB1 gets some games because theres nothing for the exception of Halo that im buying on my XB1. Meanwhile it seems like my PS4 is getting to be in the drivers seat. MK10 exclusive content on PS4. Batman exclusive content on PS4 and Destiny DLC content exclusive to PS4. I preferred my 360 over my PS3 last generation for that reason. Now I have switched to PS4 over XB1. XB1 needs to stop trying to sell apps n becoming a cable box and focus on games

  • ed jon

    Well Xbox one is cheaper than the PS4 now and obviously is the weaker console so I don’t care. As long as the game works and is fun no fucks are given.

  • Adventurer of Hyrule

    Oh wow, i hope when im playing the game on the xbox those pixel magnifiers wont show up showing me the edges of a finger.

  • Hvd

    xbox one was designed to be online with the cloud.games can run 1080p and 60fps.its not the system its the developers

  • shadyiswin

    Yet you’d be s fool to play this on psn vs Xbox live. I’ll take sub HD any day , just give me reliable servers đŸ˜€

    • such.wow

      Xbox Live is down pretty much once a week these days. Twice this week, in fact.

      • shadyiswin

        I think you’re confusing friends list not available at this time for Xbox live being down lol, Xbox live hardly ever goes does and when and if it does it’s for an hour or 2. No dumb ass maintenance, no random online outages.

        • such.wow

          Yesterday was the friends list going down, right?

          • shadyiswin

            Yes,I’m in a hotel and was playing mortal kombat online and for a horizon 2 just fine

          • Rodger Princeton

            Xbox does go down just as much or more so then PSN this Gen. So that is lame excuse to make you feel better about your purchase.

          • shadyiswin

            The funny thing is all these resolution articles are to make people feel better about buying into the media hyping the ps4. This gen you’re reading articles about native 1080p vs 1080p lol last gen when ps3 games ran 540p and Xbox 360 was 720p it was a non issue right? When all ea sports games ran 60fps on Xbox and 360 fps on ps3 everyone turned the blind eye :D. I have owned and sold my ps4 on ebay and made $125 off of it,so no I feel great about keeping the xbox one instead. Once again friends list going down has nothing to do with playing multiplayer matches.

  • ariessiren

    Xbox is just a really under powered system. In today’s time, people want the best Console For their living room. It’s quite clear full 1080p can’t be done on xbox.

    • Protoss X

      alienware actually beats that its 4k resolution i saw what mortal kombat looks on PC

      PS4 version looks blurry just plug your pc into your living room tv imo for the best living experience

      • I’m Flat Out Right

        Console>PC

      • Rodger Princeton

        lol Alienware, you must be trolling.
        Alienware = overpriced Dell Computer.

    • Ps4 sucks

      Forza5 forza horizon 2 are 1080p on Xbox one think before say anything

      • Rodger Princeton

        Any game can be 1080p / 60. it depends on how graphical and detailed it is. So yes if you have cardboard people in the background etc etc, you can make it easier to achieve your desired resolution.

        So if PS4 had Forza it could have more detailed environments with out having to sacrifice the resolution

        • Blarg

          I don’t even see how Forza Horizon 2 COULD be more detailed. It’s one of the best looking racing games ever made. If it was on PS4 the only thing the extra power could add is maybe a few extra sparks from the car hitting the cement. That’s about it. You act like the PS4 is twice as powerful.

          • VelvetMark

            The background details like the crowds in stands, they look like they are from the PS2 era. The cars are incredibly detailed, but the background is…. meh..

          • Marc D

            Forza Horizon 2 has amazing looking crowds and environments (and cars). And Forza 5 looks very good except for the crowds.

          • GotNews4Ya

            Increased Draw Distance.. Better Backgrounds.. Better Textures… Etc.. It is the little things.. It really doesn’t matter.. It just means if you want the best of each game, and it is multiplatform, than you go to the PS4.. If its a console exclusive.. they usually get the most out of the games due to using all the extra tricks each console has once they lock in on one specific console.

          • not as pretty as Driveclub tho

    • Rza

      Please name me one PS4 AAA exclusive that runs at 1080p 60fps. I’ll sit here waiting, forever.

      • GotNews4Ya

        The Last of Us.

