NPD Group: '29% of core gamers are likely to purchase a next-gen console at launch'

GameZone writes, "With the gaming industry suffering from alleged "gamer fatigue" caused by aged console hardware, all eyes are on Sony and Microsoft as we turn the page and enter the next-generation of gaming. I suppose we can include Nintendo's Wii U in there as well. There's no doubt the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are well past their prime, but are gamers truly ready to move on to the next generation?"

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Snookies121817d ago (Edited 1817d ago )

Uhhhh, we're talking day one right? There's no way 71% of core gamers will just never get a next-gen console.

brbobcat1817d ago

Changed title to better reflect idea

Skip_Bayless1817d ago

Xbox 360 made the consoles age by introducing another viable console to already dominant PS2 on transition to PS3. It made basically all 3rd party games multiplatform which stunted their growth.

3-4-51817d ago

yea it will be much higher.

Intentions1817d ago

I will be getting it, but definitely not at launch/day 1

MakiManPR1817d ago

I'm one of the 29%. I did buy the Wii U on launch day will do the same for the PS4.

WooHooAlex1817d ago

Getting the Wii U in 2014 most likely, but PS4 is definitely a day one buy.

Chaostar1817d ago

100% of the people who are me will be daft enough to wait hours in line come launch day and throw wads of cash at an unsuspecting student shop assistant until they hand over my shiny new play thing.

SlavisH21817d ago

and this is why kinect, move and wii are in the market :(

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