After a long several year cycle, the seventh generation of consoles is starting to come to an end. Just on the horizon there are several new gaming consoles by new and old gaming companies alike. 2013 looks to be a very promising year for gamers.
Nope, I'm sticking with my PS3 until it dies.
If you keep your PS3 over a PS4 you must be crazy.
I'm a day 1'r myself, so I'm gonna be getting whatever looks appetizing. Steambox and Ouya are gonna have to do some SERIOUS ground work to convince me though. I'm going to need solid evidence that they can provide something I don't have. I have a Gaming PC with Steam on it, so I don't know how the Steambox is going to win me over. Also, for the Ouya, I don't want some little cheap gaming system that was funded with a few mil. They both need to get somekind of exclusive games that make me want to play them specifically.
I, unlike some people, am open to any new system. It is the games after all that trump the name on the box that contains the hardware. I just hope the next E3 is much better than the last few.
I'm not keeping my PS3 over a PS4. I'm simply waiting to buy a PS4 when I feel its necessary. The PS3 hasn't even peaked yet. The Last of Us is proof of that. Whats the point in me getting a PS4 when the console I already have hasn't even been maxed out yet?
Wii U: X. Still not impressed by anything it has to offer so far. steambox: X. Never been a fan of PC gaming or any valve game, so I could care less about them... xbox Durango: X. If it's really expanding on the kinect tech, then definitely a NO. PS4/ Orbis: Been happy since the psone till now, so I'm sticking with Sony for sure.
@sofresh412 Well I'm the same way! The Steambox isn't really targeted at gamers who have a PC instead towards console players who will finally have easy way of getting into PC games by buying a dedicated console by Valve and not having to no shit about how anything works. Thats the turnkey solution for gamers who dont know much. Just buy it turn it on and play games which is all some people know how to do and that's the way those gamers like it. Steam is great and so are the deals. Lots of people might like Steam more than Xbox because its free, no adds, great UI. Also no 40k game patches either for those great developers who don't want to spend that much.
As much as I would love it I highly doubt PS4 will release next year. I'm thinking more 2014.
Agree, but they said with gaikai you can play ps4 caliber graphics on a ps3, or other streaming device. Gaikai and other streaming services will only need to upgrade hardware on their end.
Not unless you want to wait for the PS4's library to grow and the console itself to drop in price. The PS3 will still be supported, so it's a logical move. Probably what I'll be doing.
I will probably be tempted to upgrade to a PS4 once I see one. The Steambox is going to be the other console that I will be getting, provided it gets released in Canada. I could care less about the next Xbox or Ouya.
I bought all 3 console at launch this gen. Never again. I'll be waiting at least a year or so before jumping onboard next gen. Too few games, too many bugs, too many hardware issues, too high a price = no incentive to upgrade. And besides, if previous gens are anything to go by we're not going to be seeing anything early next gen that can't be done with current hardware. Even developers are cautioning gamers already to not expect a big leap in the games next gen. And if they stopped making games for the 360 and PS3 today, it would still probably take me a couple of years to get through the backlog of games I want to play. But we'll have to see. If the next gen offers something more than just a prettier game to keep the pixel counters happy I may consider getting on-board sooner.
I wasn't happy with 2/3 of the consoles in the 7th gen. This time, I'm sticking with PC while the 8th gen consoles mature a little. This time I'm playing it closer to the chest and only getting the systems worth bothering with. You can shove your "I buy e'rry console when they release cause I'm not teh fanboy" crap. I'm an adult and I am FAR from having the time to waste with THREE simultaneous systems. I want unique, quality titles like Infamous, Demon's Souls, LBP, etc.
@Army_of_Darknes The phrase is "I couldn't care less"!!! "I could care less" implies that you have some interest. What is wrong with people using this phrase incorrectly? It's almost as annoying as the your/you're thing. On topic, I will be buying a PS4 day one, kinda given up on Xbox considering how much they shaft their customers.
graphics whore. Future of earth, bad future...
I've learned not to be an early adopter anymore. The PS3 taught me that. I will wait at least a year. Cheaper systems with more features and cheaper and bigger library of games. That and probably will wait until a franchise I want to play it on comes out on it first. Here's hoping for Uncharted 4.
if you buy a console next gen instead of a pc you must be crazy...
I'm all in Day one for 720 if it arrives next holiday. We've seen these articles for the last year about how ready people are, but I guarantee people will change their minds after E3 when they see it really about to go down. At the end of the day it will come down to what is offered at launch. I feel like Nintendo wasnt really ready to go all in when they launched the Wii-U. If they had launched with a new Wii Sports, Super Mario 3D, and a Mario Kart all with next gen graphics that launch would have been ridiculous. As it is you literally have what may be the biggest releases of AAA games coming in the next 6 months of ANY gen. Between the current gen of the PS3 and the 360 gamers are in for an amazing year. But come next holiday, people are going to be going bat crazy trying to upgrade to next gen. It going to be some great times for gamers in 2013..i personally can't wait for it all to go down. Evil
I think I'll wait for a year after the new consoles launch. I'd love to have a new console but if it launches with few games I'm interested in then I wouldn't be able to play it often. Plus launch prices are usually high. I am happy with the playstation brand so it's my first choice. If there's another console with interesting exclusive games then I'd get it too....after a year.
