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Online Execs Talk Death of Consoles

Edge writes: "The traditional videogame console format came under attack during a panel discussion at BMO Capital Markets' Interactive Entertainment Conference in New York on Thursday.

Alex St. John, the WildTangent chairman who's made no secret about his stance on the current console model, hammered home his opinion that the console platform is doomed.

"I think you're looking at the last generation of consoles. I don't think Sony or Microsoft is going to make another console. The problem is that great graphics, which is what used to differentiate a console, are a commodity. Everybody's got it. You can't buy a PC that doesn't have Xbox or Nintendo-quality graphics anymore.'"

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CEO OF N4G3316d ago (Edited 3316d ago )

"I don't think Sony or Microsoft is going to make another console. The problem is that great graphics, which is what used to differentiate a console, are a commodity. Everybody's got it"

No not every body has it.The 360 can not do MGS4 graphics not to even talk of killzone2 or GOD OF WAR 3.... ENOUGH SAID......oh wait,the WII dose not have it :/

Yes i know gears2 is great but it can be done better on the ps3(if they use its cell propley)......im not saying the 360 is crap all im saying is the ps3 has more horse power in tearms of graphics....

U can expect the xbox720 in 3-6 years time and the ps4 in 7-8 years time,i dont care about wii2(HARDCORE GAMING FTW). This guy is an idiot, consoles gaming is here to stay forever.

freddukes3316d ago

Hmm... This article isn't comparing 360's to PS3's... It's comparing Consoles to PC's... And I agree some what.... At the moment, most gaming software is still sold on consoles - thus the online community for consoles is greater. Until people move over to PC's, I don't think they're going to succeed... Heh - I'm a coder myself, and I have lots of High end PC games (Crysis, Crysis Warhead, BioShock, Left4Dead, TF2 etc etc) and a great PC (Q6600, 8800GTS 4GB RAM), but I still play on my PS3 just for the games that they offer, the online community and the "ease of access". I don't think consoles are going to die out any time soon.

CEO OF N4G3316d ago

Yes i have read it and i know hes talking about pc....
Did u read my comment "PROPLEY" i outlined what he said about consoles not PC and i said my point that consoles graphics are not the same.

ChickeyCantor3316d ago

And the next article is about the death of PC gaming, and then we will have an article about......whatever it may be then.

CEO OF N4G3316d ago

Pc gaming is dead when u compare it to console gaming.

gaminoz3316d ago

There's no way I'm going back to PC and the need to constantly upgrade to play games or sitting at the computer with keyboard and mouse.

Console gaming is growing and getting new gamers in so saying PC gaming is going to rule at this stage is rubbish.

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