The Xbox 360 launched in 2005. The Wii and the PS3 hit in 2006. It's the middle of 2010. Shouldn't we be getting ready for new consoles?
Should be Nintendo. A powerful HD Wii would be great, but with their sales numbers it may be a while.
That's kinda how I feel. Technically the Wii is a suped up gamecube, but at the same time, it's in a totally different universe. SO MANY PEOPLE have this thing! Why not ride the wave all the way back to the beach before you decide to swim out and make another? I don't even want to think about a new PlayStation, I still need to catch up with the one I've already got. I haven't even played Red Dead Redemption yet!
the next xbox will be out next year and if kinect fails they have no 1st and 2 party studios for back up which could see the 720 by 2011 as m$ is the new sega like to get the console out early and stop supporting the 1 console like they did with xbox 1 nintendo may be towards the end of 2011 there console never go pass the 6 year span sony they will have 10 years with ps3 i think either m$ will come out with a new console first since they rush to get them out early
Next xbox might be announced next year but we won't see it released before 2012 at the earliest.
We will c I think this gen will take longer than usual. I would not be surprised if next gen starts in 2012 maybe 2013 Since the Playstation 3 is technically marginally suerior than the 360, i think Ms will probably be first. If Kenect takes off, which i doubt, it might take longer. If I were Sony I would stay with the Playstation 3 for at least three more years. It seems that the system would be able to handle it. Also, I am very happy with this gen, and would not mind playing games with the current graphics (both 360 and playstation3) for a few more years.
I think it'll be Microsoft it has worked out great for them this generation , Sony wont Dive back into the hemorrhage phase so soon , and nintendo their move is a tad bit difficult to forecast
I agree Sony should stay with the current system for a few more years. It still has legs and they have to make more money from it. If they do not profit, they might not have a reason to continue with the gaming division. I am not a fan of the Playstation3 but would hate it if Sony leaves the race. So i am all for Sony making lots of money (as well as MS and Nintendo).
@dread Worry not. Sony has been profiting for a while on software side, and now it is profiting on the hardware front. PS3 sales are all time high and with GT5 so close they will skyrocket beyond expectations, just in time for Holidays. I could go on but I dont want to spoil you with predictions. And yes the PS3 will be here some more years, it is just getting warmed up.
Apparently playstation is last to come out(says sony).
Sega would be smart to come out considering everyone else is stuck until 2012
im waiting all gittery
Wasnt there JUST news on here in which sony said that 360 and Wii will go first because PS3 lifecycle is longer?
yeah, but it depends on the success or failure of Kinect. If Kinect is a huge success then I think MS will stay with the same console, to the dismay of hardcore 360 fans.
The smart money is on Microsoft....if they are smart... If Sony and Nintendo beat Microsoft to the punch or release day and date with Microsoft, Microsoft may not be able to recover. I really think most Xbox 360 owners this gen are more early adopters than fans. And after RROD, they may not be so keen to jump in next gen
2013 for all of them, in a 9 month window we will see all of them launch i bet. xbox first, then SOny pretty close, then nintendo right at the very end.
the next gen wii will respond to the PS MOVE Wii like controls. followed by MS and 3 years later by Sony lol
1. So many great exclusive games out this year - Monster Hunter Tri, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Other M, NBA Jam, GoldenEye, Conduit 2, Sonic Colors, Kirby, Donkey Kong Country and Epic Mickey. These will keep software and hardware sales high, thus generating ample profit for Nintendo. 2. Great upcoming titles for next year like Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Sports Mix, Dragon Quest X, The Last Story, The Grinder. This just shows that Wii has quite a lot of titles that are in development. Nintendo will not release a new console in 2011. If they do *lets suppose* then they will have to release a launch line up for it. The sales of this new hardware and it's related software will clash with Wii sales, causing most of the above mentioned titles to flop. 3. Three.. Dee.. Ess. Nintendo will have to do a lot of advertising and marketing for this thing for at least a year. In some regions, 3DS will launch in 2011 -- so there will be little profit for Nintendo in releasing another console the same year. Flash back -- DS in 2004 + Wii in 2006 = huge success. GBA in 2001 + GCN in 2001 = failure. 3DS in 2010 + Nintendo X in 2012 = hopefully a success. 4. 3DTVs. By holiday 2012, a large number of people will have 3DTVs in their home. If Nintendo's next console is to support 3D, it will have to wait for a surge in 3DTV sales.. which is very unlikely this year or the next. 5. Reggie has clearly stated that he is confident Wii has a very long life ahead of it. 6. Miyamoto stated in an interview in 2009 that Wii's successor will be released in 3, 5 or 8 years. Obviously 5 and 8 years are a bit of a stretch, but 3 years seems right. That's 2012. ps - plz correct me if my reasoning is invalid.
