This current generation of game consoles has lasted longer than any in history. What does this mean for the future of gaming consoles and the gaming industry?
it means consoles will be pushed to their limits this time, and companies will make some good money before they spend it on new tech for next-gen hardware.
It means PC users will continue to get crappy ports forever!
How do you make a game on PC, then put it on console, then port it to PC?
it means meetajhu will cry moar
I don't know about current consoles lasting longer. I have a nes, snes, and ps2 in great working condition.
This is great for everyone. Gamers save by not getting another console. We get better games as developers refine games. Developers save costs on making games as they get to know each system better each year. Sony/ms win because console production costs drop each year. This is a great run. I suspect the next round of consoles will be announced soon however. Wii will be first as it's sales get chewed into by move and kinect.
It means that dinosaurs will make a come back.
The 3 that agree with you are 3 of the most ignorant people on the planet...............yourself included.
So, you're saying you don't have to blow in those cartridges? I never met anyone with an NES in great working condition! Not even in 1988! Although, no matter how many times it came crashing to the floor off the TV, it would continue to function adequately! My friend actually bought a new NES, cleaned up my old NES, switched my old NES with the new one and then returned it to the store with broken cartridge door and all! Then he signed the return form M.Bison!
hate to upset your current mood but most games are built/coded and tested on pc first,it's been happening for like 15+ years now and it's never affected pc gaming because the games are toned down afterwards so they run on consoles. ps3 exclusives however are different they are coded differently specifically around the ps3 architecture and while developers can code their games on a pc, it won't run on a pc.
I just hope the next Xbox comes out fall 2012. That would be 7 friggin years already.
I don`t blame you, 360 barely has any exclusive games coming out. Me, I couldn`t care less about a new generation of consoles, at least for a while. I mean, I still have not even played this generation`s Team ICO game, enough said.
I've had my 360 since launch .... In my opinion, It's better then the ps3. But to go 7 years with the same game console? I like upgrading every 4-5 ... not 7! and that's hoping it's 7 cause it could be 8 or 9. There are too many great games coming out this year on the 360 ... So games aren't the problem. Just knowing .... they can put out a new Xbox in 2012 with specs that are 4-8 times more powerful then the 360. That's what I want. 8x AA 60 fps 1080p Crysis 1 graphics at the highest settings on a console.
@tryobee1 i fear for people like you who constantly like being shafted over, ps3 lasts longer does for for your money, you upgrade probably every 10 years on the ps platform thus saving your money, xbox will never have the variety of games that ps has, all it has is shooters and on-rails kinect games, and on that note what games are coming to x360 this year that are not coming to ps3 apart from gears 3 lol, my case is rested:-D MEANWHILE I SHALL HAVE MYSELF SOME LBP2, KZ3, SOCOM4, PS MOVE HEROES, SORCERY, THE LAST GUARDIAN AND MUCH MORE....
@alpha gamer. Well sony has yet to turn an overall profit with the ps3 so don't you worry, team ico will release 5 games this gen before sony can move over to ps4. 4 years and they have yet to report on the black as far as the games business goes. They say things might look rosier next financial report though. Lets see Oh and before somebody posts a link to the article saying ps3 has become profitable, that only meant that they now sell ps3's at a profit, however the whole department as a whole has been gushing money since 06, still a long ways off to turning a profit
They started profiting early 2009 dude. Plus sony makes most of its profit from software sales. You also forgot to mention all the money MS has lost from RROD and the warranties they had to implement.
@Seijoru Bro, he is a troll man. Don't feed him. Everyone knows the PS3 is do extremely well. American VGChartz numbers sometimes get 13yo's panties in a twist.
"Oh and before somebody posts a link" For some reason I read that as "Don't worry about showing proof that I am wrong. I don't care. What I say is more factual than any real facts. I love my bubble."
I thought Christians weren't supposed to lie. *looks at the USA, supposedly a majority Christian nation* Nevermind.
@MysticStrummer Last time I checked, Christians were human. Any Christian that tells you they don't lie is, well, lying. And the US contains a relatively small percentage of the 2 billion Christians in the world. BTW, I really doubt "ChristianGamer" is actually a Christian. He is trolling Christianity just like he trolls N4G.
I think you are 100% spot on predicting 2012. Wii will be the furts to upgrade, possibly in fall 2011. Sony wants to hold on the longest... They have a lot of losses to claw back this gen, and ps3 has legs. Ms/nintendo will be agressive and rush sony yet again.
