Joel Taveras writes, " ['What Should Be Next' is a weekly column where I examine and discuss certain trends, franchises, genres and ideas in the gaming industry, and where they should be headed.]
If you would have told me in 2004 that in the next generation of consoles the Gamecube’s successor would be the new king, that Microsoft would take a 10 million unit head start, and that Sony’s PS3 would be playing catch up — I would have called you an idiot. And I would have been totally wrong because that’s exactly how it all went down. But now, six years into the current gen, Nintendo is at a standstill and the margin that once separated Microsoft and Sony is now less than 2 million units. Sony is in position to reclaim the crown, but there’s still some unfinished business that needs to be done before that happens. "