I still think this could be Sony's last gaming console and will turn to produce just the titles down the line for other platforms like Sega did. I still think the next gen Xbox will be the "winner" a word I use loosely because it almost feels like console gaming is slowly coming to and end... Sky rocketing hardware costs, really expensive peripherals (the Kinect does fall into that category), ridiculous game pricing I'm sorry but NO game is worth $60+tax unless you're like me where you buy only 1 game and always play it (cod for me) and with locking out used games it further reduces any value someone might have seen in spending that much on a title, can no longer take your games to a friends house to play unless they have an Internet connection AND you're able to log on to your personal account there, falling game sales, and many other factors. Even kids seem to be talking less about games and consoles every day.
This seems like the perfect time for a SteamBox type of PC gaming console where title can still be bad for cheap without a bunch of expensive proprietary hardware. I was thinking that I would be buying the new Xbox... But why? $400+ for console, $150+ for 3 additional controllers, $100-150+ for Kinect 2, and $60 for a new COD all before tax..... So that I can have an $800 call of duty machine? I can build a desktop or buy a laptop for that... Nopes ill be skipping the next generation.
The reason i see Consoles including sony going this way is firstly that they have WAY too long product cycles...my last console was a PS1 my friend got me into PC gaming and ive never looked back being a mature player one thing that really annoyed me being a console freak back in the day was game release dates, youd be waiting for games for months wereas and i dont know if this is just me playing MMO's for years and games inbetween there doesnt seem to be that delay and its a world wide lauch not america or japan then the euro zone which i ALWAYS felt was totally unfair on the gaming comunitiy.
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