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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:

Nintendo:

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.

Microsoft:

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. 

Sony:

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.



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I'm expecting Microsoft and Sony to come up with upgrades of what they have now and Nintendo might appear with something new to the gaming universe...

I'm also expecting a possible adoption from Microsoft and Sony of something new to the gaming universe, later on their consoles life cycles.

 

Or the opposite! We will have to wait and see.



Mr.Metralha said:

I'm expecting Microsoft and Sony to come up with upgrades of what they have now and Nintendo might appear with something new to the gaming universe...

I'm also expecting a possible adoption from Microsoft and Sony of something new to the gaming universe, later on their consoles life cycles.

 

Or the opposite! We will have to wait and see.


well the only thing new i can see for gaming is virtual reality but we have to wait and see



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If kinect is successful then microsoft will likyle support casual a little more.



I expect 4 player split screen for games. Alos 4 player split screen online.



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It's hard to predict how the next Wii will be, Nintendo will probably try to disrupt the market one more time but I have no idea how they could do it.



I don't think Sony will name its next console the "PS4", thats the only thing i'm sure. But it will maintain the Playstation name (The Playstation "Something").



Nintendo: The Wii 2 I'm betting will basically just be basically what the PS3 is now. I gotta think it'll be 1080p, have better online (but maybe not as good as next gen PSN or XBL), but I'm thinking it'll still be DVD and not Blu Ray. I can't see Nintendo making the Wii 2 a graphical powerhouse.

Microsoft: Well if Kinect is a success it goes without saying Kintect 2 will be there from launch on the next Xbox. I gotta think they upgrade from DVD to Blu Ray but you never know. I would say smart money is on 3D as well.

PS4: I think Sony has the easiest job next gen. They already have Blu-ray and already have 3D so next gen those are taken care of already. I think it'll just be basically a more powerful PS3 that can run games at 1080p 60FPS with ease, oh and better online on par with Xbox live.



adsl said:

It's hard to predict how the next Wii will be, Nintendo will probably try to disrupt the market one more time but I have no idea how they could do it.



Ain't gonna happen though.



Mr.Metralha said:
adsl said:

It's hard to predict how the next Wii will be, Nintendo will probably try to disrupt the market one more time but I have no idea how they could do it.



Ain't gonna happen though.

thats hectic, just from the video you can see it puts kinect to shame and that is 3 years old. 



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