Will The Next Console Generation Last Even Longer?

OnlySP: Developers and gamers alike breathed a sigh of relief when the veil was lifted on the new consoles. Sure we all knew they would be coming soon but with the Xbox 360 release in 2005 and the PS3 release in 2006 generation fatigue was permeating all levels of gaming society at the time.

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Dwalls11712012d ago

Yes the more tech that comes with these consoles the longer they will last...I say a solid 8 years before a ps5 release

PockyKing2012d ago

I think with the cloud it may be more than that. I doubt these will be the last consoles, but the more I hear about these cloud features so all we'll need is a little thing like the OnLive box to connect to a TV and play games.

RyuCloudStrife2012d ago

Looks like it will last longer than this one.

DeadlyFire2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )


I see next gen lasting about the same. Devs were a little touchy about not being able to do things in the last year or so in PS3/X360 cycles before word of the new consoles appeared. PC tech is evolving just as fast as always so I expect consoles will leap when PC APUs hit 3-4+ Tflops.

Cloud can extend PS4/Xb1's lifespan beyond 10-12 years definitely. The option to not buy the generation after will actually be on the table for the first time when PS5, and XB 4 roll around the corner. Which could lead to cheaper or more pricy consoles depending on how well cloud games are received at that time.

MostJadedGamer2012d ago

Last Gen still has some life left in it. I'm sure there will still be a decent amount of releases for the PS3 in 2014.

ArnoldSchwarzenigra2012d ago

Is speculating about this right now really necessary? We haven't even seen them hit the shops yet.

pr0t0typeknuckles2012d ago

what im thinking about is that,will the next gen last at all,if sony does what microsoft did,which i really hope they wont,then all we gamers have left is wii u and pc,i can see this becoming a new age crash for the industry.

djthechamp242012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

what the fuck is you talking about man, what is sony doing wrong dude

pr0t0typeknuckles2012d ago

let me put this in a way that you can understand,if sony does what microsoft did,i.e. the 24 hour online check in, the used game BS,then all we gamers have left is a wii u, and pc,and that limits options,and when you limit peoples options they tend not to buy products,and when you dont buy products industries go out of buissiness,hence a second video game crash.

Patiotom2011d ago

Loosing money hand over fist in every market they are in, the only market they make any money in is ironically Insurance!!!!!

ricochetmg2012d ago

Microsoft was the first to sign-up for #PRISM

GDDR6_20142012d ago

Wih both consoles going with standard pc architecture, I'm hoping for more frequent but backward compatible releases, example ps5 in 2017, it can not only play all ps4 games they will look better!

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