        • Matt

          That’s not a PS4 exclusive… Its a PS3 remaster and it only achieves 60fps by lowering settings.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            just…no

          • Matt

            Uh… ya

      • RyuNoHadouken

        TLoU, Contrast, Flower, Killzone, Knack, Resogun, Warframe, Dragon Quest Heroes, FF X/X-2, FF XIV, GoW 3 Remaster, MLB 15 The Show, Natural Doctrine, Persona 5, Samurai Warriors 4…

        • The Herald Of GabeN

          Multiplats and remasters. FFXIV is 30FPS. Knack is 30FPS, Killzone is not 1080P at 60FPS or 60FPS at 1080P, Persona 5 is 30FPS. The rest are ports, remasters or indies.

          Rather pathetic. Where’s GTA V in 60FPS?

          • RyuNoHadouken

            Ummmm, on PC? LOL

          • The Herald Of GabeN

            You’re D*mn right. Not on PS4, EVER. :^)

          • RyuNoHadouken

            Butttt, does your PC even Bloodborne bro? LOL I am a PC gamer too: i7-3770, XFX R9 280x BOOST, 1TB Sandisk Extreme Pro

          • The Herald Of GabeN

            Why would I want Bloodborne on garbage hardware when Sony is going out of business and PC port is inevitable

            True greatness is only on PC :^)

          • RyuNoHadouken

            Bloodborne is great on PS4…plays really well and looks great too…I love it!

          • RyuNoHadouken

            it will NEVER be on PC

    • Marc D

      What a dumb thing to say, even for a Dr0ny..

    • Pony’s Gaffer-Hive mind

      1080p can be done on the XBOX One.
      Just that we wanted most titles on launch to be 720-900p, but only to appear the weaker system as we wait for the NDA to expires on the DX12 hardware.
      Sony knows this, and will try and force AMD to extend the NDA until late 2019, or money hat developters not to use the DX12 professional unlocking dev kits.

    • The Herald Of GabeN

      The “best” console is the Wii-U but its a shame people are ignorant

  • Dan

    Glad I ordered the ps4 version. Slight boost in graphical quality + better d pad

  • Barry Harden

    Just goes to show that if you but an XBone you are handicapping yourself with a weaker console.

    As more and more games push the hardware, XBone will come up short.

    No, DX12 will NOT save you.

    • Digi V

      lmao. so stupid. the ps fanboys really got salty after last gen. they’ve been on a goddamn mission this time around. keep on trucking that sony nonsense.

      • nyah

        Talk about salty lmfao

      • nic saints

        I have both xb1 and ps4 and my xb1 is dusting due lackof power i use it just to 3d bluray or wacth twitch

        • Guest

          Me too, I regret buying it.

      • Barry Harden

        What’s wrong with warning others not to buy a weak console like the XBone? It’s all in the name of consumer interest.

        • Digi V

          Weak console? lol, like you can tell the difference between slight pixel variations. Dude, stfu. No one can tell, NO ONE. That’s why kids wait for in depth reviews by tech sites to TELL them the difference so they can have fanboy wars.

          • Barry Harden

            So you have a cheap ass 720p TV and you’re telling everyone they can’t tell the difference? Man GTFO dickhead.

            People CAN TELL the difference and they appreciate the better hardware that comes with the PS4. You just too salty to admit it.

          • Digi V

            Yeah.. because all the games on X1 are 720 and the pS4 1080p. idiot. if anything most games are 900p . Destiny is 1080p on both platforms. Lots of games, most will be 1080p on both consoles. Everyone knows that the Kinect caused the issue. Now that Kinect isn’t even a requirement there won’t be issues going forward for most games.

            But keep on trucking there big guy. Still salty the PS3 was a terrible console? No wonder everyone jumped ship so quick and the PS4 is selling… now shut up and let people choose what console they want without having to listen to idiots talk about slight pixel variations considering the general population couldn’t tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, let alone 900p vs 1080p.

          • Barry Harden

            You’re obviously blind and weak in math if you think 900p compared to 1080p is just “slight pixel variations”.

            Most games on the PS4 is 1080p while the same games are lower in resolution like 900p or 720p. There are many sites that lists games and resolutions/frame rates. Are they lying too?

