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Is The Next Generation Closer Than We Think?

MasonicGamer.com - DmC: Devil May Cry has just been delayed. Originally due to hit shelves this holiday season, we’re now being told that Dante’s latest adventure won’t reach us until the beginning of next year. DmC joins the ever-growing list of titles that won’t be entertaining us this Christmas – titles such as Bioshock Infinite, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and the new Tomb Raider game. Could this sudden glut of delays be indicative of a new console generation just around the corner?

Both Microsoft and Sony have denounced the possibility of showing new hardware at E3 2012. However, any poker player will tell you that letting others know what’s in your hand is the worst thing to do before you make your play – there’s a strong possibility that one of these companies is bluffing and hoping the other won’t call them on it. People always seem to rate the major console makers based on their keynote presentations, so a surprise console announcement would surely be the biggest news at t...

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Akuma-1978d ago

Yeah, "the last of us"

mushroomwig1978d ago

The Last Of Us will be incredible but it's not a "next" generation game, it's a current gen game.

Ck1x1978d ago

This would totally kill the sales of both the ps3 or 360, so why would either company do something like this right now or at e3?

mushroomwig1978d ago

That's like saying announcing the PS3 and 360 would kill sales for the PS2 and Xbox. It's got to happen at some point.

Ck1x1978d ago

@mushroomwig: but you don't announce new systems when the current ones are still selling extremely well though! That's a bad business practice doing something that crazy.

DA_SHREDDER1978d ago

it wouldn't be counter productive if they dropped the price to ps3's, and launching a new system at $299. I'm not buying anything over that price point. Including games and warranty, you're looking at $400 bucks easy

DwightOwen1978d ago

Have fun waiting until 2017 if that's as much as you're willing to spend. Sony and Microsoft can't afford to sell their next consoles at a loss the way they have been for the past decade.

Nintendo wisely attended to the non-traditional gamer market until the price of hardware came down to a point where they now stand to make immediate profits on the Wii U, and will showcase the most powerful home console for the next 3-4 years. That's how long it going to be until consoles capable of doing what my PC can (Battlefield 3 maxed @ 1080p running 50-60 FPS) make it to your price bracket.

Why else do you think this generation of consoles has gone on longer than any other? The hardware is too damn expensive!

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1977d ago

That's one reason why consoles have to forge their own way. They can't keep-up with PCs.

And a reason it's dangerous that gamers demand them to be mini PCs, and thwart every attempt for consoles to differentiate themselves from the Powerhouse PCs around them.

They got to bring something new or something good, cause the graphics can't beat PC.

WeskerChildReborned1978d ago

It would slow down the sales but i think they will still be selling cause they would be cheaper than PS4 or Xbox 8.

fllysurfer1978d ago

I have the impression that the next generation will be a stepping stone... not a full jump but rather an interim mark. Producing a full blown powerhouse was Sonys last mistake, Xbox wont risk it... and we know what the Wii U is... meh... not very excited.

DwightOwen1978d ago

It will be, and its going to cost AT LEAST $600.00 this time to buy in, and the graphical improvements will only be noticeable to the trained eye.

The arms race of selling hardware at a loss between Sony and Microsoft has to end at some point.

PygmelionHunter1978d ago

Next generation is such a lame pair of words, specially after the last console bunch we got, what with all the controversy about the Wii being significantly less powerful than its competitors, I felt nothing next-genish in other consoles aside from overpriced DLC, if anything, the Wii was kind of a fresh idea, just pushed a bit too much into its limit with lots of games to which motion controllers were unnecessary.

Now fanboys all over the internet will deny any evidence there is that would make the Wii U a next gen console, while in reality which seems like a far, distant place from fanboy land, consoles are no match and will never match what a PC can do in terms of raw power.

Next gen is certainly a crappy choice of words.

BattleAxe1977d ago

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