Console Gaming is dying?

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by dud, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. American Gunner

    American Gunner Platinum Member

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    Again, there you go with CoD. You are pretty obsessed. It's too bad too, if you could look past it you might find some great games.
     
  2. Veliko

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    exdeath is nothing more than a dullard.

    His excuse for not ever kissing a girl is that sex is only for the lowest common denominator, as it hasn't changed in the last thousand years.
     
  3. MichaelBarg

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    This. Almost everyone who wants a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii already has one. They've been out so long that the growth in the console gamer market for this generation of systems is pretty much played out. Re-purchases are usually due to system failure or a desire to get a Slim version. That's a pretty small market. Once new hardware comes along it'll start a whole new upgrade cycle.
     
  4. mmntech

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    I don't know if this generation has gone on particularly long historically speaking. So I hit up Wikipedia.

    First Generation (1972 to 1977) - 5 years [N/A]
    Second Generation (1976 to 1984) - 8 years [7yrs]
    Third Generation (1983-1992) - 9 years [4 years]
    Fourth Generation (1987 to 1996) - 9 years [6 years]
    Fifth Generation (1993 to 2006) - 13 years [5 years]
    Sixth Generation (1998 to present) - 14 years [7 years]
    Seventh Generation (2005 to present) - 7 years [6 years]
    Eighth Generation (2011 to present) - 1 year [N/A]

    Wikipedia bases these numbers on when the first major system launched and when last major system was discontinued. I've put the time between generation launches in brackets. So the average time a generation lasts is 9.28 years. Average time between generations is 5.83 years.

    In terms of time between generations, this one hasn't gone on any longer than previous ones. In terms of lifespan for a generation, this one still has a long time to go. Though it is entering it's final stages. Mind you the PS2 saw some of its best games come out in 2005 and 2006. So I don't think this current generation is about to loose steam anytime soon.
     
  5. cmdrdredd

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    Right but that doesn't change the fact that in the past, a new system that brought a leap in visuals was introduced more quickly than what we have now with the PS3 and Xbox360.
     
  6. exdeath

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    Is this seriously the only thing anyone cares about?
     
  7. zerocool84

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    No one bases the length of the generations that way from when the last one is discontinued since that makes no sense. Every one bases it on when the first system of a generation comes out then to the first new system of the next generation as in Sega Dreamcast (the start of the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube generation) to the Xbox 360 and from that time on. This generation has gone very long.


    What's the good of the new consoles if the visuals aren't improved? More powerful consoles allow you to do so much more with your games that you couldn't before. We already know what you're going to say but there's been MANY great games released on current consoles that couldn't have been done on earlier consoles because they weren't powerful enough and the same will be said for the next generation of games. We get you only like old games and that's fine but some of us can enjoy old AND new games because a good game is a good game no matter how old or new it is.
     
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  8. Fingolfin269

    Fingolfin269 Lifer

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    How did you derive your assumption from that statement?
     
  9. mmntech

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    Which is why I did both. DS was released in 2005 and 3DS was released in 2011. Six years. Wii was released in 2006 and Wii U in 2012. Six years. It's most likely the Orbis and 720 will launch next November. I expect them to be demoed at E3. Might even see some prototypes at CES. The 360 will be going on 8 years by then, which will make it the longest between launches but not so much as it's way out of the ordinary.
     
  10. cmdrdredd

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    Are you seriously that retarded that in that whole group of sentences you only pick out a mention of graphics?

    That is the way game systens have been defined each gen. If graphics did not matter at all we would be playing on an nes still.
     
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  11. IceBergSLiM

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    I rarely play games on my phone anymore. The games just aren't comparable to sitting in front of a 65" tv with surround sound. That experience won't be changed until those imagage projecting glasses become more robust and main stream.