This Will Be the Last Console Generation

CheatCC says - "A day may come with the likes of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony no longer reign supreme.

If your reading this, then it’s very likely you own a gaming console of either the current or previous generations. If not, odds are you’ve at least owned one at some period in the past (whether you bought it yourself or it was given to you as a gift from a parent or relative). The point is, video gaming on our home consoles has been a staple for much of our lives, in what has been a golden-age spanning over three decades and 30+ years of success and fortune."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1108d ago

They say this every year. No it want.

CloudRap1108d ago

Yeah everyone thinks were gonna stream games but its simply not feasible, the broadband speeds arent high enough for the average person, and I personally will alays prefer a physical console.

mikeslemonade1108d ago

THere's always this doom and gloom on the end/start of a generation. Watch next year you will see doom and gloom for PC when the install base for these consoles will be even bigger.

MSBAUSTX1108d ago

I would like to point out that some type of "console" would be required to stream games to your TV. Even in a world where Smart TVs can stream pretty much everything we still have Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, and set tob boxes for cable. Only an idiot would think that video games, like what Nintendo, Sony and MS make would just be magically sent to your home without some type of hardware to interface with.

Not to mention those of us that do not have really good internet or only have mobile Internet due to living outside of cities. Articles like this are written by people who know absolutely nothing about what it takes to stream something.

Hell I cant even stream a youtube video without it messing up from time to time. If and when they do go completely streaming will be the day that I only play golf because I will be retired by then, and I am only 30.

freshslicepizza1108d ago

nintendo will release another console guaranteed but it may be a hybrid handheld/console.

sony and microsoft will push more towards streaming and cloud services without the need for actual hardware like consoles we are familiar with.

Maddens Raiders1108d ago

Been hearing this same dumb crap since 2005. We're not buying the anti-console propaganda journos. Get it? Now get lost with this lame crap...

@purebennyc - well said.

3-4-51108d ago

Microsoft, Sony & especially Nintendo are already working on their next consoles.

There IS definitely at least 2-3 more console generations as we know them and realistically we will always get some kind of physical console like device.

SouthClaw1108d ago

Yeah exactly. You cannot think Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will just give up their business. Lets face it if they lost their hardware (console) and just made software they wouldn't have such a high impact.

Also games streamed to TVs will be a huge problem. How many varieties of TV brands are there? What about controllers? Additional specs like Kinect?

So these people think that people will pay £800 - £1000 for the standard TV then of course it would probably cost £500 extra for the console hardware inside because just streaming it isn't enough. So £1500 for a TV. We are a long way off anything like that happening.

gamer4lifeyo1108d ago

Is this another pachter prediction?

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purebennyc1108d ago

Home Video Game Consoles have been around since the 70's and have not only survived but prospered as technology and the digital age has improved. With about 25,000,000 sales of PS4, XB1 and WiiU combined so far I can't see any reason for Sony, Microsoft & Nintendo to stop making consoles in the foreseeable future.

Chrischi19881108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

Well, I guess all think it will be the last one, because the newest gen already is pushed to its limits, while last gen lasted around 9 years.

But I actually think, it will most likely be more like with smartphones, instead of a console every 5-10 years, its life cycle will be more like 2-4 years. You will be able to play new games on your 2-4 year old maschine, but not as beautiful, like with the newest. So games will become usable on the same OS. Probably like Nintendo is doing right now with the New 3DS. You can play 3DS games on it, the 3DS will be able to play all new games, until a certain power is needed and only the new ones support it.

Not that I like that idea, but I truly believe it will go this direction, especially if you think about how ofter people put up the money for a new smartphone, but expect a powermaschine like a console for new games to last forever, while costing less than an iPhone...

wonderfulmonkeyman1108d ago

I don't know of any quotes from Sony and Microsoft, but I know for damned sure that Nintendo has already given a quote stating that they're working on their next console right now, and that they start thinking and planning for a new one a year or two after every new one they release.

So, if nothing else, Nintendo has already debunked this article.

PSN_ZeroOnyx1108d ago

The PS4 was on the drawing board within 6 months of the PS3 release, you can trust that PS5 is being researched already.

M3TR01DFANBOY1108d ago

Nintendos working on their next console right now.

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