            Everyone knows the removal did fuck all for the XBone except lose money for early adopters. The killer issue here is the weaker GPU and slower DDR3 memory Micro$oft chose to use in the XBone just to produce a lower cost system. Well we all know now what the results are.

            As for the PS3, the last time I checked it still outsold the Xbox360 worldwide. Is that really bad?

            I can you’re definitely pissed. Why don’t you do something about it? Take a loss on your XBone and sell it. Get a PS4 and be happier. You’re a dickhead but at least you’ll be a happier dickhead.

          • Digi V

            I”ve seen fanboys in my time but damn you are up there. Most people cannot tell the difference between 900p and 1080p. It’s hard to tell. You’d really have to look and pay attention to variances to notice.

            I frankly don’t give a fuck. Would i rather have 1080p? Sure, but i care about smoothness more. I care about 60fps above all else.

            Sony has been sucking their goodwill from their loyal fanbase for a good decade now. They promise games that don’t get release or get released years down the pipeline. The PS3 didn’t have any decent games until well into the systems life cycle. That system would have collapsed. Yet, their rabid fans bought it (mainly international markets). Though it sat there as a dusty bluray player for most people.

            Xbox has the better online, the dedicated servers, the superior controller and functionality. That’s what matters to me. It’s also where the best shooter players go to play games like Halo, Call of Duty, Titanfall, Gears of War. I don’t give a shit about on rail adventure games. So, if that’s what you like that’s what you like but stop pretending Sony has delivered any real type of innovation in either games or their overall product cuz they haven’t. They just bite off everyone else (Nintendo, Microsoft, now Oculus) because they know fans like you are too stupid to realize.

          • Barry Harden

            You want smooth frame rates? The PS4 is the console that consistently delivers it with fast GDDR5 memory and better GPU. XBone struggles time and time again. You can see it in the same games it offers but in a lower resolution. Weak hardware just can’t deliver.

            Dusty blu-ray? A lot of gamers quite enjoy the PS3 for its range of games. The Xbox360 was predictable and boring with only shooters as its main exclusives. At least the PS3 had variety. As for the blu-ray, how pathetic was Micro$oft’s attempt to counter it by offering a HD-DVD attachment? Didn’t work so good huh?

            You talk about innovation yet Micro$oft fails time and time again with the Xbox. The Kinect was a disaster especially for the XBone. The PS Move was far more accurate and usable. Now with Morpheus coming down the line you expect M$ to compete with Hololens? Give your head a shake.

            Sony now has better online servers, far better controller, and much better lineup of games. Even TitanFall 2 will be appearing on PS4. All CoD on PS4 will run at a higher resolution and will take advantage of the hardware. #dealwithit

          • Digi V

            You’re one salty delusional fanboy dude. Playstation move lol, complete rip off of the Wii, didn’t sell anything. They even dropped the damn thing. Kinect sold tons on 360 just like the software sales completely demolished the PS3 so yes it was a dusty bluray player. Funny enough the playstation Eye is the most sold peripheral for the PS4 lol. Stupid ass sony fanboys man they never fail to be irrational. Twitch is one of the most popular apps on both consoles BUT ya gotta buy a damn Playstation EYE to stream with video, wheres the Sony fanboy uproar? Oh riiiight there isn’t one lol.

            Also, PS4 doesn’t offer servers like Microsoft does you jackass and when Titanfall comes out i sure as hell hope it’s not gimped because of that. It’s amazing playing Titanfall on dedicated servers

            The PS4 controller is just an updated design of an already outdated controller that no serious FPS player enjoys using. Fuck, it even has worse Input lag which is a HUGE problem for FPS and fighting games.That’s why all major competitive shooter games are on the Xbox. If resolution is all that matters to you then you should be playing on PC you dumbfuck.

          • Barry Harden

            Dickrider, the Playstation move was the perfect implementation of a motion controller paired with a camera. Far more accurate than the Kinect. The games for the Kinect and Kinect 2 show how bad the system was for games. Heck most Kinects are just gathering dust with developers giving up on the failure. The Move is still being used and will be implemented with Morpheus. Yup the virtual reality headset pairs nicely with the innovative Move.

