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The Xbox One has close to ten times the power of the Xbox One, Microsoft Game Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer has confirmed, following his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Spencer was on the chat show to demo the Xbox One, but he mistakenly said the console had only three times the power of the Xbox 360. He quickly took to Twitter to correct his error.

"I made a mistake," he wrote. "[Performance] depends on exactly what you are doing with the system," Spencer explained. "For purely local compute functions closer to 10x + Cloud."

"Cloud gives more, cloud really depends on game. Dedicated servers, async compute etc. gives devs more options. 10x is local."

Spencer also denied widespread rumours that the Xbox One has been downgraded.

"No downgrading of power," he wrote. "I've seen same rumour, not sure where that comes from. Feeling good about visuals at E3 from kits."

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Whilst Spencer was quick to correct his mistake using Twitter, it's more difficult to get that message over to the millions of potential customers who now think the Xbox One is only three times the power of the Xbox 360.

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X1 is 10 times more powerful than the X1? LOL typo
Posted 18:38 on 19 June 2013
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alphafour@ FordGTGuy

And launches in the UK for.. £149... £229... £429... haha! Blubbering idiot! If you can't get your numbers right first time, Phil, don't be an exec! Plenty of people out there to fill your shoes, matey.
Posted 14:36 on 18 June 2013

BrySkye@ Endless

Absolutely, and that is where I, quite frankly, always have my doubts.
There's almost always a bit of smoke and mirrors going on for the majority of games at shows like E3 and especially at the moment, the likes of Microsoft and Gearbox haven't done much to inspire trust from me.

I just feel more confident that there isn't as much of it when it's running on actual console hardware. If it's not, I keep some salt on stand-by for pinching.
Posted 13:12 on 18 June 2013
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I personally dont give a damn as long as the products demoed are accurately reproduced in my living room.
Posted 12:58 on 18 June 2013

BrySkye@ FordGTGuy

You can have a bit more of a sense of humour.

As for calling it a 'rumour', it was only ever said that a number of Xbox One titles were running on PC hardware, which is true as you've just pointed out yourself.
Battlefield 4 is an EA game that was running on PC hardware at the Xbox One target of 60fps at 1080p.

Never was it said that they were all running on PC's.

Heck, did you even read the first 3 paragraphs of the article you linked to?
Suffice to say, it's somewhat dismaying and very concerning that the majority of Xbox One games we saw at E3 were not actually running on console hardware, to the point where we were wondering whether the title of this article was somewhat disingenuous."

Sarcastic humour aside, pardon me for also being just a bit weary of 'targeted specs', given the history of the PS3's early 'gameplay' videos, or how Aliens: Colonial Marines actually turned out.

Sorry to be just a tad aggressive, but I don't exactly appreciate being called an idiot in a post that contains rather blatant contradictions...
Posted 12:55 on 18 June 2013
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FordGTGuy@ BrySkye

Would you guys stop spreading misinformation like a bunch of idiots?

Johnathan Blow is such a asshole for starting this stupid rumor.

Forza Motorsport 5

"Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 5 the most high profile title we saw that was visibly operating on the actual unit." - Digital Foundry

Project Spark

1080p resolution is confirmed, and the game was running on an Xbox One dev kit." - Digital Foundry


"Yes, there's no doubt about it - this is definitely running on "real deal" Xbox One hardware." - Digital Foundry

Killer Instinct

"The Xbox One hardware is visibly active, almost certainly pushing out 1080p at 60 frames per second.." - Digital Foundry


"Another key title we can confirm running directly from Xbox One hardware.." - Digital Foundry

PCs running at target specs:

Battlefield 4

"1080p at 60FPS is being targeted on Xbox One, and also 64 players in multiplayer - both of which set it apart from previous console versions. When pressed, the Microsoft reps admitted it's running from a debug environment designed to the console's specs." - Digital Foundry

Dead Rising 3

"It's not running on actual Xbox One hardware, and the staff on-site describes the hardware platform as a "PC debugging environment"." - Digital Foundry
Posted 11:11 on 18 June 2013


"Feeling good about visuals at E3 from kits."

Kits, he says.
Would that be the HP PC's running Windows 7 with top-end Nvidia GTX 700 series cards? :P
Posted 11:01 on 18 June 2013
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FordGTGuy@ reynoldio

It's called a nervous mistake, are you telling me you've never made one?
Posted 10:50 on 18 June 2013
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And why did he say 3? Why would 3 come to mind if it's ten? The 3 figure must have come from somewhere...
Posted 10:19 on 18 June 2013
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