On Wednesday, Sony is expected to pull the wraps off of its next-generation PlayStation console, codenamed Orbis. Five years ago, a new console would have been a very big deal.
As long as people has interest in console/throw their money at MS and Sony, I doubt consoles will become irrelevant.
agreed , tommorow is also the second coming of christ !
You had better know Jesus as your Lord, and Savior. Jesus can come at any time or you could die at anytime, and if you don't Jesus as your Lord, and Savior you will spend eternity burning in hell. You better get serious about Jesus before its too late. "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
keep preaching my brother
Consoles are the main driver for video games. If it weren't for consoles, I bet we would never see blockbuster AAA games with budgets of tens of millions of dollars ever again.
Reasonable pricing will keep console gaming alive if not competitive. The problem with PC nowadays is its rising cost due to the lower consumer demand brought about by smart phones and tablets to which many people gravitate to as their information consumption, socialization, communication, and casual gaming needs. Now IF Sony PS4 can strike a good balance between affordable price, affordable games, video gaming power and social gaming connectivity then it will be in a very good position in the center of the gaming universe.
Only time will tell my son.......
With the excitement that builds whenever a new console releases...yes it will stay relevant. It's a gamers Christmas. It's going to take alot of change from internet providers about prices n such to change if they want to stream games. That's not happening soon and in fact it's getting worse with data caps.
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The way console gaming is going I'd say yes, it will die out next gen. These online passes, expensive consoles and games, preorder bonuses etc.. It's like they think the console gamer is made out of money. Then when you compare how much u have to pay to play on console compared to tablets and phone games, its clear where the casual will go. Companies like EA and Activision are going to turn console gaming into PC gaming. They're going to out price casual players, and they'll move on.
hehe new era of gaming? I don't even have a mobile device
i haven't read the article yet but as a first impression, i'm so tired of articles saying consoles are dying
Even if the gods themselves built the ultimate pc, I still wouldn't have been able to play Starhawk, GT5, God of War, Uncharted, Infamous, Journey, Heavy Rain, Folklore, Resistance,, Killzone, LBP, Demon's Souls, or MGS4. For some this may not be a big deal, but considering I only have one console I've played almost every single multiplat game out there along with Sony exclusives. For a $250 console I already have my hands full and I'll gladly take the downgraded graphics and am perfectly happy with no PC. I'm sure there are others like me.
you will on an emulator in a year or two, supposedly there is one in russia working already
This is the last generation. After this generation 95% of the US will be on fiberoptics and there won't be a need for consoles. The only things that will still be around for games are PC and mobile devices. After this gen its all moving to cloud. It was fun while it lasted.
US isn't the world.
What makes you say that? Do you have some insider knowledge about providers that lets you know this will, definitively, happen during the life of the upcoming generation of consoles? Even if you do, that would be ONLY for the US; the console makers would be utterly STUPID to forget about the rest of the world. And, I assure you, the rest of the world will be nowhere near 95% fiber optics. Even super connected places like Korea and Japan aren't THAT connected.
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