I am giving you a disagree because you spelled the word "first" as "furts"...I was like O M G that's 1 letter off from farts...I read it that way...
Kulex... Good call on the furts. A very close call indeed.
It means another 2-3 years of <720p at 30 FPS...
I wonder if the PS2 will still be around when the next generation starts. That console just refuses to quit.
I think the release of PSP2 will create the end of PS2 and PSP. There won't be enough shelf space at retailers to keep all this stuff on it and Sony will want people to focus their sights on PS3 and PSP2.
PS2 just launched in some countries in South America. Sony says 10 years, they mean it.
It means the PC gamers dont have to upgrade their graphics until the console lifespan ends. depending on your graphics of course.
You're kidding yourself. I have upgraded my GPU 3 times this generation. 2007= 8800gt 512mb 2008= O.C gtx280 2010= gtx480 Just because the consoles have stagnated doesn't mean PC graphics have. Look at GRID racing then Dirt 2, biiiiig difference. There is a huge difference between Crysis and Crysis Warhead even.
I said depending on your graphics. But because of consoles developers arent producing AMAZING graphics for PC, but just better graphics than a console. GTA 4 mods show this
I like this new approach. I don't want to spend $600 or get a second job to be able to afford a new console every 4 or 5 years. Even with new consoles it usually takes a year or two before we see any decent games. I'd much rather play on these consoles for another couple of years. The companies themselves probably prefer this long cycle as they make money with software, not hardware. I still think there is plenty of juice to be had in this generation.
I like this approach as well, on top of that companies usually lose money on hardware with short console cycles, and they never recoup that initial loss.
To be honest i hope we dont see PS4 for atleast 3-4 more years becuse im enjoying my PS3 alot and graphics are still amazing even tho the PS3 isnt even pushed to its limits yet and we have alot of great exclusives comin out.
the problem with this generation is the internet it means we can upgrade the software of our consoles anytime we want plus the HDD is massive on some consoles this means we can use it for more then a gaming console a lot of people use it as a media player thats something we didnt hav in the previous gens what this means is that we see more value in them
I'm pretty sure this generation is about the same as every other one for Playstation brand. I'll even go ahead and say Sony will announce their new console at this E3, or next E3 for a Fall/Winter 2012 launch date. Nintendo has always had sketchy launch dates, and Microsoft is new to the game, so you can't exactly name how they launch their consoles yet. Most of Sony's consoles last about 6 years until the next one, but continue on to actually sell games for about 10 years total. Playstation - 1994 PSOne & PS2 - 2000 (6 Year gap) PS2Slim - 2004 PS3 - 2006 (6 Year gap) PS3 Slim - 2009 PS4(?)- 2012? (6 Year gap) Oh, it's also worth noting that GG has stated Killzone 3 was their last Killzone game for now and they're moving work to a new IP. Which could in fact be a launch title for the PS4. And I wouldn't put it passed Sony to have Mm make LittleBigPlanet 3 as a launch title as well, with Naughty Dog doing what they've done since the PSOne and make a new IP for PS4 and leave Drake to PSP2, like Jak and Daxter on PS2 and PSP. But, once again this could all be false, but it just seems right to me.
that's what i am thinking too but i don't know,it would be nice to squeeze out a few more years before the ps4 is released i hope it will be fairly cheap not like 700$-1000$ i don't think i could afford that any time soon.
I really doubt PS4 will be announced this year. In fact, no. Not a chance. Maybe next year, and I don't think so what that either. 2013 probably. This year PSP2 will be announced.
it means boredom
which equals trolling in your case
It means I'm sexy and now is lunch time. That's what it means.
i hope with the next generation of consoles [email protected] becomes a standard cause that would be sweet. And i hope that theres backwards compatibility between the PS3 and PS4
It means that multiplatform games on PC will continue to be held back by the puny and pathetic graphics processors employed by aging consoles. Great....
well actually sony just recently patented Upgradeable hardware for console gaming so I could see the trying to follow the PC route and give people the option to upgrade the GPU/CPU. let's just hope they put in enough ram and fix bandwith issues so I don't have to do a massive install for games
It means really old graphics for a really long time. It means endless sequels to the same games but without much of a noticeable improvement.
it will mean the next gen will rock. the later it is released ...the stronger the hardware will get since they know they have to future proof it.
games have always improved towards the end of a console lifespan and this time will be no different, we are in year 5 and 6 for ps3 and 360 and just like clockwork the games are getting better and better. no need for new consoles just yet.
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