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Submitted by ssb3173 1488d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation, Xbox, Wii U - Which Will Survive?

There's a growing sentiment that Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony may not stay in the console business much longer. Which company will be the next to go? (Next-Gen, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

DonaldBeck  +   1489d ago
not my wallet! D:
Misterhbk  +   1489d ago | Well said
all of em
decrypt  +   1488d ago
Doesnt effect me since i dont play on console. Couldnt care which one of em went out of business.
JoGam  +   1489d ago | Well said
Its funny how someone always has to throw out a topic to get everyone fighting. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will be fine. Just keep supporting gaming.
dark-hollow  +   1488d ago
It would be boring with only two competitors.
BitbyDeath  +   1488d ago
Agreed, i hope we get more.
Bring on Apple or Samsung or one of the many other talented technology firms to join in.
Detoxx  +   1488d ago
I dont see how the Wii is compitition against the PS and Xbox.. Both have very differrent games
Shok  +   1489d ago
Why would 1 or 2 NOT survive? It's just a random belief that fanboys have. All 3 have many more years in the industry.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1488d ago
If anything a 4th will break through, but the current 3 aren't going away. Gaming is so much more mainstream these days. It's not like how SEGA went poof.
ssb3173  +   1489d ago
I hope they all survive, each console is amazing in its own way
AgentWD40  +   1488d ago
I would love to no
where this rumour of a console maker dropping out came from, someone obviously sees them as a threat and wants them out. Maybe apple are going to release a console and want the competition gone.
2EHO  +   1488d ago
There was a rumor recently about one of the console makers joining a cloud gaming type service. Thus not making a new console. We know Wii U is coming out this year. So out of sony and Microsoft who could it be? Me personally I just think ony and microsoft saw you don't have to have the best tech to be successful. I'm looking forward to next Gen.... Its going to surprise a lot of gamers in what they see.
TronEOL  +   1488d ago
I believe that's the only thing that could really move the gaming industry a bit. Apple is a well known company world-wide and would definitely attract the casuals if done right (ex, iPad/iPhone/Mac connect ability, etc).

I could actually see how they'd do it, too.
- Connect iTunes/Game Center Account
- Plays all games bought on iPad/iPhone
- Most likely use Cloud Gaming so the box itself isn't expensive (OnLive-style).
- Tons of third-party support from well known Dev's
- Use iPod/iPhone/iPad as a touchscreen gaming controller (Wii-U style) or alt-display (which would be huge since almost everyone has an iPhone/iPod nowadays).

Just a few ideas that could actually be possible.

Only problem is I could see a massive amount of "Angry Birds"-style games dominating the market if this were to happen. Sure, it'd bring game prices down, but you'd also be getting what you're paying for.
ps3dude44  +   1488d ago
all of them, especially playstation because all of the studios they have.
tiffac008  +   1488d ago
I don't see any of the Big 3 dropping out. The console market itself will likely evolve and the market will continue to flourish.
Buzz7S  +   1488d ago
Nintendo have been around for over 20 years. PlayStation have been around for over 15 years. Xbox has been around for over 10 years.

For as long as the sales numbers reek in the profits, they will not stop.
MysticStrummer  +   1488d ago
A growing sentiment among hit whoring BS artists.
GraveLord  +   1488d ago
They will all survive. All the big 3 aren't going out of business any time soon. The reason the Dreamcast failed was because SEGA didn't have the money to support a failing console. We've seen Nintendo fail with a console before with the Gamecube. But look, they're still in business! Sony and Microsoft are gigantic corporations that will keep making consoles as long as there is a demand for it.
na-no-nai  +   1488d ago
Forgot to mention that Sega rushed most of it consoles out causing people to lose faith in their console. Many bad decisions and huge of money lost
Shok  +   1488d ago
Yea, kinda like what na-no-nai said, Sega's timing with the Dreamcast was way off and just weird.
TronEOL  +   1488d ago
They'll all survive.

All three of them have a place in the market, and they are all needed in the market in order to keep the ball rolling. As much as I'm not a fan of Microsoft, I do believe they need to keep Sony on their toes, and the same can be said to Microsoft from Sony.

I don't believe we would have gotten all our amazing games across all the consoles if it wasn't for the pressure put on by the others.

