Xbox Executive Albert Penello sat down with OXM to talk about the Xbox One and what gamer’s want from the system. Penello told OXM  the following,

“The problem is that Sony decided to go out and publish a bunch of numbers, which are in some ways meaningless, because this isn’t like 1990, when it was 16-bit versus 32-bit. They actually go out and they talk about how proud they are about their off-the-shelf parts. Our guys’ll say, we touched every single component in the box and everything there is tweaked for optimum performance.”   

Penello believes that in the end consumers will choose the console  for the games and not the specs of the system. “Here’s what you care about, you bought a system to play great games and have great experiences, I feel like our games and experiences are going to be every bit as good, if not better, technically–on top of all the magic we’re going to add with the instant switching, and the power of the cloud.” Penello commented.

Penollo would rather not have a conversation about how the PS4 and the  Xbox One compare in terms of hardware because he believes that “its not going to matter.”  Penello closed with this statement:

“I heard this exact same argument last generation and it’s a pointless argument, because people are debating things which they don’t know about. They’re not [head silicon engineer] Nick Baker or [corporate vice president of IEB hardware Todd Holmdahl], and I’m not [lead PS4 architect] Mark Cerny, so why are we having this discussion?”   

Source: GameSpot