Originally Posted by Agamemnon
There's only so much they can do while keeping it within a price range that people can actually afford. You can't expect them to come out with a $300-500 machine that rivals the specs of a $2000 gaming rig. Plus consoles always have a massive advantage in terms of software optimization.
Yeah, but at least my recollection of the last gen is they were fairly close to the edge vs what you could do with PC at the time.
Right now we're looking at "next gen" consoles that would be flat outperformed by a $150-$200 pc graphics card.
Seriously, I've got a 4+ year old graphics card that rivals what these "next gen" consoles can do.
Part of it is that progress in GPUs has slowed. But the other part is that these consoles aren't pushing nearly as hard on performance as they could be.