            As for the Eye, how do you expect to stream if you have no camera. Are you that stupid or were you dropped on your head as a kid?

            Sony doesn’t need to offer servers LIKE Micro$oft. They have partners like Google and Amazon providing the cloud services when needed. Even all the AAA publishers are providing their own dedicated servers for gaming. No one important is using Azure, M$’ cloud servers.

            The PS4 controller has been lauded as a revolutionary controller that does much more than the XBone’s controller. The DS4 has a built in touchpad that has proven to be very useful for games not to mention it will also benefit Morpheus when that is released.
            As for input lag you would have to be an idiot to believe that. There’s no input lag and even the top fighting games are played with the DS4.

            The PC may win out in resolution but it doesn’t win out in cost, ease of use, and game support. This is why more gamers choose to play games on consoles. Now do you understand you fucktard?

          • Digi V

            The touchpad lol, the controller can’t even hold a charge with that stupid light and all the gimmicks of the touchpad. Dude, go copy and paste Sony marketing elsewhere. Damn the adolescent fanboys these days…

          • Rich Garriques

            Lmfao it’s true

    • I’m Flat Out Right

      Xbot damage control coming full force.

      Just imagine if it was the PS4 that was struggling to hit 900p in most multiplats. Xbots would be having a field day.

      • Trevor Gowe

        You’re both clowns. If you play on EITHER console you’re handicapping yourself with weaker hardware. It’s like arguing which CRT gives you the better picture.

        -PC Master Race FTW

        • John Smith

          PC = personal computer;
          Dishwashers have computers;
          Dishwashers are personal;
          Dishwasher Master Race!

          Mortal Kombat Dishwasher Edition CONFIRMED!!!

        • nic saints

          Pc faggy race everyone have a fuckky pc on their house this days

          • Trevor Gowe

            Do you speak English?

          • Guest

            Do you?

          • Trevor Gowe

            Your comment makes no sense since my comment was grammatically perfect.

        • Guest

          Oh shut up, you phony bot. You’re obviously mad that your sh’ttybox cant perform, as usual. Go cry and pretend to be a PC fanboy elsewhere, clown!

          • Trevor Gowe

            I must have struck a nerve!

          • John Smith

            Yep…an idiotic nerve at that…

        • dojss

          Yeah no, as of right now to build a rig equal to a ps4 you need to spend more. To get a badass rig, you need to spend a lot and next gen just started so whatever specs u have now, later on they’ll be shitty. That’s why I’m waiting 5 years before I build a crazy rig. Better hardware would be out and cheaper too. For now my ps4 and mid end pc will do.

          • Chatt Stoobey

            You could build an equal unit for the same RRP easily

          • Trevor Gowe

            Yep.

          • Trevor Gowe

            “Yeah no, as of right now to build a rig equal to a ps4 you need to spend more.”

            Yeah… you have no idea what you’re talking about. You could build something better than the PS4 for the same amount of money.

            “To get a badass rig, you need to spend a lot ”

            Nope. You could build a badass computer for $850.

            “and next gen just started so whatever specs u have now, later on they’ll be shitty.”

            That’s the worst argument I’ve heard today. If you build something with better specs than a PS4 it’s STILL going to be better than a PS4 at any point in time.

            “That’s why I’m waiting 5 years before I build a crazy rig.”

            Uh, okay. Good for you?

            “Better hardware would be out and cheaper too.”

            Why not just wait 50 years then?

            “For now my ps4 and mid end pc will do.”

            So your entire reply to me was simply you justifying why you are happy with your PS4 and low end PC?

            Uh-okay.

            No one cares.

          • Chatt Stoobey

            Bang on the money Trevor, everything in your comment is spot on. Decent components are cheaper and easier to install than ever IMO.

      • The Herald Of GabeN

        PS4 is struggling to hit 900P in multiplats.

        PC Master Race is having a field day :^)

      • Digi V

        Only fanboys, real rabid fanboys give a shit. Most people can’t tell the difference between 1080p vs 900p. Most major games going forward will be the same on either console.

