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Harrison: Gigaflops and teraflops don’t matter – Xbox One has the best games

Microsoft’s interactive entertainment boss has once again downplayed the perceived tech advantage PS4 has over Xbox One.

Every platform I’ve ever been involved in somebody has said ‘oh, this has got more gigaflops or more teraflops than the other one,’ and at the end of the day it never really matters,” former PlayStation boss Phil Harrison told Edge.

It’s all about having the best games and having the most impressive experiences, and clearly Xbox One has the best games.

Any time that you ask a developer – including, by the way, our own internal studios – in the run up to launch of a console you’re going to get a slightly nuanced answer because the operating system’s not finished, the performance of the machine’s not locked, and as you may be aware we can increase CPU and GPU capability on Xbox One.

So I think it’s impossible to draw any conclusions from that based on pre-launch unfinished hardware and unfinished operating systems. It’s about having the best game experiences and the widest possible set of content that people want to play.”

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