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Xbox One will last "conservatively 10 years" says Microsoft

Canadian marketing head says new console is outpacing Xbox 360 preorders 2-to-1, no worries about a Red Ring of Death repeat

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rela82me1501d ago

I doubt the console will last that long only because the technology gap between systems will only lapse farther with the technology gap between PC and consoles. Had they both started with better hardware, I could see a decade long console, this however is unlikely.

Naga1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

There's definitely some merit to this, especially considering the exponential curve that technological advancement has historically followed so closely.

But I think it's worth noting that even if the console lasts 10 years, the final 2 or 3 of those years may just be support. By that I mean it could be something like what we're seeing with the Xbox 360 or PS3 being concurrently supported alongside the next generation. The console is technically still around, but the technological benchmark of console gaming has been appropriately moved.

nukeitall1501d ago

That is assuming that diminishing returns isn't a factor. I think we are kind of hitting that point, where graphics no longer improve fast enough that it matters.

Just look at next generation graphics, it isn't that much different than current gen. Sure it is visible, but it hardly feels like a major change.

extermin8or1501d ago

I expect a ps5 in 5-6 years max, I also expect a new xbox around then...

ABizzel11501d ago

Pretty much what I said back in Feb. these consoles are already behind PC which is fine, but they'll be eclipsed within a year, and so "Next-Gen" will likely go back to the traditional 5 - 6 years.

extermin8or1500d ago

Well it was only longer I think because fo the financial issues that everyobe encountered this last gen, the hardware manufacturers, the developers and the consumers so the generation got delayed....

Sci0n1501d ago

720p for 10 years woohoo! lol, the power of the cloud!

Irishguy951501d ago

30FPS for these so called next systems wooo!

Naga1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

@ Sci0n

I want you to do me a favor. You know this kind of urge you feel - the one that tells you to mock and degrade the console you aren't supporting? STOP THAT. That is the hallmark of fanboyism, and comments like this one just reek of immaturity. Please quit trolling - you're making the rest of PS4 purchasers look bad.

Sci0n1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

Eff you, I watched the 360 fanboys troll on here for years I am no new jack on N4G. I sat here read there comments laughed at some of them and now its ooo soo funny to see how the tables have turned! The 360 fanboys antagonized PS3 gamers over minimal difference this PS4 X1 power gap will be allot bigger and I will laugh allot harder at them.

Ravenor1501d ago

Not to mention basing a consoles future entirely on launch titles is a sign of ZERO experience with this kind of stuff. If the PS3 and 360's launch titles were truly an indication of what it was capable of, I would have been super disappointed with both.

extermin8or1501d ago

@Sci0n I understand what you mean- but you know what... don't lower yourself to their level? It makes the rest of us buying a ps4 get branded as just as immature...

Irishguy951501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

Whichever system is better at the current time, has the worst fanboys. All fanboys are equally retarded.

@ reaper. Both of the consoles are outdated by about two years.

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ELCUCO1501d ago

10 years of mediocrity awaits

GryestOfBluSkies1501d ago

but will they properly support it for 10 years?

LoTuZ1501d ago

Ouch. I think the consumers wants will change a lot in 10 years due to tech advancements.

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