The Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Face-Off On The Comic-Con Show Floor

In this corner, we have Microsoft's Xbox One, with games like Ryse: Son of Rome and Killer Instinct. In the same corner, we've got the PlayStation 4 with Driveclub, Knack and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. The first public hands-on for both upcoming consoles is underway.

Though Microsoft has an Xbox Lounge set up up at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the real battle is being waged on the show floor, in the crowded gaming front end of the convention hall, as Capcom, Popcap, Namco Bandai and Nintendo gather to watch. The lines around the booths were growing steadily, and last night was only preview night, where shopping is emphasised over sightseeing.

Judging from fan reaction and activity in the booths alone, the PS4 would seem to have the edge, but again Microsoft has split its forces. Also, you can fit a lot more people into a booth when you aren't demoing a Kinect game.

Today the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con officially starts, so we'll see how the booths fare with panels and other distractions in full swing. E3 was important to Sony and Microsoft, but here, where there are more fans than game journos — this is the true test.


    "Also, you can fit a lot more people into a booth when you aren’t demoing a Kinect game."

    Are MS demoing a Kinect game?

    Anyone know if all the xbones were hooked up to kinect at comic con? or at any of the other recent events for that matter.

    Last edited 19/07/13 3:58 pm

      You would assume so - it doesn't work without it, does it?

        THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE! *adjusts tin foil hat*

    Is it even the actual xbox one they are playing or is it just pc's with gamepads like E3?

      Not to put a damper on the Xbox Hate Train, but that was confirmed to only be a single game, and it was the developer's decision, not Microsoft.

        really? got a link for that? I just read at multiple sources that ms didn't have an xbox one being used at all just pc's

          I read only foroza was running of an actual Xbox at E3

    I've never heard of Octodad: Dadliest Catch? I am guessing it's an indie game?

    I like the look of ryse so far...meh to the other line up.....also never heard that like octomums husband or something?

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