Sony also seems to be smaller than Xbone:
XB1: 34.3 x 26.3 x 8 => 7,200 cm3
PS4: 30.5 x 27.5 x 5.3 => 4,400 cm3
So PS4 is 63% smaller than Xbone.
AND its power supply is intenral, while Microsoft opted for external brick.
But how come eh? Probably because Sony is (still, sigh) a hardware company and not a monopolist with oversized marketing department...
Now expect shit storms of FUD by Micro$oft "to compensate".
smaller does not mean better.
I prefer bigger consoles. and I prefer external power supply.
Dude I've got a mobile phone for ya:
But seriously, how on earth you could state that?
Xbone is said to have 7790 GPU, PS4 is said to have 7850. (go check benchmarks on what that means).
PS4 is said to have GDDR3 ram which has 2.6 times throughput of DDR5 used by Microsoft.
The argument I've heard about "bigger is better" was that bigger coolers are somehow inherently quieter than smaller ones.
Let me enlighten you: while it is easier to keep it quiet with bigger coolers, "bigger = quieter" is not even REMOTELY the case, take any Noctua's cooler and see how it fares against bigger nonames.
Sony's PS3 consumed TIMES MORE energy than Xbox360, yet it was MUCH quieter at the same time. Ok?
Nobody knows how good new consoles would be but tell me a single reason to expect Sony's hardware to be inferior to Microsoft's given recent history...