Microsoft Corp sees potential for its Xbox 360 video game console to stay on the market longer than the five-year lifespan that is typical for gaming hardware, an executive said Tuesday.
The PS3 is a 42 year console designed to evolve every 6 months till it grows arms and legs and goes to college where it majors in business law. PS3 4 life!!!!
That's good to know. Otherwise the 360 would only have about three years left.
I might just go ahead and skip this round of Microsoft products and wait for the 720 anyway.
i truly agree with u but i think its shorter like 2 to 3 yrs
I buy the console I want on "day one", so I get all 5 years out of it. After 5 years I'm ready for the new technology and power of the next console. (maybe quad-core with 3 gigs of ram and a 500gb HD)*fingers crossed* :-)
Then what would you play?
A console who's life span is more than 5 years but only guaranteed to work for at least 3. Classic! Long live the 30% defective rate. j/k
360 lasting 5 years sh*t that would be a collectors piece
360 owners will then have nothing to worry about, but it would have been better if MS included the HD-DVD inside the console.
so it's 6 yrs, can't compare to 10 like all of sonys consoles
Believe me, no one wants to be playing a 10 year old console. They just can't afford the new one.
I was curious to see how many idiot fanboys followed suit and posted MS bashing responses. Kudos to the predictable Sony lovers who spend all their time on N4G since there's no games to play. On the brighter side, you have Spiderman 3 on BD
Since #5 just died on me I was gonna throw a dig in but it has already been covered...I see. 5 Boxes 5 different problems. #6 is the charm BABY! At least I know I have plenty of time left with my tempermental White Box of heartbreak.
your machine is broke since your here waiting for the sony boys to plaster hate of your beloved white box.
You've had 5 die? Yesh talk about bad luck.
Luck has nothing to do with it. Talk about bad design and quality!!!!
Odd that a console with bad design beats a console with "better" design every month isn't it? A troll response for a troll. Nice enh...
skyo 360 ue repeting ur self grow up u kid in all threADS u say the same bad stuff in a cunning way about the 360 ur the only 1 fooling ur self as we know u.
Judge your an idiot...the guy above sheesh thats some badddddd @$$ grammar.
as the 360 will keep on taking beating from mighty PS3 for another 5 years
the other way around cuz i see sony still not have good games till nex year... but i give u kredit cuz u still have pride 4 the fallen, and in my conlcusion i see that ps3 do NOT have free internet in theoretical way (technocally yes it does). but look 360 u pay 50 a year and THATS IT, all r done 4 the year. but SONY in the other hand says theyre free but look at this if i buy war hawk which is wat, 30 to 40 $ and to me it looks like that they r selling online games seperate to the campian/solo games, 4 ex: warhawk + Metal gear online=about like 60 to 70$ and if sony keeps it up, then it would be 120$ or even more, so that means its either a 5 yr console or a 10 yr, higly expensive console....hmmm ill take my chances with the 5 yr console which is getting its "ass" kicked
I look forward to buying a console every 5 years or so, any longer than that I start to get the FEVER.
for more cow bell? edit: by the way Trailer Park Boys so many wrongs with that but funny as heck
I don't care which system you favor. You have the best avatar I've seen today. TPB is the sh!t.
doesn't seem out of place, if the 360 can manage to hang on to #1 in NA. In a world where development now cost a minium of 10 million for a big name title, if they manage to hang on to #1, I can see developers still making games for the console, just like they do for the PS2. Cause by then it will be a little cheaper with NO R&D cost and all they other cost that plauge the first 2-3 years of a consoles life.
Good luck with that. 5 year cycle isn't bad it's the standard. If it lasts longer well done if not no biggy.
i think XBOX 360 life span will be 5 years and more, if they made HD-DVD a standard. and later more complex games forced early adoptor to upgrade to HD-DVD player. In that case, their lifespan will definately more than 5 years.
or maybe its the first console with a totally different UPGRADED standard...that screwed the first gen buyer HDMI, WIFI, HD DVD...maybe they will have 8 axises later? or probably ....Xbox Live Toy Camera
The HD-DVD add-on only plays movies. It does not allow for games to be read off HD-DVDs. So if the 360 does have a longer then 5 year life span all games will still be on DVD-9s. But that might not be bad since in 2-3 years it might be about half as expensive to develop onto a DVD then the newer standard. Dev's and Pubs are always looking for ways to save money.
DVD is fine for games even though Sony would like us to believe otherwise. Personally I'd rather have shorter games with the price pared back to $40. If the game is good & we actually want more we can all chant, "SEQUEL!" EDIT: Or maybe quarterly releases with cliff-hangers!
am not really into the cliff-hangers. It just feel incomplete when that is done. I perfer a True ending with room for a squel, Cause thats what God of War 2 did to me and now I can't wait for part 3, but who knows when thats gonna be.
is actually a good measure for a console. Anything longer than that and the technology is "massively" outdated. Considering when the consoles hit the shelves they are already outdated by PCs. I also play games on PC's and it is nice to be able to upgrade. Since all games are made on PC first as the consoles age after a few years, the console games really start to look bad in comparison. It is true that over the years that games producers will get better results out of the consoles, but not enough to keep up with how fast technology advances.
he's back.. you should be bannned buddy.. report away.
i reported you, smokey. anything else?
Building a game console today that might still be technologically relevant 10 years from now is extremely expensive which is why MS & Sony are losing billions of dollars while Nintendo execs. roll around in Olympic size swimming pools full of Wii booty. Problem for MS & Sony 4 years down the road is that we don't know what Nintendo's next console will be able to do for $250, but it will be shiny & new.
