Submitted by Aclay 453d ago | opinion piece

What to expect from the next generation

EDGE- The next generation Xbox will launch this year with PS4 to follow in 2014, according to analyst IHS Screen Digest.

We asked senior principal analyst and head of games 
at Screen Digest Piers Harding-Rolls what to expect from the next generation of consoles. This is what he told us. (Next-Gen, Wii U)

jay2  +   453d ago
I don't think that Sony will wait till next year to be last again. If they do very early.
iamnsuperman  +   453d ago
They have already said they will not be last. I am expecting both consoles to be released within a week of each other
guitarded77  +   453d ago
I doubt that, but if it did happen my wallet will be hurting really, REALLY bad.
FamilyGuy  +   452d ago
Sony said the opposite actually, it was that they would never rush an incomplete product to market or something like that. That they focus on being the best, not the first out. They even recently said they weren't gonna release their specs first because the competition could just see that and 1up them afterward.
NastyLeftHook0  +   453d ago
no more articles about NEXT GEN for a while...
Relientk77  +   453d ago
Hopefully less shooters
doogiebear  +   453d ago
We need more Jrpg's. Also some mmo's for console and rts's would be a nice change of pace.
Relientk77  +   453d ago
We definitely need more JRPG/RPGs, Strategy/Tactical RPGs, and I'll take RTS's as well
danny818  +   453d ago
Everyone who believes ps4 will launch this year is plain out of there mind. They unvield the psvita in January 2011 and it released in Japan in December and the rest of the world 2 months after. They will let time slide once its reveled. There not in a rush. Kaz even stated they will let Microsoft take first move.
doogiebear  +   453d ago
What does the Vita have to do with anything? Dude your looking for patterns and trends when there are none. There are no patterns for how ps products are released. Don't be a clown.
danny818  +   453d ago
And your looking at rumors bro. Nothing official just speculation and opinions. Dumbass.
computeSci  +   453d ago
After playing Ni No Kuni, I'm not that excited for next gen for some reason. I'm not feeling it yet.
jmc8888  +   453d ago
Whoever they interviewed lacks some pertinent knowledge.

Of course steambox will compete with the next gen consoles, because 'next gen' consoles aren't high end like he says.

It seems at best the next gen consoles will have a downclocked ATI 7850, lowish-medium end graphics card in it.

From the rumors I've read about Steambox is that it'll have multiple spec levels, but the midrange should easily compete with the next gen, just as Nintendo will, maybe even better than Nintendo will, and Nintendo definitely will.

It's also not entirely up to Sony and MS on how long consoles cycles last. Of course it is in that they can make a decision to make another console anytime, but only after a certain time can they convince someone it's worth the upgrade and beyond that if it's too often, it'll piss people off and many would skip that generation altogether.

Monthly subscription isn't going to fly very much. People don't want to pay $20 bucks a month for something that they could get $50 a year to have. Most would choose to purchase it at full price and then pay $50 a year. If they segregate it, and force a segment of launch consoles on those plans, it'll once again piss people off and be a disaster.

I wonder how the free games would work? After all they take $10 bucks from every disc sold. Why should the main devs pay $10 bucks while the 'free' dev's pay nothing? If the dev's DO have to pay, then they'll have to pay for every person who loads the game once and never plays again costing alot of money and having much higher overhead then PC free to play games.

There can only be so many entrants, the more there is the greater the likelihood of us having another 1983 gaming crash.

I wouldn't say Nintendo is 'behind' with it's online system. It's new, but with major AAA games available day 1 for digital download, they have already caught up in many of it's ways. BLOPS2 plays just as well on Nintendo network as it does xboxlive. Their linking of the gamepad to a TV remote, guide, and potentially DVR is quite wide ranging. People keep waiting for Apple TV (who I don't know...but idiots keep looking for it), and Nintendo already has something out in reality. All the apps and functions the others have are already there or soon arriving. Besides it's only a few years behind anyways, 360/PS3 didn't launch with these and who cares what console you link to them. You don't even need a console to enjoy them.

Smartglass and Playstation Mobile aren't 3rd party. Seeing how you can use the Nintendo gamepad to utilize apps (if that's what they meant by 3rd party) as well, and you have far more functionality with the gamepad, this is not a concern.
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RTheRebel  +   452d ago
wii u and ps4 will fulfill all my gaming needs
ps4 hopefully 1080p and play games at 60fps
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   452d ago
I just want a counsel that makes a great Cappuccino- Like the Nintendo Rumor promised-

-Project Cafe' my butt.

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