"Next-Gen:" Is It Perhaps The Most Subjective Term Ever?

The author wonders if the term "next-generation" can be exactly defined, or if it means drastically different things to different people.

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Kingthrash3601512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

next-gen = the next generation.
has nothing to do with power, graphics or app. its like having a kid...when a baby is born it begins the next generation of you family.
x1/ps4/wiiu/3ds/psv are all next gen( now current-gen) consoles. they have all been released so they are now current-gen.
next gen is basically a time period. in gaming this time last year the ps4/x1 were next-gen, the ps3/360 were current. now ps3/360 are last-gen ps4/x1 are current-gen and x2/ps5 are next-gen. nothing more.

ManOfPunkRock1512d ago

I agree, I think it is about time we started referring to the PS4 and One as current gen consoles.

webeblazing1511d ago

finally someone with some common sense. i get tired of explaining it.

KonsoruMasuta1511d ago

People don't seem to understand this. I try explaining this to people. "Next gen" has nothing to do wit power. It's simply the next generation of consoles.

gigoran1512d ago

A kotaku worthy article. And that's not a complement.

SixtyNine1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

the problem is, most folks have the wrong interpretation of the term "next-gen" in their minds. It's as simple as @Kingthrash360 stated above.

curtis921511d ago (Edited 1511d ago )

I think so. I think the definition of 'next-gen' is changing. Since PS & n64 days it's always meant "Better graphics" but now were seeing so many other elements in addition to better graphics. The rise of indie games and the boost in cross-gen games will definitely make some think "Wait, THIS is next gen?" But it's the sum of all the parts that make this next-gen. I think this gen will provide more variety than any previous gen.

MadSientist891511d ago

why are you guys talking about next gen? ps5 xbox 1080 is next gen >.< ps4/xbox one is current. jeez

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