Thats the reason why developers stop going for that 1 killer game. It cost to much to make it and if it fails you have a bunch of angry people. Now a days you see devs make a game that will branch out into squels, ala CoD4, Guitar hero, Tony hawk, and many more. Planting a seed is the way smart devs make their money. And having consoles that last a little past the norm is never a bad sign, look at the success sony has had with the PS1 and PS2 while the newer console is out there. Same thing with nintendo and their handhelds. usally they have to versions of the gameboy supported at the same time. If MS can keep the 360 around longer then 5 years and make a profit then I say go for it.
I think it will be less... I say 3 years left tops cuz... if sony wants to make their system last till like 2012/13 ish at the minimum then...MS would get an even bigger headstart then befor............but we shall see
How can they say FIXBOX360 lifespam has 5years when they really dies in 1.5??????????????????????????! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because MS finally stapled the GPU to the motherboard to keep it from popping out of it's socket. Nothing is perfect at release, the best you can hope for is that when it works it works well enough that should it fail your customer wants another. Lucky for MS this is exactly what happened with the 360.
Troll all you want but lay off the "shift,?,!" keys.
This buddy meant probably 5 months =)
by next year games most likely will be on 2-3 DVDs. 5 years from now I am not sure how many DVDs they will be. 10 years we were using floppy discs for games? I won't be surprised by 4 years from now we'll have 50GB of games.
I'm not running down your system (this time). You sound like a bunch of whiny brats. What are you so scared of? You really want Sony to win? That's fine, but to seriously believe that no one can compete with your precious Sony is stupid considering it's in last place. Where is the major malfunction in your freaking heads that blocks out any and all fact? The PS3 has potential. There is no denying that. 360 fanboys at least have the balls to admit that. But you Sony hugging freaks scoff and cry at ANY possible information that leans in the favor of the 360 or hints that it could succeed. Get over it. You have a fun console. The PS3 will have games that WILL be fun. But grow up and stop whining everytime something "relatively" positive comes out about the 360. It's pathetic. This is in no way directed towards PS3 owners that just enjoy their console and the news about it. This is for the little whiny brats that embarrass the rest of you. It goes both ways. There's little whiny 360 owners too that can't handle anything positive about the PS3. maybe when your balls drop, you'll realize how stupid you look crying about competing plastic and copper machines.
I genuinely hope it does have a long lifespan. Like many people I was exceptionally disapointed by the callousness they showed the xbox users by dropping all support for the machine after such a short time. Effectively they twisted the arm of every xbox owner into buying its replacement. Having spent the money on it, I'd of liked it to last a lot longer, and I'm hopeful that my 360 won't be so casually dropped by MS. I do expect it to look a little dated in a couple of years, when I expect the PS3 will be showing its real potential, but as a gamer, I hedge my bets and get all systems so I'm prepared for the games where ever I get 'em! :) Long live the 360 - and all the others too! :)
Fanboyism aside, you kind of need a new console every 5 or 6 years. After that and the hardware is just way to outdated. Do you keep a computer for more than 3 years? This of course does not mean that nothing good can no longer come out, as God of War showed us. But while GoW was a great game, does it compare, at least graphics wise, to HS or Gears of War? So with that in mind I'm pretty confident that both err all three companies will release their next big thing around 2010/11 as the author of this post says.
id rather it only last another three or so..by then the pcs well be blowing everything away..sony well milk the ps3 for another 7-8 years,so i hope microsoft jump starts the next gen in a few years....though theres no need to rush as they have the more powerful hardware,even though theve been out a year earlier..
the HD-DVD or blu-ray win. Then they will come out with a new one 2010-2011 backward compatible so they make money with both. I am sure the next xbox will be $499 on release in this moment when the competition is ready for release they drop the price.
demolition,less and less space should be needed actually..because developers hopefully are stepping away from cgi and movies in games..realtime engines as good as they look,actually take up less and less space,because everything is in realtime..if developers dont want to compress their games then,2 or 3 discs may be needed...i think in the next gen games well be on hddvd discs,but it wont be needed,but rather a luxury...
I've already invested plenty of money in my 360 and I DONT WANT its lifespan to last longer than 5 years, especially since 1) it doesnt have a high capacity disc drive and 2) this generation of gaming is subpar
I agree with you about this generation of gaming being subpar, I think they're learning though because I truly want some of the games coming out next year like hardcore.
you would have sent them back for repair's for about 2 to 4 times or more,my friend send it back 3 times already in a year and a half,thats terrible.
They will drop it as soon as they fall behind in the console race. MS is known for their disloyal tactics - they will drop the XB360 as soon as they 720 is ready - and they will want to have a two year lead this time since the Wii overtook the XB360 in less than a year.
I know because once Vista came out all support for XP was dropped. And lord knows that any of the "older" software is unsupported such a media player classic. I like how you take one example and apply it to a whole company. How very intelligent of you...
If the PS3 hasn't gone all betamax or 3DO by then. PC will always be the best.
Doesn't seem to me like that kind of hardware. Obviously rushed, overpriced prepherials, and so on. I have a feeling Microsoft is (quietly) working on Xbox 360 2.0 (otherwise known as Xbox 720) and will discontinue the 360 once they're finished with 720.
the mean time the PS#3 is still taking a beating by the hands of the 360 and Wii.
I highly doubt it'll last 2 years let alone this early 2008 year with MGS4, KZ2, and Final Fantasy coming out. Project Offset is really I think the only game that's going to save the Xbox 360 this upcoming year and maybe GOW 2 if it turns out well. But what the PS3 has going on I don't know if they stand a chance to be honest.
a 3 year warranty. I really don't think mine will last 5 years!!!!
(the sound of one 360 hand clapping a good spanking on the ps3)
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