        So go enjoy your crummy online, crummy controller, crummy overall experience for that extra pixels. lol

      • Scott Daylor

        So explain to me when the majority of 360 versions looked better then their PS3 counterparts, why Sony fanboys were so silent and very few XBox fanboys were bragging? The silence from the Sony fanboys of that era was amazing, yet they happily played Call of Duty on their console of choice even though it was blurry as can be on PS4. They happily played the buggy and weaker looking version of Skyrim in silence. They played Bayonnetta happily even though the frame rate skipped and it was blurrier on PS4. Although I admit I did see one Sony fanboy insisting Ghostbuster was much better looking on PS3.

        We can even take this back to the original XBox, PS2 era. The PS2 struggled to hit 480p and when it did the screen was usually covered in dots. Stuff like Dead or Alive 3, and Ninja Gaiden couldn’t even be done on PS2 without a major graphical decrease. Look at all the Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and Rainbow 6 games on PS2 and compare them to their XBox counterparts. The PS2 versions could not touch the Xbox versions at all. Lighting was scaled way back, huge chunks of levels were cut because the PS2 lacked the RAM, and load times were much greater. All this and there was silence from Sony fanboys.

        Owning all major consoles and various versions across all, I can say in all honestly that the difference between the PS4, and XBox One graphics is far less then what it ws in past generations.

        Fanboys are a worthless stain on the industry. It makes me embarrassed to be a Playstation fan knowing how many rabid, worthless biased PS4 owners are out there spreading lies, and half truths about something they never played, or played for maybe 2 minutes at best. Fanboys are not gamers, and they never will be unless they quit their lame bias and play games for what they are….games. No amount of resolution or texture detail will make a bad game good. Its the reason games like Super Mario World on SNES, Sonic 2 on Genesis, or Ninja Gaiden on NES are still better games then a lot of the stuff coming out today. Heck, they still can’t even make a version of Tetris as fun as the original Gameboy version.

        • Rich Garriques

          You forgot one thing from all that blabbering fan boy garbage you were spewing. Ps2 sold way more then the entire Xbox franchise put together. Not because of power . Because it had more games and better games. Ps3 had better exclusive games that knocked 360 out of the water and showed ps3 was more powerful then 360 . 360 was great cause multi plates were done right on it because devs were lazy and only made games for 360 and ported them to ps3. Today ps4 has better power and games then Xbox one not mention crazy 3rd party support. Truth is Xbox never had a chance. Last gen was won by wii so power never was the problem it was always the games

          • Scott Daylor

            So explain to me how im an XBox fanboy when I own two PS1s, a PS2, three PS3’s, a PS4, two PSP 3000s, a PSP Go, and a PS Vita and 1000s of games between them. Sorry but your Sony fanboy name slinging will not work here. In im an XBox fanboy, why did I prefer the PS2 over the original XBox despite the fact that I enjoyed both and recognized the original XBox was far more powerful? As for the PS3 being more powerful then 360, that is debatable as I have seen nothing between the 2 that would lead me to believe PS3 was more powerful beyond extra disc space. Besides, most multi platform games looked better on 360. For all you love of PS4, where are all its great exclusives out and coming soon? Most of them have been nothing but let downs or average at best. Little Big Planet 3, Drive Club, and Kill Zone, and Infamous Second Son were all average at best. The Order 1886, was a glorified tech demo. Sadly Resogun is about the best exclusive the system has at the moment. Even then the PS3 version is nearly as good. Oh then there’s Bloodbourne. I bought this one last month expecting to be blown away, but instead I was in awe about the games jerky animation, blurry as all heck textures, and average gameplay.

            Im not saying PS4 will never have great exclusives, but as of now their just not there. Even Sony admits their lacking in this area. PS3 had similar issues the first few years it was out, yet the system turned out great. I still liked the 360 better because I preferred its exclusives, but it doesn’t mean I have to bash the system like a worthless fanboy like yourself.

      • Scott Daylor

        Actually, your comment holds no water. Back in the XBox/PS2 era, most PS2 games struggled to reach 480p and the few that did looked noticeably worse then their 480p XBox counterparts due to dots littering the screen. Aside from the better resolution, many multiplats were vastly superior on XBox with faster load times, cleaner textures, better frame rate, and larger levels. Many UBI Soft games are prime examples of this. There was really no PS2 bashing. Sure you always have an occasional fanboy, but not like the hoards of child like PS4 fanboys today.

