well something that been in my head is 'what will be the next generation consoles', in the past its simply been upgrades of the past consoles to run better graphics with the exception of the Wii with Motion control.
With the big 3 (and maybe a other major company) are as of now working or already figured out their next console to be released in a period of 2-5 years from now. So what do you predict would be the next big thing to hit the market in the upcoming years.
here are my predictions:
with the Wii being an success because it was the 'first' to do it i can see too pathways for Nintendos next console:
- WiiHD: an advanced Wii with improved power and online support, or could be a Wii3D console with Nintendo hopping on the Sony bandwagon for 3D console gaming.(predicted release time: Late 2011-2012
- New console that in a blend between motion and controller gaming (predicted release time: 2012-2014)
- pull out of console market since controller consoles from Nintendo fail compared to that of Playstation and xbox and then focus on Hand-held and software and that sony/Microsoft may end up getting the edge of motion gaming.
Now Microsoft is in a difficult position, they have to move to blu ray disks since games are getting bigger and bigger and regular disk cant cut it. I believe Microsoft has two pathways for there next console
Kinect only console: simular to what Sega did with the Sega CD then followed up with Sega Saturn which was CD based, Microsoft will release a Kinect only console depending on the success of the kinect (predicted release time: 2013-2015)
Xbox720: it will be a console which will probably be Blu ray and be technically like the PS3 but more improved and expanded online support and features and could have Kinect Built into the device.
PS4: Simply this is the most likely thing to happen just like the PS1->PS2 where it went from Early Disk console to an more mature disk console, the PS4 will be a more mature Blu ray console that will be feature packed and will be a media hub device. The Ps4 will most likely have built in play tv, expanded 3D abilities, greatly improved processing power, cheaper than the PS4 and will support motion control even more.
well there are my prediction for the future consoles, and if its going to happen we will see one probably the end of next year with the WiiHD/or 3D model.
Of Course That's Just My Opinion, I Could Be Wrong