Everybody knows that MS and Sony are working on their next console, way before Nintendo released information for their next.
The article is basically saying, "our next console will be cheaper to produce".
Do we think Sony is scared of Nintendo? Probably not.
And really, lets wait till Nintendo can produce a great "hardcore" system before it shakes the industry. People have short term memories because the Wii is the first Nintendo console to be labelled as a "casual" system even though that label came to the system after the Wii was released.
Yes indeed- the news here isn't that a console is being developed, it is that they are changing the funding strategy.
And whilst it is very possible that Nintendo's faster schedule is putting pressure on the others to hurry their next release up (though there is only so much faster that can be done), I would guess this has more to do with the 'massive up-front investment' model for the PS3 not having actually worked very well.
"We've got maybe seconds before Darth Rosenberg grinds everybody into Jawa burgers and not one of you buds has the midi-chlorians to stop her!"
They screwed up because they thought people would automatically buy the PS3 no matter what the cost was because they bought the PS2. They were also pretty damn arrogant too.
The PS2 was old when the PS3 was released. Considering the 360 was out a year before, the release date for the PS3 was perfectly alright. The PS2 was "last gen" by that time.
But I do agree if they release the PS4 before the PS3 is up, I think it would be a bad idea. I believe that the PS3 can still create gorgeous games for the next few years before the need to upgrade. I also think the same with the 360.
The next gen consoles, I don't really see a reason for them right now. Graphics can get better but I don't have any complaints on what games look right now.
The PS3 is still churning out the best console-graphics we've seen so far (Uncharted 2 etc), so I can see no justification for bringing out a new PS console before it starts to look dated. Nintendo are allowed to go to the next console as the Wii is already last-gen when it comes to graphics and online capabilities.
Even though Nintendo sold more than the other consoles, the Wii is inferior to BOTH the 360 and PS3.
It does not offer the superb on-line service of the 360 NOR the stunning graphics of the PS3.
Wii may be bang-for-the-buck at the initial launch BUT in the long run, the PS3 and the 360 gives you more value for money, since both consoles still produce great titles with excellent replay value and DL content. The PS3 can even be used as alternative for stand-alone Bluray player.
Besides Wii Sports (it's not even that decent of a game concept... you can do all those sports IN REAL LIFE. Lmfao), there's nothing that the Wii can offer that their competitors can not.
Kinect and Move are both better than the Wii-mote.
And LBP is better than any 'casual' game the Wii has come up with.
With regards to PS4 release, I don't see a reason why they should make a new console, since the PS3 is still the most powerful console available in the market.
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Last edited by AsbestosFlaygon on May 30th, 2011 at 09:39 PM
Ehhh. Those two pictures don't impress me that much; not nearly as awesome as they make it out to be. The bottom one just looks too fake - they still have quite some way to go with making light react with surfaces and create realistic shadows properly.
I'm excited to see what the ps4 will bring to the table, but, like others, I think that the ps3 has a ways to go before it is finished. As for the nintendo's console...I think it is a bad Idea, and don't think it will really do much as far as competition. Making the controller able to continue the game when you leave the tv is an excellent idea...only problem is, not everyone will need that option, and the controller will be much more expensive (most likely), and sony already has that idea taken care of, and theirs is optional. If you WANT to be able to play games on your console when you leave it, you can transfer to the ps vita. Sure it's pretty expensive, but it isn't a fundamental part of the console either, so it is optional.
It's assumed that graphics will be a big issue because why wouldn't it be but I suspect next gen consoles for Sony and MS will also be about complete media centres, social networking and a better system for digital distribution.