@marcus...not really its best for some people to wait that way you can make sure some of the major bugs get fixed...i didnt get a ps3 until 2008 and it didnt bother me at all...for the 1st time i am with logic on this somewhat....maybe a year after release i will get a ps4....so maybe in 2014 and if its released by 2014 mid 2015 will be when i update
I just thought it was necessary to to say that this might be the first time I've ever agreed with Army_of_Darkness, aside from the awesomeness of his screen name.
Day 1 PS3 with BC, never regretted. The games did the job. WIll be day 1 PS4 again: - Nintendo: not my style of games but the kids might make me change my mind :-/ - MS: "Well it's 1 for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready before Sony" - PC: who knows what game make me change my mind on PC gaming. But first I would need to buy a new PC.
I'm patiently waiting for PS4 news, but I have every intention of trading my PS3 in towards a PS4.
I don't know I'm definitely getting the PS4 at launch but I think I want to keep my PS3 for collection purposes, I still have my ps2 and ps1(somewhere).
trading it towards it? even if it doesn't have backwards compatibility? (which it's rumoured it will likely not have.)
I don't have many PS3 games. I tend to play them and then trade/sell. Obviously I'm going to wait for full details on what the PS4 will feature, but I suspect we'll get BC either via hardware or software. And don't forget, Sony bought Gaikai earlier this year and I can see them offering PS3 games via cloud. I imagine it as follows; I launch Gaikai (or whatever Sony calls it eventually) and the app/program then checks to see if I have the PS3 game in my drive (physical) or on my HDD (digital). Once it confirms what the game is, it will launch the game like normal... But we'll see what Sony does. The last thing they want is to piss gamers off, so no BC would be a terrible business move. Not to mention I don't want multiple consoles in my entertainment system if necessary. One media/console box is enough for me. If Sony play their cards right, the PS4 may be that box.
More so looking forward to see what the steambox offers over the average console. I know the discounts and prices on games will be better, the backwards compatibility is already there with a large amount of previous games, plus all the pc exclusives.. That's a good enough reason to get it over the others right there if your only looking to pick one..
What if... Half Life 3 will be Steambox exclusive? :D Would be kind of crazy
PS4 because with all the studios Sony has we are guaranteed dedicated exclusives. The Steambox can also become my second console. Considering the deals steam does for their games I am hoping they would do something similar for their console and it just seems that valve will be able to bring true PC gaming to the living room without all the extra work, just plug and play.
its not 100% that microsoft or sony will reveal there consoles in e3 2013 ,,, nothing for we don't know, last year they expected to be revealed but nothing happened so nothing is for sure...
Revealed te 360 before e3 so it might be early 2013.
I don't think steam or ouya will actually be release. Waiting on info for new Xbox. Will definitely be getting a ps4.
Lol ouya will definitely be released... Look at the website and they're already taking pre orders and ouya is one you would by with the otherxconsoles, not on its own its only $100
i cant wait to get my new PS4 on launch day ¡¡¡¡
Nobody can seriously consider ouya as a contender in the next gen race can they? It runs android and uses off the shelf phone parts it might be a fun low cost indie system but next gen it isn't.
@ LOGICWINS Get a job you broke ass bitch!
hey bungie good to hear after 6+ years of trolling the PS3 you finally got one even tho your logic never wins. ---------good article fairly unbiased.personally I think ouya will fail since it doesn't offer anything you can't get on a smart phone,steam box look promising and will take 360 place with developers as easiest system to develop for Xbox durango for me will be a wait and see if MS learned to test their system before release,I was burned by R.R.O.D 4 times and quit,PS orbis is the must likely for me to get if they have games I want and I think the last guardian will be a launch title. My opinion and as such subject to disagree
67 of those thumb downs are not hardcore gamers.
if gaming industry continue forking out ZOMBIES, vampires , or military type games what is the point continue buying next GEN console with last 6 year IP's?? . are developers stuck on military killing games only ??? if so im done gaming. all is left is KILLING......... fun of gaming is DOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! an dead. hardcore game RUINED the FUN of gaming .
i am ready but most of the times when a new system comes out it gets mostly ports and older games already available for cheap on the other systems. so unless there is a strong Software lineup why not wait 6-12 months because by than more games and any faults with system if major can be worked out i don't see either next xbox or ps4 to be over $400. so price point will be good and both systems are using off the shelf products so development will be easy. it all comes down to what ms and sony are willing to deliver at launch now if sony launches with uncharted 4 and Gt6 its a day one for me. in MS's case gears is due in 2013,halo and forza came out in 2012 so they can't make the same games a year later so some new Ip's are a must. the key to getting a good start is giving consumers value in software,hardware and up to date features compare to other systems
ms only have gears n halo thats it
I will play mine to death then buy the Ps4.
im ready but not all at once right away lol
im ready for dat ps4 but i wont get it at launch
whats a dat?
