Can the Xbox One and PS4 last 10 years?
10 years is highly doubtful. 5 years will be a stretch as well. 3 years is more realistic. Imagine PC Tech in 2017. Yeah consoles will look very weak compared to them.
Sad but true.
No way, 7 years is more like it. I wonder how they will call it. Xbox one two?
It really just depends on what you mean. Sony and MS can easily sale the consoles for 10 years, and thus be 10 year consoles. That being said new consoles will be out in 2020, MS won't support the XBO at all after that, and Sony will throw the PS4 a few bones for the following 2 years of it's life. New console will be out in 2020, because PC hardware will be completely ready for 4k gaming by 2017 with high end cards doing 4k @ 60fps on a single GPU, and the low end doing 2k @ 60fps and more. After 3 years the technology will be modified to fit into a console, run at significantly lower wattage, and priced more reasonably so it can be mass produced for the consoles.
3 years? lol seriously? 5-7 years is more like it... games look incredible already and devs say they have enough power for now, what do you need a new generation for? It will be just a bit shorter than the previous generation, maybe 5-7 years, but never ever will there be new consoles before 2017.
7 years sounds about right.
You either just trolling or delusional (from time to time you should go and get some fresh air ). No way will a console last three years. It doesn't take a genius to realise the financial implications of such a venture let alone the confidence cost (with developers and publishers) that would come from such a short generation. PC tech has always been "a head" in terms of specs but that doesn't and has not stopped console gaming because of how accessible console gaming is compared to PC gaming. I suspect a life cycle of around 6-7 years
They already do.
1) So you think that there is only 2 1/2 years left in this generation.... Not sure what developers will do with this new time constraint to get games out. 2) At every console launch one can imagine how great PC tech will be 4 years from now..... But that didn't stop the longevity of last generation.
get laid my friend.
When I look at Uncharted 4, I can see why these consoles can last longer than any before. We have reached photorealism, folks. Although 5-6 years is an average lifetime for a generation. In that time all Your purchases get justified.
Should be 5 to 7 years IMO.
I'd say at 4-5 years in they announce the new systems with 1 year wait for them to come out. Which is fairly normal. Dev's will get creative with optimizing the PS4/X1 over the years. Look at what they did with the PS3/360! Games still looked good then. All in all, they will fall behind after abit, but for now they will stand pretty good for a few more years. As always. Building a $400 PC to run games at the same level as the consoles is impossible, that is their advantage.
5 to 7 years for sure. Anything less than 5 is way too soon for new consoles.
Prediction. PS5 and Xbox One will launch in Fall 2019 for $499 each. Both consoles will backward compatible. The big draw will be 4K gaming of course.
4K gaming with a $499 console? That will never happen anytime soon, probably not even in 2019.
I'd doubt that. $399 has proven to be the sweet spot for new consoles. I really don't think we'll see any consoles launch above $400 again.
Sure they could if they are worth $100 more.
only 5 years, no way!
That would be 6 years...
Considering how fast PC tech advances I'd say no. Truth is if you want to get the best experience you'll need to play on pc (and that comes out of mainly console gamer). Even now 'current gen' consoles are behind when comes to tech and some of the games cannot even run 1080p, 60fps (that should be standard if we really want to call PS4 and X1 next gen) while PC is already progressing into 4k gaming. I think the future doesn't look too bright for consoles. Next get could be the last console gen if consoles do not catch up to pc. I wish the big three would combine their forces and instead of having 3 different consoles we would have one ultimate gaming console. Perhaps X-Station U.
Differently no. 5 years will be the next time we get new hardware..........Which will be steam boxse basically.
Not quite following how that will be Steam Boxes though? Are you saying that they will continue to include x64 hardware and instruction sets? That is true yet they won't be running Steam OS so they are basically PCs.
about 2019 we will hear about the ps5 and the next xbox machines probably late 2017 Nintendo will have there new machine out roughly that time.
6 at the most before we see a new console.
Hope not. 5-7 years will be the sweet spot as technology is advancing at a rapid pace.
If indie games are the main focus, as they currently seem to be, then no. Sony needs Uncharted and The Order in a really bad way because there is nothing else interesting to the mass market that is out right now.
Nintendo 64 had an Expansion Pak that push the graphics a little better. Why not make a console that's upgradeable?
