Xbox One vs. PS4 console wars parodied on South Park

Animated show pokes fun at gamers raging on about next-generation platform superiority.

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With the PlayStation 4 release less than 24 hours away, the debate about superiority between PS4 and Xbox One is likely to reach new levels of heated argument. This debate boiled over to the latest episode of South Park, "Black Friday," which poked fun at some of the arguments gamers are making for and against the next-generation systems.

Check out the full clip below. The PS4 launches tomorrow, while the Xbox One will be released next Friday, November 22.

Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone even weighed in on the Xbox One vs. PS4 debate at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. Asked which platform he would buy this holiday, Parker, replying for himself and Stone, said, "Both. We're rich. We don't have that problem."

South Park is no stranger to video game parodies, having dedicated an entire episode to World of Warcraft in 2006. Stone and Parker are also collaborating with Obsidian Entertainment on South Park: The Stick of Truth, which will be released in March 2014 for current-generation consoles and PC.

Discussion

236 comments
GLOK1132
GLOK1132

That is awesome.  Southpark should be the measure that all fame is judged.  If it is big enough to be on Southpark, then it is a big deal.

Phooey442
Phooey442

Some fanboys actually think this is laughing with them not at them. haha

Jaxith
Jaxith

I don't watch South Park.  ...But this I like.

timthegem
timthegem

The Playstation controller really is better. I have a Xbox controller for my PC and it feels like I'm holding a phone book.

Darkfibre
Darkfibre

Brilliant. Puts it all into context.


Blankkus
Blankkus

People, just don't forget to pick up your Buraku Friday Bandoru!!

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

and when will stick of truth actually release? it wont be on either of the consoles they're fighting over?

tightwad34
tightwad34

It's extra funny to me because I've been commenting lately on how bad the wars have got and how they are one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. This episode had me cracking up pretty much the whole time and that hasn't happened for a little while. Also, the fact that it was so damn good and funny makes me think they actually took more than a week to make it. Like maybe they started the episode early and then finished it this week.  I mean, they knew the consoles were already coming and about the stupid wars and GOT isn't new. Still, I could never do it better myself given any amount of time and this is one of the best episodes I have ever seen.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

I kind of expected it to go something like:

XBoned:  Less Filling!

PS4:  Tastes great!

C-THREE
C-THREE

Not trying to stir the pot or anything but I was found it funny  when cartman was talking to the star trek kids and they claimed that the xbox one had superior frame rates.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

haha was a great episode but it looks like it will be continued next week?

I hope it will be.

rufusamatrix
rufusamatrix

Waiting for the episode that parodies Gamespot comments...!

soulless4now
soulless4now

I need to catch up with the new season. Mainly to see Butters. 

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

If I *did* want to get a console, I'd get the PS4, but umm... not because of the controller.

NoAngle
NoAngle

and why is this funny?


this why i never get south park, they just say very not funny stuff with a funny voice,,,

Paul2004
Paul2004

As soon as i saw the ep description, i knew this was gonna happen XD. South Park has always taken the P!$$ outta everything and everyone, no exceptions so it was only a matter of time before they hit this :). Soon the real one starts....let the chaos begin !

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

My wife watched it last night.... She finally understood why I don't get into conversations about systems with the people at Gamestop.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Forget about the controller! The PS4 IS graphically superior (1080p). XD

moesuir
moesuir

As a longtime troll, this Gamespot article deeply offends me. Is this how you view us!

Turico187
Turico187

That show is still going on?

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

If its on a south park thats mean its pathetic and stupid, and thats how it is if you are one sided uneducated fanboy which only can troll without any significant explanations and so on :) giving my respect to south park :)

Hurvl
Hurvl

That clip was quite smart and funny while highlighting how ridiculously serious people perceive this choice to be. I'm a PC and singleplayer only gamer, so I don't care what anyone says or plays. That doesn't matter to me. I want my favorite games to earn as much success as I think they deserve, so that there might be a sequel or similar game in the future, but that's all. 

I've watched several movies that bombed at the box office and thought that it was sad that not more people liked them as much as I did, but that doesn't change my opinion about them. I'm just glad that someone made that movie, even if they won't get much for it.

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

Really? Eddie is doing recaps of last nights TV shows now, WTF is this.. IMDB? Seriously Eddie, get your shit together and stop posting these non-gaming shit articles.

megakick
megakick

Sad my smart phone is a 1.7 GHZ  QAUD APC

megakick
megakick

It is sad my smartphone is 1080p and PS4 and XBOX ONE isn't. Sad day for console games...

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

That was just excellent. Man, that made me laugh. I wish more shows would do this...

BuBsay
BuBsay

There is one argument in the gaming world stupider than console wars though, and you can only find it in the deepest, darkest, saddest reaches of PC gaming.


the AMD fanboys vs. Nvidia fanboys.

epicalex95
epicalex95

I personally prefer the xbox controller, but that's just my opinion.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@soulless4now it hasnt been great so far, this has been the best episode, and I'm saying that from a neutral point of view, not as a gamer

Zloth2
Zloth2

@moesuir Longtime?  LONGTIME!?  ROFL!  I guess that's just how you Gamespot trolls are, huh?

tightwad34
tightwad34

@BuBsay I would have thought it was the whole PC master race snobbery thing. That's almost on par with the stupidity of the console wars.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@BuBsay  

I would say that one is just as silly, but then there's no measurement for silliness really.

Stinger78
Stinger78

@BuBsay In a way 360 vs PS3 was the same debate.

360 was AMD/ATI and PS3 was Nvidia, and quite a few 'lens of truth' showed just that.

megakick
megakick

@BuBsay  Nvidia card is more stable and has higher FPS AVG...

loafofgame
loafofgame

@epicalex95 No, no, I don't think you understand how things work. You should rage now...

bholmes754
bholmes754

@megakick @vicsrealms and your cable box does what your xbone can do...except potentially spy on you with kinect and have the potential to open back up to DRM. But its all good

jaydubya
jaydubya

@megakick So how much did that phone cost then? Most proper smartphones ar $ 400+ when off contract. Also graphically, they are still incomparable to PS4 and X1. The number of shaders and raw polycount is way lower.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@ninjamuffinlive I know. What the hell are they getting at anyway? You cannot compare phone games to console games. Just doesn't work or make sense.

LordCrisp
LordCrisp

@FallenOneX @BuBsay Intel vs AMD isn't really a ting anymore, since AMD can't keep up at all... Kinda sad though, since by heart I'm more for AMD, but I'm simply not gonna sit on a slower rig just because of a name