Yakuza Zero PS4 vs PS3 Screenshot Comparison – 1080p vs 720p; Time to Drop that PS3, Sega

on February 25, 2015 12:11 PM

The demo of Yakuza Zero has been released on the Japanese PlayStation Store giving us a glimpse on how the game looks both on PS4 and PS3.

Below you can check out nine screenshots in which we tried to reproduce pretty much the same scene, showing how the old generation version stacks against the new gen one.  As usual, click on each screenshot to open a full resolution version and check out the differences in detail.

For each pair the PS4 version will be on top, followed by the PS3 version under it.

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By observing the screenshots above in their sized down version, you’ll probably notice that the two versions look quite similar, and you’ll start spotting difference only when watching the full size version. That’s is, indeed, because the PS4 and PS3 version do look very similar.

The game has better texture on Sony’s new console, which runs in full native 1080p, while Sega had to use a rather evident full screen blur effect to fend off aliasing in the PS3 version, which is displayed in 720p. Yet, it’s rather obvious that Sony’s veteran console held back the new one.

While the game definitely doesn’t look bad, and shows a limited degree of visual improvement from Yakuza Ishin, it’s hard not to wonder just how better Yakuza Zero‘s Kamurocho could look if Sega finally ditched the PS3.

It’s understandable that the publisher wants to recoup development costs by selling to a wider installed base, especially considering that there are only 1,143,542 PS4 in Japan.

Maybe it’s time to start developing with worldwide releases in mind. Almost 20 million PS4 are definitely enough to ditch the old PS3 and finally show us a more detailed, current generation Tokyo.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.