Here's the thing. I would love that to be reality. I actually in a perfect world would want new hardware every two years with better graphics that could run the new games at better fidelity. For example if I have a Xbox One Version 3 I could run games on it and the original Xbox One could as well just at worse quality and of course at a certain point if you had previous versions you couldn't run games that were designed for lets say Version 4. Will that happen? Oh HELL NO. Imagine having to market that to the population. Whatever company did that would fail so hard it wouldn't even be funny. But I wish it could be so. It would be similar to the phone market. You buy a new phone every two years and many people pay upwards of $700 for a phone. But you wouldn't necessarily have to upgrade to the latest version. You could get a Version 2 for 350 instead of the most expensive new Xbox. With x64 it could totally be possible but like I said it won't happen. Good thing there's PC gaming as well I guess.
We would say 5-6 years is usually a good time frame for a console generation. Some people are saying that 5-7 years is good but at 7 years as is what we had for the 7th gen, some people were getting tired of the consoles. At 10 years the devices would be so far behind technology wise that if any company of the big 3 at least that came out with a new console within the 5-6 years would wallop the other console(s) that went for 10 years or longer.
I don't care. So long as your new console is backward compatible.
10 year lifespan for Consoles that have lower clockspeed compared to it's predecessor would be a bad idea.. I'm pretty sure that PS4 and X1 are already profitable since the only vendor of their APU is AMD and is more cheaper to produce compared to PS3 and 360.. So with that being said, MS and Sony will definitely get their investment back in short amount of time with this gen of consoles and the 5 year lifespan of console will be back like before... The reason why 360 and PS3 years are extended is due to it's development R&D and component cost more expensive due to powerful CPUs from IBM and seperate GPUs made by ATi and Nvidia. Imagine the full total cost of it, probably 4-5 more expensive that todays console like PS4 and X1 R&D cost
5 years seems like a good amount of time. My only hope is for the 1st year post launch to be planned out better next gen. The "launch" needs to be just that, a time where big developers already have something targeted for release. These last 2 have been very weak for both major consoles.
2020 would be the perfect year for the next gen of consoles, both timing-wise, and marketing-wise as well. Not only is it a historical landmark...and something we won't see again for 1000 years...but it also represents the beginning of our "future", as we see it. In movie, TV, books, etc, the "2020s" have long been perceived as a turning point in our technological and historical future. Also, by 2020 both memory and processing tech will be WAAAY beyond anything anything currently available..even for PC...and current consoles will be in dire need of an upgrade to keep up.
Help us all if they are.
Sony consoles always last ten years or more.... PS2 just stopped les than two years ago.
Its not gonna take 10 years for the next consoles to appear
I thought the Xbox1 Kinect had come and gone already...And MS moved on to it next next gen console Xbox1.20...
I think the Xbone and PS4 can last 5 more years, though the Wii U maybe only 3-4 more.
the bigger lead sony has in year 3 or 4 the more likely ms has a new console in year 4 or 5 , the closer the sales numbers remain the longer this generation will last .
Xbox 4 is coming....
Sony always touted their rigs to have 10 year life spans and they proven that with the PS2 and the PS3 is looking to wear that crown also, so the PS4 will probably do the same thing too, now the XB1 I'm not sure of as MS never claimed that type of life span with their hardware so that remains to be seen.
If the Xbox One continues to lag significantly behind the PS4 in sales, then I expect MS to release it's successor sooner than Sony releases the successor to the PS4. Just a guess - next Xbox in 4-5 years, next Playstation in 5-6 years. Sony will continue to support the PS4 for a couple of years, not sure if MS will do the same with the X1. However, it's still too early to predict what's going to happen this generation let alone how long it will last.
Don't know but I'll definitely use my PS4 for the next 10 years.
PCs are already at 10 Teraflops! in the next 5 years you will be able to buy a 400 Dollard PC with 10 Tflops. The X86 architecture allows devs to bring great graphics in short time so with this gen, the consoles are maxed out in the next 2 years for 90% of the gaming studios! It would be fine to see the next console generation comming in 2019 with an anouncement in 2018! Maybe a little bit hard for PS4 owners since they need to wait for two exclusives 2 years but the technique goes so fast that a life cycle of 7 years is nowadays WAY to long!
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