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Rhonin the wizard said:

Haven't we heard that credit cards would replace cash?

Or that videophones would replace telephones?

Or mobile phones would destroy handhelds?

Or that the NES is a fad and video games would only exist on computers?

Did any of these happen? No.

Consoles will continue to exist for a long time.

The credit card replacing cash, and mobile phones destroying handhelds are already happening.

The videophones bit I never understood much of it's reasoning considering you normally only need to talk/listen to communicate. "videophoning" is more of an extra feature of phones, rather than a replacement (mobile phones already allow you to videophone anyway).

PC gaming was but a fraction of console gaming in the 80's. Console gaming is older than PC gaming too. PC gaming has gained ground over consoles since then, and now consoles look more and more like PCs.



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nightsurge said:
By "in the near future" I think he means within the next 30-50 years, which by then he may be right. Within the next 10-20 years I see consoles and handhelds coexisting until the technology exists to where a handheld can act as a console (output to TV in HD, support controllers connecting to it) at home while still being a handheld on the go.

I was gonna say that.

 

 



I can see that happening, considering every console this generation is selling pretty great and software sales are breaking records. Perhaps it seems everyone plays hand held games in Japan, but most of us don't care for that.

He should stick to making movies.



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Gilgamesh said:

This is pretty obvious, I see consoles being gone after the next gen. It's obvious portable is the future, but it's not like it'll be something like portable gaming today, it'll likely have wires to plug into your tv to get the full HD experience and then if you want to continue gaming on the go you can unplug it and play it wherever you want. 

It'd be so much more convenient and probably much more cheaper.

It's definitely the future.

More or less.


You will still be able to play games on your TV and your portable, it'll just be the same game for both.



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If Nintendo can't be stopped, then consoles as a whole must become obsolete. Seems like a new trend.



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Words Of Wisdom said:
Gilgamesh said:

This is pretty obvious, I see consoles being gone after the next gen. It's obvious portable is the future, but it's not like it'll be something like portable gaming today, it'll likely have wires to plug into your tv to get the full HD experience and then if you want to continue gaming on the go you can unplug it and play it wherever you want. 

It'd be so much more convenient and probably much more cheaper.

It's definitely the future.

More or less.


You will still be able to play games on your TV and your portable, it'll just be the same game for both.

And the same player, instead of having two video game systems (portable, console) you'll have 1 that does both.



Gilgamesh said:
Words Of Wisdom said:
Gilgamesh said:

This is pretty obvious, I see consoles being gone after the next gen. It's obvious portable is the future, but it's not like it'll be something like portable gaming today, it'll likely have wires to plug into your tv to get the full HD experience and then if you want to continue gaming on the go you can unplug it and play it wherever you want. 

It'd be so much more convenient and probably much more cheaper.

It's definitely the future.

More or less.


You will still be able to play games on your TV and your portable, it'll just be the same game for both.

And the same player, instead of having two video game systems (portable, console) you'll have 1 that does both.

Well it would be nice if portable devices became powerful enough to play console platform software (current leading edge; not a PSP that plays last gen PS2 games at reduced resolution). 

Technically, a gaming laptop is such a device, but it still carries all the downsides of PC gaming with it in addition to costing more for lower performance.

If anything, consoles will continue to exist as gaming platforms well into the future as inexpensive/cheap means of playing games with no hassle as long as it remains a profitable business to develop and maintain a proprietary hardware/software platform.



RolStoppable said:
If Nintendo can't be stopped, then consoles as a whole must become obsolete. Seems like a new trend.

as far as i'm concerned, the 3ds will be the ultimate console, making all others obsolete. Nintendo is cannibalizing itself.