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.
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 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
I don't see the need for ouya, like 99% of people have a smartphone or tablet. Who's gonna buy this? But I will buy the next playstation and Xbox and maybe the steambox if it seams worth it, maybe I'll upgrade my video card on my pc instead.
Never take yourself to be the standard of anything. You wont buy it, I wont buy it, but there are tons of people who will. They raised 8.5 million dollars on kickstarter for goodness sake. Thats 8 times more than what they asked for. And you are asking "who will buy it"?... Clearly there is a big untapped market for the android console.
99% of people definitely do NOT have a smart phone or tablet. lol
Ok what's the percent? Edit: the percent obviously doesn't matter, but your comment is pointless how about you try commenting about the article and less about percentages rainman.
Well even if you're being pedantic about percentages, the vast majority of people do in the major markets and those that don't usually aren't the types who buy a dedicated console for mobile games, I don't see how it can possibly do well in US/Europe/Japan. Smartphones and tablets are becoming more powerful very rapidly, the Ouya doesn't have hardware capabilities on its side and even with upgrades I see that as being a disadvantage to the console more than anything.
new consoles to be released? no. new consoles to be announced? yes. but only later on in the year.
If a new console is announced, it won't be anywhere other than E3. And a late 2013 release wouldn't be too far-fetched if things are far enough along.
Only Ouya. It will CLEARLY be the ultimate contender next gen. PS4 won't have nothing on its specs.
vita is more powerful than Ouya lol. dont speak of specs because you clearly know nothing of them ouya is essentially a nexus 7 in a box
Nope i am happy with my consoles at the moment
4 new consoles, the Wii U and PC...multiplatform developers won't go home early next gen. And poor Lens of Truth:) N4G will be full of versus vs versus articles, comparisons and salesfigures. Plus new factions in the consolewar, it's gonna get messy.
It's going to get interesting.
PS4 and OUYA thank you very much.
Om nom nom. Im way too excited because this gen has gone on too long. I was an early adopter of the Xbox 360 (Feb 06) so I am more than ready. For next gen consoles I am looking to for sure get the NextBox as my go to system and PS4 is definitely looking like a yes as well. I missed out on some great games on Playstation like Killzone that I have always loved playing at my buddy's house, so I am more than ready to play a little of both sides next year. GREAT GREAT times to be a consumer come next year. I can't wait for some neew tech and better online models which will be on their way for sure.
Sony's playstation is my consoles like always, might end up getting a wii-u 1 day, xbox I'll never get unless I get it free, ouya maybe, steam well it's leaning towards no.
Uncharted 4 means u must have me
i was ready in 2011 for 2 new consoles, so YES!! beyond ready, it is time, devs have been stuggling to get their games playable and have had to make too many sacrifices with resolution, texture quality, charachter models, load times and framerate lets get them the juice they need to make amazing looking games again, i know, there are still some games that look great coming out, people thought the ps2 was the pinnicle of graphical capabilities too if you game on pc, you know what next gen can be for consoles, its so much more!
I'm ready to see some new consoles fail. Before you down vote me let me ask you this. Is there enough room formultiple consoles whiles sale consistently drop?
When all the next gen consoles are released do you think developers will be supporting all of them? Not to say MS won't but just look what they did last gen. The Wii gets little to no support now that the WIi U launched. We know Sony will still support the PS3 in the coming years but my main point is about 3rd party developers. Multiplatform games for 5 consoles is a lot to deal with. You have to think they will, but will it hurt sales of the new consoles? But then again you have a large install base right now and not all of us will upgrade right away. It will be interesting in the coming year(s) to see what happens.
You mean 2014? That's when I predict the next Xbox to be out. Announced at e3 of this year and launching at e3 of next year and everyone in attendance will get one free. I'm ready, but not looking forward to buying another $400+ console.
If it turns out good, I might buy a Steambox as soon as it releases so I don't have to haul my gaming PC between my desk and my living room TV. Controller gaming can be done on the console while the KB+M gaming can be done on the PC. Either that or just build another PC specifically for controller gaming.
Or just plug an USB controller into your PC?