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Does The Current Generation Have Another Year Left?

An editorial about the possibility of this console generation lasting till 2014.

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Gr811368d ago

Console Gens always linger into the following one. However, I feel console manufacturers are in no rush to leave this last gen. Simply because of the tons of money that has yet to be recouped.

Additionally, releasing a new console is a huge gamble during economic good times, imagine the gamble during an economy in the shitter.

This is risky business. I honestly don't know where the next gen is headed, but I do know that many dev studios have closed down last gen due to rising dev costs among other factors. And going into a next gen in this economic climate will find more dev studios closing and rising dev costs..Console gaming is really at a crossroads.

SynGamer1368d ago

I completely agree, and will add further that the issue isn't "does the current generation have another year left", but rather, "will developers continue to support the current generation".

We'll still get the occasional 1st-party releases, but the key will be EA, Activision, Ubisoft, etc. supporting these consoles for the next few years...

Ezz20131368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

agreed
and also who said that this gen ends with the next one ?!
i know sony will keep supporting ps3 along with ps4
and looking at the games coming to ps3 next year and how good they look
i say yes ps3 still have 2-4 more years in it

deafdani1368d ago (Edited 1368d ago )

While what you said is actually 100% true, you missed the point a bit: this article was asking whether Sony and Microsoft will wait until 2014 to put out their next machines.

Once they put out their next consoles, the PS3 and 360 will stop being "current generation"... get it now? :)

Jsynn71368d ago

Well, there's a lot of games coming out next year for the current-gen systems and they're looking a really good so yeah I don't see anything wrong with that. It would be cool though to at least get some kinda concrete news about next-gen systems next year (2013) during an event like E3. Not really thinking about next-gen stuff. I'm having a good time with what's out now.

prototypeknuckles1368d ago

to me it would seem that the ps3 still has at least 2 more good years ahead of it.

Deku-Johnny1368d ago

I think Sony/MS need new consoles asap, their current ones are showing their age terribly. The "current generation" (I put that in quotation marks as the article is about the last gen not the current gen, the current gen only began this year.) shouldn't have another year left but unfortunately the most likely scenario is there will be no consoles released in 2013 but they will be announced.

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