Many are wondering about the difference in specifications between Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Sony’s PlayStation 4 system, curious about which console is the most powerful. A couple of select Japanese game developers believe they’re not so far apart.

Japanese game developers Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune both believe that the processing power of both systems is almost a mirror image.

“There’s no real difference between them,” said Mikami as he spoke to Edge magazine. “When Xbox One was first announced it had lower specs than PS4, but now they’re almost identical.”

Meanwhile, Inafune added, “I don’t think there’s a major difference between them. If you get down to the tiny details then maybe each is better at one thing than the other, but it doesn’t really impact the way you make a game.”

He added, “It’s not like PS4 or Xbox One are particularly hard to develop for. Quite the opposite: you can make whatever you want on either one, and that should be enough for anyone.”

Both systems will be released in U.S. retail next month, with the PlayStation 4 arriving on November 15 and the Xbox One releasing a week later, on November 22. No doubt we’ll see some head-to-head comparisons of different games soon after that.

Source: Computer and Video Games