NG: Think the current Microsoft console is nearing the end of its life? Think again...
Four more years of 360? Impossible. Even the next Nintendo home console will outstrip it for power. Cliffy B would never approve…
So trying to make sense of your comment you are saying that Microsoft will simply stop support of the 360 in 4 years? There may be a new 360 out in 2014 or not, doesn't mean the 360 will not be supported by Microsoft in the future. The Xbox didn't have any market share and no real standing with developer support so they started over with the 360, this generation is not even close to the same situation. After Natal has been on the market for a couple of years the 360 will be PS2-like in sales, support and developer standing. Fullbody motion will allow 360/Natal to share a new demographic/market with no other competitor.
The original Xbox was supported for 7 years, even though MS stopped making them after 4 years. Xbox was introduced in 2001, and it's last game - Madden 09 - was released in 2008. With 360 still going strong after nearly 5 years, and with some of the biggest exclusives still to come, 360 will EASILY have a 10 year life cycle.
I'm gonna voice my opinion hope xbox guys dont take my bubbles for no reason. BUT xbox 360 staying as the only MS console till 2014 would be a serious drag for the industry. I'm all for a ten year plan but MS should release another console in the mid term, 2012 max I'd say. Dont care if it is 10x more powerful than the PS3, I prefer devels have higher standard to follow than lower ones.
But will Microsoft drop all support when the next xbox comes out. I give Natal 2 years before the next xbox is released. Halo? So it sold, doesn't mean the console will last, ok then by the math then the NES should have lasted around 30 years... right? Super Mario Bros sold 40 million after all which is roughly 3 times as long as Halo. Plus the NES had gimmicked motion stuff. Also Wii play SOLD 28 million which is more than Halo 3 so how long until a article regarding the Wii lasting until 2020? Natal will attract a new audience who according the sales of certain games and many articles DON'T BUY GAMES unless they have Wii in the title. Xbox 360 slim because after the launch of the 360 I'm not going to wait for the Slim jasper unit to feel comfortable in a Microsoft product.
Natal and the Slim are the main reasons the 360 will be around for a lot longer, MS won't drop the 360 like the Xbox because its been far too successful to not keep selling it. Plus the Natal and 360 bundle will likely be $299 which means they will have plenty of space for pricecuts to boost sales all over again.
Until a new more powerful console hits the market.
They had me till "Think".
2014? Eh, I think that's pushing it a bit.
I'm ready for new hardware. Current consoles are showing their age...bad...both in graphics and audio. Not so much the PS3 in audio. It's actually pretty good there. I love my 360, and my PS3, even the old wii is ok. But I'd like them much more if they had some power to them.
buy a pc. i can't be alone in feeling like this gen just started.
And that's where I play all my games... because the hardware just isn't keeping up.
as faulty as 360 is i dont even see that happening sorry buddy.and i dont know why everybody seems to think that natal is goin save the 360 cuz as acurate as the move is its not goin take away from the wii.sorry guys but the wii got motion control on lock.maybe if sony got into the motion control buiness earlier then i could see it happening.but as far as natal i dont see it taking off the way ms wants it to.the main reason for that is no controller,i mean who the hell wants to be jus randomly moving around looking like a drunken wino?and besides correct me if im wrong but isnt the majarity of 360 owners hardcore gamers?and isnt natal aimed at the wii crowd?but most importantly im sorry for this but it has to be said,but ms isnt known for manifacturing the most reliable product.i myself has been through 3 count them 3 360s.are u realy goin defend something that has ms on it knowing how they rush thier products.fool me once,fool me twice hell fool me tree times but ill be damned if i let ms sucker me into wasting my money on more faulty products.anyways guys peace and gaming
More power to them, I just hope the next system come with a built in wifi, hd, and a HIGH DEF DISC DRIVE built in. The HDDVD drive is a rip off right now and I don't see how the system can be called a "High Def" system w/o a built in high def disc drive. MS better come correct if they want my money next go round.
Hey I didn't know you were on this site too! It's me from DLB-Network.com The next Xbox had better include some form of higher capacity disc. There is no need in us having to change discs in this day and age. The PS4 will probably have a quad layer BR disc holding 100gb running at 16x speed. Imagine a game of that proportion!
Blu, sup homie! The PS4 might be using HVD(holographic versitial disc=4D). Right now in Japan sony is making 100-250gb BD for the 3D we will have. Avatar is maxed out @ 50gb. Now the PS4 may be using the 500gb-1tb. But that is just a rumor i've heard. Not a %100 sure its true, but I mean Avatar in 3D won't be out until almost xmas. So I think i'm pretty close.
so how does the disc space capacity hold up for upcoming HD games for 360 its going to be multi discs alot of games.
of course it'll still be "around" in 2014. whether or not it's still a major console is another story.
People is loosing faith on Xbox 360, a lot of rumors, comments and articles about a new Xbox coming in this years.
in a casket 6 ft deep with the maggots. Its a crappy console...don't be mad its science.
Wow, how much further ahead will PC computing and graphics power be in 4 years? Intel just announced a week or so ago a chip with 32 cores!
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