    • Dixie Carter

      ps1 weakest console of its gen, ps2 weakest console of its gen……weak does not mean its worse

      • SirAngry

        Hate to be pedantic, but the PS1 wasn’t the weakest in its generation, that was the Sega Saturn… plus had the Xbox and GameCube not been stronger launching around 2 years after the PS2, then Nintendo and Microsoft would have been doing it wrong. By the time they launched, the PS2 had sewn the market up.

        • Rob Toohey

          The Saturn had more raw processing, but it took more to get anything out of it.

          • SirAngry

            Having Worked with both Rob I can confirm the Saturn was harder to work with, but more raw processing power? No. It was great at throwing 2D sprites around, but for 3D the PS1 was way ahead of it.

          • Rob Toohey

            Later games like burning rangers really showed what the system could pull off.even the amazing shenmue alpha video. But then again, not every programmer can get that kind of performance out of the saturn.

          • SirAngry

            Rob, I’ll let the obvious insult slide, because quite frankly I know my own worth. As to Burning Rangers, I absolutely loved that game, much under rated. However, go back and look at the game and you’ll see lots and lots of bit maps being used… Or 2D sprites. The resolution was seriously lowered as well, as well as many other tricks.

          • dojss

            In ps4’s case it takes less to get more out of it lol

      • Guest

        But at least the PS1 and PS2 had the better games and that’s why people liked them. I mean they had way better games and way more of them than anybody else. And the PS1 was superior to the Saturn and that POS N64. I know the N64 looked superior on paper, but it was a blurry and choppy as sh’t system. It could barely do 30fps and was blurry as sh’t. whereas the PS2 was sharp and did 60fps on many games. And except for RE4 on GC evewrything else looked better on the PS2. But the Xbox was superior to the PS2, that was undeniable.

      • Barry Harden

        Weak compared to what? Think before you type these things out.

    • Guest

      Yeah, you know that because you’re not a fanboy, but they’ll twist it and come up with all sorts of bullsh’t as to why it doesn’t matter. They are full of sh’t fanboys and they will never admit it.

    • Pony’s Gaffer-Hive mind

      Sony have been money hatting developer’s to block them from using DX12

      • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

        LOL, at this Pony’s Gaffer guy, I hope he doesn’t actually believe the stuff he says cause that would be completely sad.

        • dojss

          He’s gay

      • Guest

        Right, right, silly little moron.

      • Barry Harden

        HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

        You are delusional!!

    • Scott Daylor

      PS4 fan boys seriously need to shut up. Their an embarrassment on the game industry. If it weren’t for sites like this counting every pixel you would never have a clue. PS4 fanboys all became resolution experts overnight when sites like this began comparing PS4 and XBox One. Funny how silent people like you were in the 360 PS4 era. The COD games ran at the same resolution on both platforms, but the PS3 versions were extremely blurry compared to the 360 versions. Your also the same fanboys who couldn’t tell Killzones multiplayer ran closer to 720p until Digital Foundry told them. If resolution is so important to you, then I suggest throwing your PS4 out and getting a gaming PC. I can promise you you’ll get far better graphics, and much higher resolution then you’ll ever get on your PS4. Oh, by the way, where’s all the PS4 exclusives? Im still waiting for a truly great one. I bought a PS4 over a year ago and the most impressive exclusive yet has been Bloodbourne. Even that is overhyped with its jerky frame update, and blurry textures. I’ve seen better textures in Dreamcast games and that system came out in 98. Oh its 1080p though, so resolution is the only thing there is to graphics. Stuff like texture quality, polygon count, frame rate and so on do not exist in a PS4 fanboys mind.

