Will the Xbox One and PS4 be 10 year Consoles? IGN Podcast

Can the Xbox One and PS4 last 10 years?

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F4sterTh4nFTL1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

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.

blackbeld1638d ago

No way, 7 years is more like it.

I wonder how they will call it. Xbox one two?

ABizzel11638d ago

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.

ZodTheRipper1638d ago

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.

KinjoTakemura1638d ago

7 years sounds about right.

iamnsuperman1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

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

Sitdown1638d ago

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.

Magicite1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

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.

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NovusTerminus1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

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.

porkChop1638d ago

5 to 7 years for sure. Anything less than 5 is way too soon for new consoles.

JBSleek1638d ago


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.

Applejack1638d ago

4K gaming with a $499 console? That will never happen anytime soon, probably not even in 2019.

porkChop1638d ago

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.

JBSleek1638d ago

Sure they could if they are worth $100 more.

JBSleek1638d ago

That would be 6 years...

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