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This Console Gen Has To End. New Consoles – The Time Is Now

Aaron of RipTen: It’s now 2011, the sixth year since the Xbox360 was released, and while it can be argued that we have progressed in leaps and bounds, we’ve ultimately come to a slow halt. The current age of gaming feels like the end days of the Playstation 2, we’re seeing the same games only somewhat prettier, with a few new features here and there for good measure. Sure, there have been games that have revolutionized gaming as we know it – and I’m sure we’ll continue to see game changers this generation, but think of how much more expansive these games could truly be with new hardware

Invadersims4865d ago

I honestly think that we should keep this generation going for as long as we can. I honestly don't feel like the tech is outdated yet, and I don't want to invest in new hardware anytime soon.

Dark_Charizard4865d ago

I honestly think we need new consoles by 2012

Starhawk4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

Yep, can't wait to buy consoles even more expensive than this geneneration and 80$/90$ games ( because development cost will be higher ) even though the PS3/360 aren't maxed out yet.

Chubear4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

There is a group of gamers that have a feeling for the NEED of a new console and another from yet another console that really don't feel the need anytime soon

Can you guess which is which? :D

Best4865d ago

Well if it ended today, clearly the box would win.

malandra4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

there won't be a new generation at least until 2014, that's the earliest for a new Xbox and 2015 the earliest for a new PS

a new Wii might be announced this year and release the next but it won't mark a generation change

after 2011 there will be another round/year of lots of AAA releases, probably 2013 and that's the last one, after that its trading water until the next gen arrives because developers will already be busy with next gen games

360 had a great run but it has reached its limit although it has Kinect to artificially extend its lifetime, and the PS3 still has plenty to offer

Ryudo4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

@Starhawk

Not true, saying current consoles aren't maxed out is pointless, the PS2 ain't maxed out either is the PSX.

The reason games keep getting better is because developers are finding cleaver ways to get around the limited resources consoles have.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 have 512MB of ram, my Iphone has the same amount. it's utterly looney to believe anything other then current consoles are slowing developers down.

When consoles are getting to the point of here phones have more memory it's time to move on.

A new consoles wouldn't cost developers more to make games it would save them money. Look at games being developed as PC exclusive at the moment. The amount of money piled into making the games is way less then a Sony exclusive or 360 exclusive.

They save money because they don't have to spend 100's of man hours trying to get the best out of extremely limited hardware.

DigitalHorror814865d ago

I'm cool with my NGP and my brand new 160 Gig PS3.

Reibooi4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

I don't think we need to consoles anytime soon. The tech from this gen is still growing and certain devs are JUST now getting into the game.

On top of that I doubt the next gen will happen soon anyway. Sony stated they wanted the PS3 to last at least 10 years which has not yet happened and MS probably wants to keep the 360 around for as long as they can because despite it's high sales they lost a metric crap ton of money early on because of the whole RROD thing. Not to mention launching a new console after just introducing Kinect would be rather ignorant.

Bottom line there are plenty of reasons for both companies to keep this current gen around for at least another 4-5 years.

As for Nintendo. They don't really compete with MS and Sony. The stuff they make tends to stand on it's own. While I think we could use a higher powered Wii I don't know if Nintendo even plans on doing that. It's more likely they will do something completely new.

Active Reload4865d ago

Nope, we don't need new consoles right now. Show me something that presents a huge jump in EVERYTHING the way Gears of War splashed onto the seen, then I'll say we need new consoles.

ProjectVulcan4865d ago

I believe we will see them in 18 months - 2 years. PS3 is still relatively expensive. I do not see sony launching first.

zootang4865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

Blu Ray has helped the PS3 a lot and I would like to see it more utilized by all developers. A lot of room for improvement still. I'm confident the PS3 has a while left yet.

Vherostar4865d ago

I dont think we should get new consoles for at least 5 years. Only people who want new now are those who want it to happen before ps3 finally takes over 360. If its graphics your looking for get a decent PC for the price you would pay for a new console.

jjohan354865d ago

Both consoles are still selling well. There's no point, from a business perspective, to introduce new consoles yet. The way I see it, Microsoft is still making a lot of money from annual subscriptions while Sony is making a lot of money off of their exclusive studios.

nix4865d ago

PS3 is just warming up. not now. maybe in 2 yrs time.

Daver4865d ago

@Malandra

They will be out before 2015 and that is more conceivable than saying at earliest 2015.
I say they will launch in 2013

Pixel_Pusher4865d ago

For the Xbox maybe but the PS3 still has room to stretch it's legs. Still I wouldn't say no to a PS4.

AngryTypingGuy4865d ago

It all has to do with money. When the tech gets inexpensive enough to produce a game without the average company having to worry about going bankrupt should it fail, then the new gen will start.

I'm in no hurry. The PS3 makes amazing looking exclusives and now the 360 will apparently start using tessellations, so this gen still has life in it graphics-wise.

RioKing4865d ago

Yeah DARK_CHARZARD I'm sure you want one and I'm sure your mommy will buy you one as soon as it comes out ;)

Dee_914865d ago (Edited 4865d ago )

am i the only who think there wont be a xbox 720 ?
they need more in house studios because people arent going to keep going for timed exclusives

unless they go the nintendo route and just focus on the casuals with kinect
which is what i think will happen
but i was also thinking if the the wii2 had an eye cam thats more high tech than kinect and gave the controllers the same/better tech than move
it would take over the casual market next gen
all in all I dont know lol
ask sega. its not enough room for 3 lol

edit: wow what if sega made a console next gen?
i would buy it just for sonic lol

MaxXAttaxX4865d ago

Yes, because a goddamn iPhone has the same graphical output as PS3.

/s

HappyGaming4865d ago

Saying the PS3 hasn't been maxed out is a stupid argument...

At the end of the day even if the PS4 was released tomorrow with 2010 technology it would make PS3 graphics look outdated.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi4865d ago

2012 is too soon. 2013 definitely. Each generation the cost of creating games goes up and as the cost of creating games go up devs have to try to get as much out of a generation as possible. So expect each following generation to be longer than the last.