GBA 2001 + GCN = failure? This dynamic duo made a ton of money for the big N. Don't believe the hype. The GCN turned a profit day one like all Nintendo home video game consoles. Microsoft lost four billion dollars on the original Xbox. Bill Gates would call that an "investment" every one else would call that a... colosal failure! Sony chugged along in first but that's all over now. Public perception is everything.
Didn't MS claim that kinect, added on to the current 360 will carry them along for another few years? I remember Sony coming out saying PS3 is still good for another few years (obviously) but then I remember an article shortly after saying MS is expecting to last just as long... Ahh who knows.. a Wii HD would be nice too even though I just bought my first wii like 2 months ago lol
No one should be releasing a new console for awhile. It still feels like these consoles have been out for a year to me. No way should there be a new console this soon. I'm fine with a PS3 for the next 5-7 years.
I think 5-7 is a little long, at least for me. It obviously still has room for graphical improvement, but am assuming that the hardware will be fully utilized in less than 5 years.
it dont matter cause im not gonna be a fool and buy ms hardware till months afterward the launch
It will ship with upgradeable graphics card capabilities and a much better, reliable hardware design, but with a bigger form factor. It is already knee deep into the development process according to an Xbox division employee. And if the possibilities of having an upgradeable graphics card are true, PC gaming will be relegated strictly to those that prefer to game with a mouse and keyboard over a gamepad, or a monitor over a 55" HDTV.
N and MS will roll out in fall 2012, sony will roll out too, or one year later. Sony and MS will be using bluray. 1GB system ram + 512MB - 1GB VRAM. Remember my words guys :)
I will put money on that MS will not have BluRay.
Have to say that I agree with you there.
My money is all digital. Digital downloads and Flash Drives (USB 3.0). USB 3.0 has a transfer rate of 400 MByte/s. Bring your flash drive to a gaming kiosk and download the game to your drive. Would take less than a minute to download most games. Go home and play away.
EVen if your "prediction" prove to be true (quite unlikely IMO) let me ask you something: Are you expecting MS next console no to have DVD playback? I mean are you really expecting MS release a console w/o multimedia capabilities? or do you expect the good old DVD be in the xbox720? That would be LOL worthy.
I can see micrsoft going first developers complaing Eg rockstar no bigger storage or hdd on every system hardware not showing any grahpical advantages anymore low res games when ps3 only seems to advanced every exlclusive games looks better than the last. nintendo wii's are selling like crazy they still many franchise left to put on the wii no need new console yet. Sony will not bring console to 2014-2016 no point at all ps3 selling like hotcakes at the momment and GT5 comes out there wont be that 5 million gap anymore. and really dont see M$ using bluray I just dont see them paying royalties to sony they will probs use somthing diffrent.
i dont get it.... the ps3 is nextgen.... even with the new xbox or new wii.... will they be able to show up the ps3? how it has bluray.. a thriving network... massive exclusives, ps move, internet, netflix, hulu, i mean how can you top what is the ps3....? you cannot.. that is why the ps3 is so great only till the ps4 comes out thats when the game changes all over again
Yes, the PS3 is full of AWESOME. But you seriously mean to tell me that you wouldn't even be slightly interested in getting a next gen console that WILL have much better graphics, total dev support, better online capabilities etc... I was totally enjoying the PS2 when this current generation of consoles came out. When I saw the 360 graphics I had to make the jump. Had Sony launched the PS3 right along with it, the choice would've been easy. They seriously need to consider dropping the PS4 along with Microsoft & Nintendo's next creation.
when the 360 launched Sony released God of war 2 and curbed a lot of potential buyers... I think sony is gonna hold Uncharted 3 for when MS releases the 720.
that could potentially kill all 3 of them
I could play my PS3 for another 4 years. I think my XBOX has maybe 2 left in it. I dont own a Wii, hoping the next one will be better so for that maybe 2-3 years.
i can bet that its gonna be nitendo,and sure its not gonna be called wii hd,its gonna have better graphics than ps3 or 360,i cant say much much better but sure its gonna be very noticeble,and im sure it will have some new feature unseen like wii at its time and now 3ds
The ps3 has only been out in north america for a little more then 3 1/2 years, and 3 years in the EU. Same goes for the wii , it's only been around for 3 1/2 years and xbox hasen't even completed it's 4th year yet. Sony has consistenly had 6 years between generations, and I am sure that nintendo is going to want to keep the wii around for a few more years. Who knows what MS is going to do but I think if they get another year head start that will only give sony the opportunity to come out with a better console again.
