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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:18

I'm getting so tired of the which console is more powerful. The spec that both system has I Dont see it lasting more than 5 years. Technology is going so fast and the new consoles are already outdated by a few years now. Can't see myself getting either. Does anyone feel this way?




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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:23

No.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:29

I'm getting so tired of the which console is more powerful. The spec that both system has I Dont see it lasting more than 5 years. Technology is going so fast and the new consoles are already outdated by a few years now. Can't see myself getting either. Does anyone feel this way?

I don't really see them being relevant over three years from now.  They're already weak compared to a relatively cheap PC and that's a gap that's just going to get bigger.

 

We didn't really expect the Xbox 360/PS3 to last so long though and they kept going, so I'm not writing off their prospects...I'm just not impressed.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:32

I'm getting so tired of the which console is more powerful. The spec that both system has I Dont see it lasting more than 5 years. Technology is going so fast and the new consoles are already outdated by a few years now. Can't see myself getting either. Does anyone feel this way?


Naw... Both the X1 and PS4 have improved greatly in the 4months they have been on store shelves...

I sure that there is a TON left in the tank for both, for years to come... I'm gonna enjoy this ride...

This generation is probably my last go round with consoles...

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:54

These consoles will last a good 10 years, take the PS3 for example. It is still bringing out quality games and its 3 years out from its 10 year cycle. Can't see the same happening with the PS4. 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:54

I'd expect a similar lifespan to this Gen. The average consumer isn't choosing between consoles and PCs. They're choosing between different consoles so the fact that they don't stack up to PCs isn't really a factor. They're better than the old Gen and sooner or later games will dry up on the old gen and that's all that matters.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:05

You think at the moment. Games are being released with multiplatform in mind. So devs are making sure the game is feasible on last gen consoles too.

When they start concentrating on current gen only. That's when we'll start seeing what these consoles are made of.

Look at the current gen only games, they're looking great.

 

These consoles will last probably just as long as their older consoles.

We didn't really have that problem last gen at launch because of the jump to HD and the introduction of a proper online platform.

 

I still think that they should have released the consoles this holiday instead of last year.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:12

These consoles will last a good 10 years, take the PS3 for example. It is still bringing out quality games and its 3 years out from its 10 year cycle. Can't see the same happening with the PS4. 

Wait, you say PS4/XO will last a good 10 years, with PS3 as an example. And then you say you can't see it happening with PS4/XO?



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:13

I think 5 years for sure, too much money sunk in to develop them so they have to make money back before you sink more money into a new one.  I'm betting we won't see new ones for 7 years again.  Unless the R&D costs are less, because they're using close to standard hardware just upgrading it without forcing the developers to learn things all over would be possible and way to cut costs.  But still, both have the 360 and PS3 still selling, those would have to stop first before we look at new ones.    I think you can still find a PS2 but really no one wants to support 3 generations of consoles, 2 tops is anything developers will really do and that for only a limited time.   I think this year will be the last one where developers release games on current and last gen systems.  2015 will probably see the majority of games being on the new systems only.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:13

Technology is not moving any slower or faster than it did for last gen which saw a good 7 years and technically it was still going strong with games like The Last of Us really pushing the consoles. 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 15:41

Technology is not moving any slower or faster than it did for last gen which saw a good 7 years and technically it was still going strong with games like The Last of Us really pushing the consoles. 

ReRAM/MRAM/DDR4/Hybrid Memory Cube, NVMe, OLED, HSA...

 

I'm not saying anything is happening overnight, but massive improvements might happen sooner than you'd think.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 15:47

Nintendo should strike in 3 years. Sadly they are not ready. But it would be the time for them to retake the crown and put both Sony and Microsoft in a bad position.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 15:48

They seem stale and underwhelming already. I think 5 years is an overly optimistic expectation for either of them.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 15:51

This generation is cheaper for the manafactures. Profit day one. x86 acrchitecture makes backwards compatability a lot easier going forward and cheaper to vastly improve performance. If VR takes off, Microsoft and Sony will need to release better hardware sooner rather than later. I think this generation will be 4-5 years before seeing new hardware but new boxes will be fully backwards compatible, people will just slide painlessly into the next generation. I think it's going to be great from now on.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 15:57

This generation is cheaper for the manafactures. Profit day one. x86 acrchitecture makes backwards compatability a lot easier going forward and cheaper to vastly improve performance. If VR takes off, Microsoft and Sony will need to release better hardware sooner rather than later. I think this generation will be 4-5 years before seeing new hardware but new boxes will be fully backwards compatible, people will just slide painlessly into the next generation. I think it's going to be great from now on.

If this happens, I'll be happy.

 

But that would also eat into streaming gaming, so I'm still not convinced that the next gen will be backwards compatible with this gen.





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