I'm ready for them all except Ouya. I like a powerhouse console not some weak tegra powered console.
i am ready bring consoles argghttaaaargggggg gievvv meeee feed meee
I was ready 2 years ago. Am still ready for PS4 & Xbox 720 in 2013. Am currently enjoying next-gen PC games. :)
I'm excited for the new Xbox--I'll get the new Playstation somewhere down the line, and the Steam console is on my list as well.
Forgive me if I some very arrogant and fanboyish, but I'm a little confused. You seem like the kind of savy gamer that does her research and knows a good game when you see it. Considering the way MS has treated their core customers recently, and their complete lack interest in creating new exclusive IPs and pushing the industry forward for core gamers, I don't know why you'd say that. Of course Sony is highly concerned with profit, but they have a very genuine strong passion for gaming and creativity as well. I just honestly don't understand why a savy gamer would choose MS over Sony. I'm not trying to be a troll, I just honestly don't understand.
Firstly it's not all about gaming and next gen will see the continuation of this current gen, MS has not for gotten about it's core gamers, Kinect2 is all about the casual gaming which it more profit in MS pocket, see as it made the largest profit out all 3 consoles with it limited IP's. It would be crazy for them not to have a much larger IP porfolio next gen, the money they spent on 343 system is one way of saying they are willing to spend big, Kinect IP's were very limited and in no way attract the core gamers. Next gen will see a new larger hardcore and casual IP's, remember Sony has the much larger IP libuary.
I simply prefer the Xbox 360 over the PlayStation 3. I do appreciate my PlayStation 3 and my Nintendo Wii as well, I'm just an Xbox person. I don't know how preferring one console over another lessens one's savvy. I could go on, but I'll just leave you with the short answer. :)
Oh its easy let me help you. You don't want a Microsoft console because you don't want one. Other people want one because they do. Life is strange like that. Not everyone likes the same thing as everyone else. Mind blowing i know but if you can get to grips with the whole concept of different strokes for different folks you will soon come to realise that the universe does not in fact revolve around you and your preferences. Heck if you're super lucky you might even realise that your opinion is just that, your opinion not the entire worlds. I know its hard to come to grips with but you're going to have to try. jessupj, you aren't the center of the known universe. The other 7 billion people out there have their own opinions too. Me, im going to wait until all the console makers have released tonnes of info about what they are offering so i can pick the one that suits my gaming style the most.
Im excited about the next Xbox tech wise. The kinect was a beast before they gutted it. Plus ms goes for real power, they put an intel chip in their first console. I'm liking the surface and win 8 so far. Third party wise they are great. The games alway do a little better. I went thur the ps1 defects and the ps2 defects and skipped the 360 and ps3. I think I would wait if you don't have the money. Ms doesn't really have 1st parties though. Third parties love that. This is why steam could be dangerous. Half life is almost dead it seems. not sure how that would turn out. I'm more of a fan of ps2 third party games than their first party games. They have gotten prettier but I'm not seeing the replay or fun still. God of war looks fun still though. Taito should have jumped in lol the type-2 is an arcade gamers dream! LoL it's just a pc! The truth is I think I'll end up getting the next Xbox and ps4 along with the wii since they all needed just a little more power to do Hd gaming justice. I can't believe the framerates they made these gamers play thur last gen wow!
Nope, I'm good with my PS3.
not yet it's not the same jump as ps2 to ps3 it won't be HUGE difference between the ps3/360 and the next gen consoles
can you honestly tell me that in 2004, before the PS3 was revealed, (I think the slim came out around this time) that you felt we needed a new console and it'd have a great amount of more power? in 2004?
i'm talking about the gap between ps2 and ps3 the new consoles won't have this huge gap and yes at that time i felt we need new consoles but this time i don't feel that
Ouya is going to flop.
What do you base that on? Although at this stage I'm not planning to buy one if it comes out for around $100 and is basically an Android media player that you can access the Play store on then I can see it gaining some traction amongst tablet and smartphone users. Look at how popular Android usb media players have become.
Well it may be successful, but I wouldn't really lump it in with the next PS or Xbox as a "next-gen console"
^ Well, it isn't a "next-gen" console. The Ouya is the first of it's kind so it's the "first" generation of itself, and thus, not next-gen.
Yeah, I see it getting very little attention, and only from the mobile market.
Not an appealing name either.
unless you have too much free time, and a very good income you could do that. we know , work can't go well with too much free time. me I am sticking with my ps3 for the first year to decide which console will be the best.
That's a good plan. You'll also be able to avoid the launch problems that will probably occur on the launch systems.
There are also some rumors about Xbox TV(set-top box,casual games) and Xbox Surface(gaming tablet). I think next year will be pretty interesting in terms of hardware.
bring on the PS4 i dont care about the others
ps4,ouya,steam box and of course ill keep gaming on my pc.
Why would you buy the steam box if you have a gaming pc and a ps4?
would like to have it in my room