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(Planet Ivy)   Are Sony and Microsoft Planning On Nerfing The Next-Gen?   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Microsoft Planning, Sony, Microsoft, Wii U, Epic Games, Skyward Sword, Future Games, Gears of War  
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7053 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Aug 2012 at 2:12 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-16 03:20:05 PM  
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AdamK: lemurs: Sony can't afford another money-losing PS3 debacle, and I don't think Microsoft is in the mood to take another big hit on launch hardware, so it's likely none of the next generation consoles will be massive leaps forward.

hell sony's already experiencing another money losing debacle in the vita (i have one, love playing it even more than the 3ds, but i'm not delusional)

the reality is that content-delivery-convenience has trumped tech for 7 years, it's the entire reason these 7 year old consoles are still doing okay despite looking like dogshiat compared to PC gaming since 2007

the very reason people bought consoles over better tech 7 years ago-and-counting is the very same reason people are buying ipads and downloading games, the things that made the Wii so appealing are the same things that make touchscreens so appealing, etc. etc., the things that made the ps2 and wii and ds far outsell their respective competitors are still around just being used by different companies

graphics are nice and all, but the days of consoles keeping up with PC are gone, as are the days that graphics are the #1 selling point of non-PC devices, if anything the next playstation and xbox are going to downplay the importance of graphics as the sole reason to upgrade - you'll be buying the best content delivery device rather than the best tech and i think in the long run that's all people will really care about (besides, the number of times people's expectations are hurt vs. exceeded in the realm of console graphics hype usually always favors hurt)

I disagree in part, I think graphics will play a major part still. It won't be marketed as "blast processing!!" or anything, but if there are no jumps in graphics for the next gen, then I for sure will not be buying. What would be the point? I don't need my xbox to deliver content, I get it easier through other means. I just want games, pure and simple. And if they aren't going to look better than Skyrim or RAGE, then there is absolutely no reason to buy it.
2012-08-16 02:18:39 PM  
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And make them backwards compatible, pretty please.
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