Xbox released in November 2005...it's been out for four and a half years. Personally, I'm still loving these consoles. There's a ton of great games already released I haven't had the chance to play and there's a ton of great games on the horizon. If another console released next year, I don't know if I would jump right away unless there was a killer game releasing along with it.
very interesting to see what the specs are next gen over who releases what first imo.
Microsoft loves copying other competitors idea. Because PS2 came out first as a 6th gen (dreamcast doesn't count), the media and solely everyone knows when someone talks about a console, PS2 always comes in mind. Microsoft wanted to use that chance for the Xbox 360, and they were successful, Xbox 360 seems to be the brand name for a 7th gen (next gen) console. I bet they will do the same for 8th gen. I would suggest Sony should go first, but they wouldn't.
If Microsoft does indeed release their next gen console ahead of both Nintendo and Sony, it will have real potential to be the PS2 of the next generation of gamers. While the PS3 is a killer machine riding high on success now, it is in large part due to the dedicated fanbase of the original PSone/PS2 that the PS3 has not failed. But the younger generation of gamers and the media in general have steadily been gaming on the Xbox brand. If they release first, the next Xbox will be the PS2 for the current gaming age as it will be as anticipated by the younger gamers as PSone fans were of the PS2.
Will that is they only way they stay ahead....only...with another halo game to launch ( 2012)
Wont happen for a long time. 2011 if we are lucky. 2012 assuming 2011 didnt happen and if nostradamus is wrong. 2013 being more likely as by this time the wii if sales are still good hit 100m+. 2012-13 for me as by this time ninty wud have come up with either a new control scheme that will either A: Blow motion controls outta the water (unlikely). B: New control scheme to go along with motion control (also unlikey), C: Just a new controller to challenge competitors like ps3 dualshock (not even gonna list 360 controller due to fail of dpad). thats ideas for as far as new controllers go. as far as graphics cocern...: A: Still be no HD. reason why is this gen just proved HD isnt required for entertainment and sales. I wud say there might be a graphical update but to like 576p or ED for cheapness (most liekly considering ninty plan and business do not let the fanboy in thee deny this). B. Updates to HD but not 1080p. 720p only.(unlikely) C: No update whatsoever just adds 3D capabilities for that 3rd dimension (very likely as satoru iwata in an interview said that probably 3d is in the wii successor. no graphical update why i state this well maybe 3d IS the graphical update hopegully it dont turn out to be the case.) New storage format for games: A: BluRay (VERY UNLIKELY. I dont even have to explain why not if u use common sense then u understand easily.) B: HD DVD(alright ill admit. this is lol and ridculous. forget i even listed this xD) C: Still uses dvds! (likely. Ninty is that cheap and concerning cost more viable) D: Trying out new storage format. (Surprisingly likely. I mean heck,. I recall this one article discussing that nintenod has a joint patent with inphase for something relating to holographic storage. who knows? maybe thats just bs. if not. then this new storage meduim be greatly welcomed holography sounds like nice concept. but more unlikely due to costs. but possibilities dont end there.) overall im thankful wii successor wont come for awhile. I can still speculate on it lol. i apologize for wall text.
big difference now from any other generation before is constant firmware updates that adds features and improve the overall quality. Even the will gets updates from time to time so I think its going to be hard to tell when the next generation will start for any of the three. I'm enjoying my ps3 to much to even care right now to even want something new.
Well Sony seems to think it will be either Nintendo or Microsoft.
i thought i was a 10 year life cycle...so wont we have to wait another 5-6 years?
ninty or microsoft will be first ps4 will fail like ps3 is now so why bother releasing that shit anyways
I don't know why some people are in such a rush to have new consoles. If anything I feel like this gen has been lacking and still has so much more to do when it comes to games. There's hardly any variety. It's all tps cover shooters or fps. What happened to all my console jrpgs and action adventure games? On topic though. I think nintendo will be the next to release a new console. It all depends on the sales of the wii though because nintendo doesn't want to divide their new user base.
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