  • rudero

    I hate Microsoft but, to throw my two cents in… The Xbox one offers more going on simultaneously then with the ps4 with snap. It was a choice and one that those who choose to buy the Xbox one would enjoy it more for all its capabilities rather than just gaming. I do not know how much closer it could get if it dropped the feature but I am sure it is one the fans would not want to loose. Snap a NBA/NFL/MLB game to see scores, breaking news, weather channel, anything like that on the fly is a cool little bonus to having the lower version of games that still look good.
    BUT, these comparisons should not go just because your console of choice is not fairing well. There are consumer still deciding on which console they want and what matters to them. Instead of sounding whiny, you should positively spread the info that makes it worth while so that consumers looking can learn that maybe the features are worth the hit. Other consumers want the best gaming for the money. Choices. Crying “enough already” only makes people look like sore losers and people beating down a system does not help as well.
    (Ugh, feel dirty for writing anything positive for Microsoft.)

  • Ryan Quant

    Look, if you invested in a nice 55-inch TV and you’re somewhat of a techie you will notice and appreciate the difference. I have Far Cry 4 on PS4 (same resolution differences as this game) which looks pretty stunning and then I played it on my brothers Xbox One and it just did not look as sharp.

    • Digi V

      you CAN NOT tell the difference, shut the hell up.

      • Trevor Gowe

        Yes you can. Get a PC.

      • such.wow

        Yes, you can.

        • Protoss X

          get a PC 4k > 1080p

          • such.wow

            You don’t own a 4K monitor, don’t talk from your butt.

    • Protoss X

      4k resolution on PC > 900p resolution on PS4
      source = battlefield hardline good god your stupid if u think 900p vs 720p is bad u haven’t even seen what pc can handle consoles are dead this gen u just wasted money and flushed it down the toilet have fun with the crapstation

      • Rodger Princeton

        well a console is 400 bucks a 4k PC is at least 1200+ And you need a 4K monitor.
        Aren’t you the guy that bought an Alienware.. now that is a waste of money. The PC community makes fun of Alienware all the time. I know because I game on a PC.

      • Fusion_Pirate

        Yeah I’m having fun with my $400 console. How’s that $1,200+ PC working out?

        Also, please let us know what you think of the PC versions of Infamous, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4 and Deep Down! Oh wait, nevermind…

        • Protoss X

          Infamous looks like a ps3 game, bloodborne is just way too damn hard for me to play so i wouldn’t buy it anyway and uncharted 4 isn’t coming out for another year i dunno what deep down is so yeah im good

          ill be playing star wars BattleFront (ULTRA HD) 3847 resolution 60 frames per second, while your ps4 struggles to move around at 900p 30 FPS have fun moving around at 30 fps boy

          • Kylexile

            Infamous could not run on a PS3. You’re an egghead. Glad you’re whining about consoles when I have a PC and all the consoles so I can play all the games.

      • Joshua Pirog

        Consoles have exclusives …blockbuster games…games that aren’t broken beta’s on steam and funded kickstarter projects. How’s the Order 1886 look on PC or Infamous Second Son? Or Killzone Shadow Fall? Or BloodBorne? How well will Uncharted 4 look on PC? Oh wait…you brag about an overpowered 3rd party port box. Enjoy!

    • specially when the less capable console is more expensive and the games cost the same. It is like buying a DVD movie instead of a bluray movie when both are the same price

  • Jason Mounce

    THAT BLOOD SPLATTER FROM WHEN I WASN’T TOO BUSY PUNCHING SCORPION LOOKED MORE PIXELATED THAN WHAT I THINK PS4’S VERSION SHOWS!

  • shredenvain

    Yeah it is quite sad. The game looks sharp on either console. Plus with the game only being upscaled in one direction it looks a lot cleaner than 1600×900.

  • Davarieus Fox

    The game is fun… Damn let the res thing go already!!!

    • Preach

      • The game is a blast, just enjoy the damn thing, if you got the game for either console, why do you give a fuck how the other one looks?

        I blame DF for this nonsense and now they got the nerve to write articles about; “Does resolution matter?”

        When they were the dickheads that started all of this bullshit….

        • Fusion_Pirate

          I think Gearnuke is simply testing the two versions objectively and pointing out that only the PS4 version delivers on the full fidelity as advertised/promised. Totally valid article.

          • Joshua Pirog

            Gearnuke isn’t objective at all. They simply do articles to overstate the fact that the PC is superior. Yes, we know…PC is the best looking of the bunch. Now when PC can push out some exclusives that aren’t underground kickstarter crap I’ll upgrade mine.

