Are next-gen systems necessary?

An analysis of the advantages of innovative next gen consoles, and an assessment of whether the benefits they provide are really worth it to gamers.

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LX-General-Kaos2355d ago (Edited 2355d ago )


The current generation of gaming consoles have been on the market for the better part of a decade. Starting with the Xbox 360 in 2005, followed by the Nintendo Wii entertainment console, and PS3 in 2006. It is now 2012. We have been fighting the good fight with this generation for many many moons now.

Console cycles are very important for the growth of the gaming industry. Since gaming consoles have no upgrade option as does a PC. It is extremely necessary for updated consoles to drive the industry forward. The only drawback that I see from this is the likely chance of videogame prices hiking up $10 as they do annually each new generation. Also the price to develop games will skyrocket for developers. This will likely result to many studios closing down as they were during this current generation.

If some of these consoles are as powerful as rumores mention a good percentage of smaller dev studios will struggle. Even worse then they are today. Sadly it does not end there. We have a solid chance to witness the beginning of the end of used game sales due to new piracy tech that will likely be implemented into next generation consoles.

Hopefully the games produced next generation will justify the purchase. So far we have heard nothing but negativity in regards of new consoles. I pray that the games speak louder then all the hate thats been going around lately. The Nintendo Wii U entertainment console seems to be the 1st to cross the bridge. Hopefully Nintendo can start the war off correctly and shed some positive light back onto the videogame scene.

Rated E For Everyone

GamingTruth2355d ago

yes for the real furthering of graphics cause i sure aint seeing the next gen with pc so yes next gen is necessary

GamingPerson2355d ago (Edited 2355d ago )

is 2000 players online with BF3 PC graphics next gen? or can ps3 do this?

made by sony online ent. not on ps3 for a reason.
lol 1080p alone is next gen for u.

stop talking crap you should be thankful there pc gamers without them you could't have cross platfrom gaming..

And since sony puts games on pc. It is sad that you are more of a sony fanboy than sony.

GamingTruth2355d ago

why are you talking about ps3 since i didnt mention ps3, but anyways no ps3 exclusives on pc oh well

nikrel2355d ago

No. Build games that use the strength of each console. Stop using generic run of the mill engines expecting them to give flawless experiences on everything.

Skyrim is a great example instead of coding for everything code for each platform to give the best it can get. Less bugs, better performance. I'm missing out on the witcher 2 but I would rather miss out then have a golden poo experience.

I own a ps3 and Xbox give each the best do not stifle one to make a profit on the other it just gives everyone a bad taste that lasts for a long time.

ShadowSniper2355d ago

Well ofcourse but Nintendo shouldn't continue,they continue to dissapoint me.. I'm done!! -______-

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