There are actually tons of reasons and examples that can be used to prove it, but I'd like to keep this short. If you look just a little at the situation, you'll see it.
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   1488d ago
MS is much stronger than their Japanese counterpart......definitely in it for the long run.
Relientk77  +   1488d ago
They will all survive, to me the most that matters is PlayStation. I will be buying the PlayStation 4 because I love the games and variety the PS systems have to offer.
Young_ART  +   1488d ago
i think 3 is enough.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1488d ago
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if EA decided to make a home console with Origin. They're a huge company with enough exclusives, especially sports games, to gain some market share. I wouldn't like it, but it seems likely. I'd rather Valve make a console than anyone else, imo.
Adolph Fitler  +   1488d ago
If 3DS keeps selling poorly, & people are more astute to gimmicky crap than they were this gen with the Wii, then I would say Nintendo would be the most likely candidate to drop out.....they never sell consoles at a loss, & if a company wants to have remotely powerful console hardware in this day & age, they have to give more & charge less.....& that is not something Nintendo has ever been willing to do, nor ever will be in my opinion. Meanwhile, Sony, MS, both sell there new machines for high prices, but not that much higher than what Wii launched for, & Wii was a gen. old in tech in reality......and now we have Onlive rocking up & giving consoles away for nothing, or as a giveaway when you buy a certain game. Free fricken consoles now. What hope does a company that won't give anything away for nothing have to survive in this market.

And if it is Nintendo, then good riddence in my opinion....they should have gone instead of Sega, as at least Sega adopted new ideas like cd & tried to innovate with powerful machines. Nintendo consoles on the other hand have become overpriced, underpowered, gimmick riddled, kiddie machines in every sense. I mean, how much more awesome would it be to see Myamoto make a M rated game for Xbox 720 & PS4....

Thats my 2 cents.
matey  +   1488d ago
your a plum m8 Sony will be dropping out are you really stupid m8 this article is wrong anyway the real rumour is either Microsoft/Sony will not make a new console Nintendo were not even part of the Rumour ie WiiU/3DS get a grip you dont need to sell a console at a loss to give the gamer more power these days m8 as the WiiU will show you

Custom Radeon HD GPU using the very best most current graphics technology in other words all the best features of HD5000/6000/7000

Custom Power7 CPU 4/6 cores at 3.6ghz in final build with 768mb/1gig of EDRAM,Basically Watson technology.

So Nintendo's 1st HD system will be Full 1080p Native experience at high frame rates with extreme gameplay.

WiiU will have the best looking 3rd party games and 1st party games that trample on all efforts from Sony or Microsoft with there HD efforts Nintendo will show the world what is possible with really powerful hardware i mean Galaxy1 and 2 are better than the competition and thats using very moderate hardware there AAA games are Hollywood quality in terms of polish and gameplay.
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MysticStrummer  +   1488d ago
"WiiU will have the best looking 3rd party games"

Maybe, but only until PS4 and NextBox show up.

"and 1st party games that trample on all efforts from Sony or Microsoft"

In your opinion. I personally don't care how good Mario and N's other titles look. I lost interest in them years ago.
Shok  +   1488d ago
"If 3DS keeps selling poorly"

Stop right there. You already lost all credibility.

The 3DS is selling at a faster rate than the PS2, Wii, and even the original DS. It's the fastest selling system ever.
Ck1x  +   1488d ago
There is nothing credible at all in your rant, its just complete utter nonsense! Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but at least give it when it is relavent to the article you are commenting under. I read your post and had to go reread the headline thinking i was in some "who hates nintendo for no reason forum"
yabhero  +   1488d ago
Well the 3DS is selling very well an Nintendo is beginning to make profit. You are one of the many people who confuse mature games with hardcore. Nintendo has always cater to dedicated gamers. Nintendo would never make games for other companies... They would suck. Ungrateful. Nintendo finally makes a system wih graphics than are at least better than PS3 (probably better considering those were unfinished dev kits), HD and Steam/Origin powered online. Nintendo finally gives Us what we asked for. Better graphics, good online and HD 1080p out of the box. All we do is whine about how mucho he 3DS didn't do well in the beginning...
Also MS would be most likely to drop out because they could just put Xbox Live on PC's and release PC MS games.
Sugreev2001  +   1488d ago
For us gamers sake,I hope all three survive and sell profitably.
Raoh  +   1488d ago
The mistake I made this gen is I bought all three consoles.

The wii does not have enough games for me to have kept it. Wii Sports was not enough to justify keeping it.

The 360 does not have that many great exclusives. Halo and Gears are great games for some, but if your not into those two games your left with just a dumbed down pc.

The PS3 has the best exclusives, shoddy third party games most of the time.

This gen has pushed me toward pc gaming more than consoles.

I'll probably go with the PS4 next gen only. I have a capable pc that will only need a video card upgrade for $150, maybe in about 1 to 2 years, then I can also overclock my x6 cpu and double my ram from 4 to 8 for only $30. So my third party games will be covered on the cheap on the pc, plus the pc versions of pc games are cheaper than console versions and most of the time support mods. Leaving me with just playstation exclusives. There also seems to be a new path for playstation for pc/playstation cross platform gaming.. that is a nice bonus.
PCE  +   1488d ago
They all need to survive. I am a fanboy for all three consoles and PC. I'll support all platforms next-gen. Nobody should drop out.
yabhero  +   1488d ago
Spoken like a true gamer...
DFresh  +   1488d ago
Come on people.

Are we really going to take words of companies with failed products advice predicting the future of gaming?


Get Real.

Don't make me laugh.

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