Do We Really Need New Consoles Yet?

Written by Jared Zimmermann - "Let’s go back to when the “Xbox 720″ and Playstation 4 were just rumors. My initial thought was, “Mmmm new consoles might be nice, but I don’t know…” this again was back when Next-Gen were just mere rumors. Then the day I saw those conferences where Microsoft and Sony both revealed their newest consoles, my new initial thought was, ”AWWWW YEAAA,” it was short lived however as both representatives for each console mentioned,”no backwards compatibility.” On top of that, old accessories wouldn’t work, downloads don’t transfer, you can’t cross console play, and my acquaintances not having any money at all, why am I still supposed to be excited again?"

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ABizzel11992d ago

Yes they just need more games, which is going to take at least 1 - 2 years.

Axecution1992d ago (Edited 1992d ago )

no we dont ...the ps4/xb1 just came out! <forced laugh track>

On topic though, this article doesnt actually have anything to do with needing next gen consoles in 2013 or not. It's just whining about the launch games and the controllers; and for no real valid reason.

It's just like "Why do we need a touch pad? Why do the triggers need to vibrate? Why did you change the controller at all its been 20 years? Why dont you have more launch games?"

Relientk771992d ago

The PS3/360/Wii Generation lasted too long

yes we need them

iamnsuperman1991d ago

I think that is evident by how many people bought a PS4 or Xbox One day One. A lot of people saw it was time to upgrade

cyguration1992d ago

LOL why even ask? The Xbox 720p can barely do 1080p while high-end PCs are getting graphics cards ready to hit 4K. Is this article even serious?

Had MS and Sony waited any longer they would have been left so far behind that literally PCs would have been strong enough to emulate Xbox 360 and PS3 games.

Hicken1992d ago

Well, I suppose console makers could have opted to put all high-end gear in their machines, but then they'd cost the same amount as those PCs you're talking about.

Funny thing is: if they DID cost the same, they'd outperform those PCs. You know, optimization and all.

As to the article: No, we don't really need new consoles... cuz we just got em.

cyguration1992d ago

Really? Because the average $500 PC can run NFS: Rivals at 1080p and 60fps, the Xbox One can't.

2muchw1nn1ng1992d ago (Edited 1992d ago )

Yes, we need new consoles. Technology is always being updated fast, especially with computer hardware. 7 year old hardware is ancient by modern standards. Which is why we constantly need a new console cycle at least every 5 years.

And to the PC elitist comment above, keep in mind that consoles still get the best blockbuster exclusives (GTA V comes to mind) while PC usually gets sh*tted on with multiplats. Also, no one is taking advantage of "4K" as it is not a sound business practice for devs to cater to 1% of the PC gamer population

B-radical1992d ago (Edited 1992d ago )

GTA V will be on pc eventually...the mods are gonna be beautifuls.

4k will be pc standard in about 3 years when the monitors will be cheaper

2k is already a supported resolution on pc......i honestly dont see 4k being that far away

KonsoruMasuta1992d ago (Edited 1992d ago )

By the time PC gets GTA V, the rest of the world would have already moved on to better things. I doubt anybody is really going to care anymore, except for the PC exclusive gamers who waited months to play it.

2muchw1nn1ng1992d ago

Sorry, but I really don't see 4k monitors and TVs being adopted that fast within that small time frame. Sh*t, we barely get true 1080p programming through the shows we watch. Gaming is also not going to take advantage of 4k at least until the next console generation.

Godmars2901992d ago

I am getting a sense of "WTF" from game "journalist" talking about the PS5 and whatever MS and Nintendo will call their next systems. That if the PS4 and XB1 are still around after 10 tens that's going to be 5 years too long.

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