  • David

    Lol man people are really reaching to keep the resolution discussions alive. Sad.

    • andy

      Sad? Isn’t it a tiny bit worrying that in 2015 an Unreal 3 engine game still can’t reach full 1080p on Xbone? I would be worried and disappointed with the console since launch, luckily I avoided it like the plague and will continue to do so. When games start making the transition to Unreal engine 4, what do you think that will mean for the Xbone? That it WILL achieve 1080p then? Or maybe they will have to start dropping the quality of games on the platform for its entire life.
      Think back to the PS2 when MGS2 ran at 60fps and then to make MGS3 even more incredible and detailed looking they had to drop it to 30fps. Insomniac games did the same last gen on PS3 with Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time being the last 60fps game before dropping their games to 30fps to push the detail even more.
      Well I got news for you, we are already at this “dropped quality level” on Xbone and since the consoles launch too. If Dead Rising 3 (a 360 looking game with awful muddy textures and and awful frame rate and resolution to boot) ran as bad as it did, do you honestly think a proper next gen Dead Rising 4 will achieve any kind of higher performance levels, regardless how many SDK updates they release for the console?

      Sad indeed like you said.

      • Nick Motsarsky

        What’s sad is your garbage wall of text. I didn’t buy an XB1 for multiplats. I got it for the exclusives like Forza, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Gears, Halo, and Ori. Your point is hence moot. Stfu.

        • Ryan Quant

          He’s got a point. If Microsoft had cheaped out and made weak, outdated hardware for Xbox 360 I highly doubt we would have been playing epic, technically demanding games like GTA 5 on that thing. So you shut your mouth.

        • such.wow

          Ori isn’t an exclusive, it’s on PC. But yeah, get it for the games, though resolution is important, so is fun.

        • Joshua Pirog

          Wake me up when Quantum Break gets an actual release date, when Gears of War gets far enough in development to even show a screenshot and in August Halo 5 still hasn’t been delayed. I own both systems but I’ve been extremely disappointed in Xbox One. Sunset Overdrive was a waste. Ori is the one decent game on the One I play consistently.

      • David

        I mean, if you say so. I’m not really interested in this conversation. Never have been. I just think that tying to tell me it’s not 1080 at a certain angle is reaching. But to each his own.

      • Digi V

        Yeah it is sad there bud. You would NEVEr be able to notice this difference lol. Ever. it’s so stupid.

      • Adam Durham

        I like my pc and xbone for different gaming. Picked up mortal kombat on xbone. It plays great and looks great. I would like to pick up a ps4 for upcomming exclusives. Also to see if the differences in resolution between the systems is worth the stink everyone is making. I predict no, pc will be the only noticeable grfx jump between all 3.

        • GotNews4Ya

          Resolution is only visible when you have a GIANT TV.. If you don’t rock anything above 42″, then you usually don’t notice it.. (When you can, of course). Anyways.. I am the exact opposite as you.. I got my PS4 for all my gaming needs.. I own a PC, but don’t really enjoy the “Exclusives” it has to offer as much.. but then again.. I don’t have the money to constantly invest in upgrades either. I also have an Xbox One.. that I get plenty of exclusives for when they come out.. Or if they have some special mode or something that the PS4 doesn’t have.. like FIFA 15… Its FUT Team or whatever was only on Xbox.. so I got it for Xbox.

      • Marc D

        Dead Rising 3 was a launch title, lol. Games like Dying Light on XB1 look way better just a year and a half later, you dolt. Of course games on XB1 will get much better looking, just look at Quantum Break, Halo 5, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Those all look much better than current gen launch games. I can only imagine what Gears 4 and Forza 6 will look like..

      • The Herald Of GabeN

        MGS2 was 240P and ran 30FPS in outdoors sections. The PS2 was a garbage console with garbage hardware and the only versions of MGS 2 that ran at full 60FPS before the HD collection were the PC and Xbox versions of MGS 2 Subsistance.

        But then a loser like you honestly believes the PS4 is “Next gen”. How hilarious and clueless as usual. I look forward to your panicked droning when the PC version of The Phantom Pain obliterates the POS4 version