Submitted by fathoms 626d ago | opinion piece

Why Is A 10-Year Lifespan A Bad Thing?

It seems like everyone laughs at Sony's claims of a 10-year lifespan for their platforms, but why? Bad memory, perhaps...the PS2 lasted...yep, 10 years. (PS3)

Garrison  +   626d ago
This is something that's completely baffling to me as well. It's sad to say that gamers, in contrast to fans of other hobbies and entertainment fans seem to be quite cheap and whinny.
Ohh.. but they also want a beast of system with high production costs for just 200 bucks.
Just saying..
I bet most people who want new systems out here won't even have the cash for em when they drop. And when they do, then we'll hear the same "OMG my new system doesn't have games!" comments , rinse and repeat.

I guess some people can't be happy with what they got, can't go to sleep if their system isn't "The BeST EVAR!".

I appreciate the good stuff don't get me wrong, but I'm in here for the games wherever they are.
brew  +   626d ago
Some people think that Sony means 10 years between console releases when they say 10 year lifespan , which in their minds would mean a holiday 2016 release , lol. That's probably why they laugh or refuse to believe that would happen. They don't know any better.

Putting the obvious aside , some hardcore gamers are craving better visuals or game performance (or both) , as well as a feature heavy integrated PSN with cross/party chat. There's nothing wrong with that imo.
Tvensky  +   626d ago
I dont see any problem with 10 years... who sayd there cant be any other console out.. ps2 was and is still supported.. I can still go and buy it in the store brand new (maybe just like brand new :)) and find all games I need :) awesome for that old kind of console... ps3 can live 4 more years with no problem.. meantime ps4 could be out just like ps2 and ps3 lived together for a couple of years... Sony meant that they will look after it for 10 years.. that is how I understand it.. it dosnt meant that every console must come out after 10 years....
#3 (Edited 626d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Tapioca Cold  +   626d ago
Wow... thanks for stating the obvious. We couldn't formulate that argument by ourselves.

It's none of your business what Sony decides to do!!!!!!

If a company wants to make money for ten years on a product, why is that even an issue? It's common sense.


Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

This Week's New Releases in the US - 9/1/14

6m ago - Here is Middle of Nowhere Gaming's weekly edition of new releases in North America. Which games a... | PC

The Walking Dead – Pinball FX2 Table Review - TXH

6m ago - James writes "Zen Studios have spotted another successful franchise to transform into a Pinball F... | PC

NHL 15 Demo Impressions - Chet & Jon

26m ago - With its superb production values and self-assured slickness, NHL 15 looks all set to be a reliab... | Xbox 360

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War & Nightmare coming to PlayStation 4

26m ago - Gematsu: "Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War & Nightmare, first announced last month, is coming... | PS4

Need Cash? (US Only)

Now - How would it feel to have your money struggles solved by this time tomorrow? We give fast loans from $100-$10,000+, and repayment terms up to 60 mo... | Promoted post

EA UFC – The Best Post-Launch Support Ever?

27m ago - With its second free content patch, has EA Sports UFC received the best post-launch support ever? | PS4