Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad thing as a consumer. When the 360 and PS3 launched they rivaled high-end PC GPU's at the time, and sold at a loss because they had the latest technology. This generation they're selling at a profit because they're using the equivalent of mid-range PC components.
Hell, I bought and ATi 5850 4 years ago that has more compute power than the PS4 and Xbox One.
At launch the 360, PS3 supported 720p, now it's 7-8 years later and we're hearing some of the games at launch will still only do 720p.
But wouldn't mid range PC components still cost around £1000 to build a base unit regardless?
Plus as far as I am aware with the two APU's that both MS and Sony are using, are hardly off the shelf parts?