Arcee speculates on the current generation of gaming consoles and how long we will have to wait before the next generation hits the consumer market.
great article but i do disagree ps3 will outlast the 360 and wii . if theres sales in decline for the wii i would expect to hear more info e3 2012. maybe even m$ . the 360 has already gone nearly into its 6th year now multiplatforms will never push ps3 to the limits because developers want both versions equal . the only ones i will see push ps3 to the max is naughty dog or or sucker punch or guirella games . i think 360 has tapped already to be honest. i dont know about the wii unless nintendo needs to push a powerful hardware sooner and make it hardcore like the snes peace out ?
Yeah I think the ps3 will end up sitting pretty for a while. I could see sony waiting a full year or two after microsofts next console to put out a ps4. Use the time to work the price down on whatever their working on. Unless you can release day and date with a lower price compared to your competition it's best to wait a good long time for things to blow over a bit. Judging from what I see in present consoles I fully intend to buy each of the next generation. Motion gaming will mature quite nicely. Nintendo knows they need to top the wii's motion gimick. Microsoft second version of the kinect, with more powerful hardware and experienced developers. And Sony with 3D and various motion implementations they implement, who show much movement in the augmented reality field.
PS3 is doing good and failhackers won't make PS4 release even a day faster. PS3 may outlast Xbox but both new system will release quite at the same time no more a year split,
Last night I finished with Majin and the forsaken Kingdom. It came out 3 months ago and was multiplatform. Its from the same company that made Folklore, 2007 PS3 exclusive, I'm going to be honest: Folklore looks so much better despite 3 years older. The same with Heavenly Sword and Enslaved...
I bet anything that we will see a new console by 2012. Yes, this generation will last longer than previous generations, we can already see that. The 360 came out in 2005 and the PS3 in 2006 and we are already in 2011. Normally we would already have a new console by now, or at least know about it. But by 2012 one of the platform holders will have to budge. I suspect that it will likely be Nintendo first, then Microsoft and last Sony. It seems from the NGP that Sony wants to continue to take the route of high performance/high cost and that could indicate a later release date, but who knows. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Got Damn I feel bad for you guys. With dx11 becoming the norm. next gen is going to be starting soon on the pc.
Sony has been saying since 2006 that the PS3 will have a ten years life cycle and nothing indicates that it won't happen, PS4 will be announced at E3 in 2015 and will release for holidays 2016 Microsoft considers Kinect a new console, and due to its success with casual audience they don't see any need for more graphic power, so there might not even be a new console since they don't care about core audience anymore and the current hardware is enough for casual for many years to come Sega might jump back to compete with Sony on the other hand, Nintendo will announce a new console at E3 next year (2012) and will be released the following holiday season, this year is all about the 3Ds
Yea that is with all of their consoles. PSOne had a 10 year lifecycle, they stopped production about a decade after its release, and same with the PS2. Their life cycles are 10 years you can still buy PS2's, however that does not mean they don't create their next gen in 5-6 years after launch.
@TheStorm nope, Sony never said anything about how long the life cycle of the PSX and PS2 was going to be, they only said it about the PS3
It will be over in 2012-13
I think you're likely to see a new console in the next 3 years, maybe even as soon as 2012. Guess we'll have to wait for E3.
Not before 2013.
AGAIN WITH THIS!!!!!!!!!
I agree, my PS3 is still feels new to me and I bought it in 2007.
will be around for the longest just like the ps1 and ps2(still is lol)
wii dead consle xbox 360 dying ps3 mybe 2013 or 2014
LOL sure thing dude... I have to laugh at fanboys that actually think Wii is dead when it outsells PS3 by millions every single year
None of the consoles are dead or dying by any means. They are all selling very well. That fanboy probably never liked the Wii or the 360 in the first place, but it is absurd to say something is dying just because you don't like it.
come on not dead like ps2 it just outdated consle it just for their costumer who love mario , pokemon , zelda and litle of square enix title whatever happen nintendo will sell than sony and micro I refuse to be fanboy xbox 360 dying because there no musch exlusives ip halo , gears of war , fable and forza ( kinect just a hardware without software ) PS3 we didn't see too much always coming title
Just enjoy the generation will ya..
I am getting tired of this too.
this gen of consoles is over, long over, it ended for most hardcore gamers in 2007 or 2008. the only current gen is pc, 720p, 640p, 600p, 576p, 540p,480p those are console resolutions, pc starts for most at 1050p minimum, most are at 1080p, 1200p, 1600p or more when running eyefinity. 30 frames per second-last gen 0-2x anti aliasing - last gen 720p or less - last gen 30-90 second load times - last gen 120 frames per second on pc - next gen 16-32x anti aliasing on pc - next gen 1920x1200p on pc - next gen 10-40 secod load time on pc - next gen tessilation on pc - next gen dx10 and 11 on pc - next gen
Wouldn't mind this generation lasting a bit longer! It seems every time the big 3 release a new console my wallet starts to look a bit anorexic. There are also quite a few great games in the pipeline for all of them....
It use to be 5, SONY does a 10 yr, Nintendo and MS will do a 7 7 is the new standard
Less new consoles, more new AAA games!
Im ready for next gen no wow factor on games now its like what you expect everytime when i first played this gen i was shocked every game looked sweet now its like meh looks at crysis 2 multi .
this is a generation were we saw some great trilogies start and finish on one gen eg uncharted gears and mass effect i like this formula of things release a new ip at start of a gen and support it well through out the gen it means we got something good for the long runand since
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