Yes, I realize this is a touchy subject, and I will likely be accused of making a "click bait" blog. But just hear me out here. I'm actually against there NOT being a 9th generation of consoles.
Microsoft and Nintendo have both stated that they have plans for a 9th generation console, the Nintendo Fusion, and, I don't know, the Xbox Two. *Loud Booing.* Ok, corny joke, but lets get into the topic.
About a month ago an article popped up showing Specs for a possible 9th generation console. It came from a reliable source, and seemed realistic enough to believe. It was vaguely confirmed during a investor meeting that took place fairly recently. While Iwata basically confirmed nothing about the rumors other than that handheld and home consoles will be integrated, he clearly stated that they have SOMETHING planned.
The Xbox executive himself has stated (Or rather Tweeted.) that he thinks home console hardware will be important for a long time, and he does not think the Xbox One will be the last home console Microsoft makes. Of course, this is just a tweet, and we're not sure if Microsoft actually has another Xbox planned.
Let's look at the positives:
Many favor console gaming over PC, and even I personally do not want PC gaming to take over despite me liking it. With many claiming that this will be the last generation of consoles, it's nice to see the companies at least talking about their future hardware. Furthermore, when you think about it, console gaming is cheaper. You pay 400 bucks for a PS4, 50 bucks for PS Plus if you want to, and buy one or two games a month for 60 bucks like I do. With the PC, you have to find a GOOD gaming Pc, and those aren't cheap, then cross your fingers that you don't have to buy a processor every time you boot a game up to an old one. I have always favored console gaming, and I am sure many do. I'm not sure whether I would stop gaming all-together should next-gen be PC dominated, but I wouldn't game as much.
Now let's looks at the negatives:
When exactly are these consoles coming out, if they even are? Could something happen this generation that makes the companies decide against another console? And what about Sony? The PS4 is doing great, so I doubt they're focused on another console right now, but it couldn't hurt to be prepared for it. And there are analysis claiming Sony has a chance of going bankrupt in two years due to nothing besides Playstations selling well. I'm pretty sure they would sell the brand to another company, but to who, and would they even want to make a Playstation 5?
All of this is mainly rumors and speculation, but I suggest that you look further into each companies claims about 9th gen. It is a little early to worry about this, but only PC Master Race gamers want a PC-Only-Generation.