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PS4 browser beats out Xbox One


Technology website AnandTech has run two speed tests on Next Generation console's internet browsers and the PS4 came out on top.

Now when it comes to things such as this I'm not 100 percent knowledgable, so when I tell you that the first test was run using Sunspider, a benchmark suite that aims to measure JavaScript performance, I've no real idea what I'm talking about. However it seems that this website does, and found the PlayStation 4 return a significantly faster speed than Microsoft's machine (1,027.40 vs. 2,360.90, with the lower speed being the best and belonging to PS4, therefore making it twice as fast).

The second test used Kracken by Mozilla and once again the PS4 came out on top with a score of 22,768.70 vs. the five times slower Xbox One, which managed 111,892.50.

On the negative side for PS4, being so fast comes at the cost of more power consumption, so Googling made add a little bit more to your electricity bill.

It is perhaps somewhat surprising that a company known for its hardware and games, can beat out a company that specialises in all things software, but then Microsoft is responsible for Internet Explorer, which isn't regarded the greatest browser in the world.

Via, TSA.

Edited On 21 Nov, 2013

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Steersy 3 years ago
My understanding is the PS4 browser is utter rubbish. I'm not overly concerned about the speed of the browsers as I am only using my console....as a console. This just sounds like Troll Fuel. I'm getting a PS4, but wish happiness to all my Xbone brothers and sisters. let's all enjoy the next generation and maybe, just maybe be happy for each other. This fanboy shit is pretty dull :-) (for the record for all Wii U types, I wish gaming joy to you - mmmm inclusive)
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Old Timer 3 years ago
As I just said in the Xbox One Reviews Round Up news, more evidence of the fanboy culture creeping into Shopto? ;-) have fun people!
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Turak64 3 years ago
How to beat the fanboys.. BUY ALL THE CONSOLES! I'll probably get round to getting both the XB1 & PS4, but it's gonna be hard which one to chose first... I'll still with my Wii U this year and pick up one of them in Jan/Feb/Mar.... though the browser speed wont be a factor (cause I doubt it'll be the functionally of the Wii U browser!)
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LEVI 3 years ago
Hardly fanboy stuff is it? Fanboy stuff is saying "Sony beats M$" before having actually seen either console. Fanboy stuff is saying "Microsoft has a better launch lineup" when all you have to go by is a selection of opinions from reviewers. This is an article comparing two totally comparable features with stats. There's no opinion, or bias, so how can this be called fanboy stuff?
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Kuzz 3 years ago
Greatest browser in the world? Noooooo lol!
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ALLAN 3 years ago
yawn.
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Dead 3 years ago
Does either of them run Flash, because that's the only thing that i would be bothered about.
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Steersy 3 years ago
Levi, I was insinuating that Fan boys will crow over anything, not that the article itself was published in order to facilitate them. Apologies for not being clearer. From the current generation it is apparent that these people will argue their piece of hardware is better than anyone else's on the smallest matter. Turak64, I'll be getting an Xbone when they release the inevitable slim line version and have some platform specific titles that I just can't do without.
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Tom 3 years ago
no need to be apologetic steersy, you clearly called it troll fuel which makes the point you were getting at perfectly well. Levi is just defending his latest piece of fanboy ammo that he is probably posting all over the internet right now and just needed to reassure himself that the browsers on next gen were more important than what they are. Really, nobody cares...
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Steersy 3 years ago
amusingly put, Tom
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RICHARD 3 years ago
@ old timer how is this reporting evidence of the fanboy culture creeping into Shopto isn't shopto just reporting tests & reviews from other main sites. makes me laugh that when people see negative reports or reviews of their console of choice they call fanboyism don't forget the PS4 launch line up didn't really break any review records either (is there any such thing as review records? lol)
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LEVI 3 years ago
errr excuse me Tom? Actually, I work in journalism, I was highlighting that there's a big difference between a baited story, for example "PS eye Vs Kinect camera quality" which is DESIGNED to get people arguing in the comments, and this. There is no room for argument here, fact are facts. I wish we could all just grow up and move on. I don't give two shits about browsing the internet on a console, it's something I've never done on my PS3 or 360. Thats why I have a PC and an iPad. I have no interest in browsing the net on my PS4 OR my Xbox One. I don't fall on either side of the fence here, so before you get all butt hurt that I didn't run in to defend either console, take a step back and look at what I'm actually saying before you try and bring me down to your level. If I ever engaged it this petty fanboy shit I'd stop gaming all together.
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
What the fuck are you talking about here people? The article is great news indeed since PS3's browser is god awful! AND new browser is better than IE which is hardly a surprise...
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
I hardly ever uses the browser on my PS3, so I don't think PS4 will be any different
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nanor 3 years ago
Just because it's faster doesn't make it any better. A lightning fast browser is useless if the UI is atrocious. I've never seen the attraction of surfing the net on a console but I have tried it and it was a woeful experience on both the 360 and PS3.
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RTLF 3 years ago
@ Old Timer, its hard to take your accusation seriously when their website has Xbox One advertisements plastered all over it(and has had for some time now) yet barely a sign of PS4. Go to the main page, its in the bg and its the first item on the slideshow. PS4 isn't even in the slideshow...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Dude if Shopto are "Fanboy" for anything it is the Xbox
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Old Timer 3 years ago
@ RTLF ... I'm not talking about Shopto's site, of course they will advertise Xbox One and all other consoles, it would be suicide not to. Like the comment I made in Shopto's "Xbox One Review Round Up" .. Certain members of Shopto's staff ( You only have to look on Twitter to see what I mean ) definitely favour Sony, very rarely do they post anything positive about Xbox One. When they post the Xbox One reviews on here, they always seem to pick the most "Average" one's. I'm not the first to comment on this, not on here or sites like Twitter. At the end of the day I'm not having a go, I'll buy what I like, the same as most on here I bet, I just find it a shame that certain members of a great site like this seem to be very one sided with their views which is fine in one sense but does come over as very fanboyish! each to their own though. Just check Twitter and read through the comments on here to see what I mean. Anyway, I'm off down the pub with a few mates getting ready for the midnight launches, for those going, have fun and be safe.
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cerberuz 3 years ago
I've been saying it for ages now, Shopto.net News is clearly biased towards Playstation, and for a site that relies on customers of all gaming platforms that's very poor! Maybe Shopto.net directors need to get some additional content writers in who are fans of gaming in general and unbiased.
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RTLF 3 years ago
"of course they will advertise Xbox One and all other consoles" Really?...... this week they finally started putting up PS4 adverts as for the last few months solid its been Xbox One adverts only. The site isn't biased at all they're a business. As for particular individuals being biased, thats rubbish too, I believe the person you are referring to actually owns both consoles, one has clearly impressed him more than the other as the other feels very unfinished and buggy. Listen to the latest podcasts and he explains why... seems fair enough to me...

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