CNET: Why Xbox One and PS4 may be the final generation of consoles

Based on the cheers and jeers coming out of this week's E3 video game trade show about the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you'd think we were about to enter a new era of cutting-edge game machines, complete with a new arms race of processors, GPUs, and other features. But if you look at how media consumption has changed rapidly over the past several years, and more importantly, how the hardware used to consume said media has also changed, that may not be the case at all.

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BadboyCivic2009d ago

Next thing they will say is cell phones killed the consoles

hakis862009d ago

CNET? Hmm won't even click it.

mikeslemonade2008d ago

They're giving too much credit to casual gamers to know how to build a PC. There's always gonna be a market for a game platform that you just plug and play.

Reverent2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Speaking of which, in a CNET interview, Jack Tretton did a great job at explaining how smartphone and tablet games actually HELP console gaming.

You'd think after having a chat with a guy like Jack these guys would wise up.

morganfell2008d ago

Yes and phones will kill consoles...or is it the Ouya...blah blah blah doomsayers.

NameRemoved00172008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

At the current rate tablets will be more powerful than the ps4/xbone before this generation is over.

ShinMaster2008d ago

Oh well, it's not like I didn't see that coming, given their history.

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Upbeat2009d ago

Is if farrrr to much money to be made in the console industry for the next gen to be the last. Bit of common sense tells you that.

SoapShoes2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

They're just upset Xbox isn't the next watercooler so they have to put doubt on it so it seems like it's not worth buying a Playstation.

BitbyDeath2008d ago

They say that every gen.

SheenuTheLegend2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

so they say u can live the next 15 billion years without play station
nah i can't

rainslacker2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

Yeah, this gets said quite a bit. It's either Smart devices will take over, or consoles will cease to exists. Consoles will change over time, and what they become will change. Even the consoles of today are nothing like the NES, SNES, Saturn, PS2 days. But that doesn't change the fact that some form of console will be around for a very long time. Probably for the remainder of all our lives at least.

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BadboyCivic2009d ago

Well if this is the end. Sony will be going out with a bang.

Rusty5152009d ago

End it the way they started.

Majin-vegeta2009d ago

Maybe for M$ but not for Sony.

DxTrixterz2009d ago

With the way things are going I think and surely hope Xbox One will be last Xbox console and happily waiting for PS5 in about 10 years.

1nsomniac2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Give it up already!!

This new generation hasn't even began yet so it's completely impossible for anyone to tell whether it will be the last.

If anything, console sales are growing expedientialy year on year. Its already been claimed that this years E3 was the most viewed E3 ever! so it wouldn't make sense in anybody's world to make this the last generation!

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