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binary solo said:
superchunk said:
This is the beginning of what I've been posting about all year. Android and iOS will hit the core gaming market hard in 2013. It will be with TV connected devices like the googTV and iTV products and will include casual mobile experiences as well as core console experiences.

Digital only, tons'of bluetooth controller support, same exact games on phone, tablet, tv connected boxes, etc.

MS will clearly fit this same bill with their win8/live/web store/xbox full interchangeability.
Nintendo will fit its niche and its wiiu should be perfectly ok with its first party games and hopefully they thought ahead when it comes to smart / web services and such.
Sony should be able to compete if they don't follow their Vita model. They really need to utilize Android in the long run to provide the same level of smart services as they don't have the first party to singularly drive sales like Nintendo does.

We won't see typical games consoles next gen. They will be smart web devices that have core gaming applications along with a ton of other functionality.

You mean the generation after PS4 / Xbox720? Or do you think those consoles will completely break with the past?

I have it all in a thread I created... back in March maybe... but I'm talking about this coming generation. We have learned nothing about wiiU's OS beyond NintendoTVii and that it claims 1GB of the RAM, far higher than any previous game console. We have no clue what the other services will be and so far, the nintendoTVii is pretty robust.

MS has Windows8 with its new push on its web store. That will definitely expand in the neXtBox and it will be a full media console with gaming capabilities. 

Sony started some of this with Vita, but it hasn't done well for many other reasons. Sony has a massive stake in full media capabilities. Expect them to put out a full multimedia device that again, puts Gaming as just one simple part of the overall box.

This is also the reason why I think we won't see a massive jump in tech like the current gen over last. Why these two won't be significantly more powerful than WiiU. Sony/MS know Google and Apples natural move is to push gaming on their existing products and use it to expand their TV connected devices.



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kowenicki said:
Fimbulvetr said:
Hahahahahaha, I'd love to see them try.


Yeah watch them fail like they have at everything they try.... Lol.

oh... Hang on...


Except I never said that, Mr. Psychic Text Reader. Please have a seat, good sir.



superchunk said:
This is the beginning of what I've been posting about all year. Android and iOS will hit the core gaming market hard in 2013. It will be with TV connected devices like the googTV and iTV products and will include casual mobile experiences as well as core console experiences.

Digital only, tons'of bluetooth controller support, same exact games on phone, tablet, tv connected boxes, etc.

MS will clearly fit this same bill with their win8/live/web store/xbox full interchangeability.
Nintendo will fit its niche and its wiiu should be perfectly ok with its first party games and hopefully they thought ahead when it comes to smart / web services and such.
Sony should be able to compete if they don't follow their Vita model. They really need to utilize Android in the long run to provide the same level of smart services as they don't have the first party to singularly drive sales like Nintendo does.

We won't see typical games consoles next gen. They will be smart web devices that have core gaming applications along with a ton of other functionality.

Free to play is where Android games succeed. You can't make a Halo 4 or a Black Ops 2 and sell it on the Android store. As long as consoles offer these AAA experiences, they should have little to fear.

@bold
What's wrong with the Vita model? I say they finally learned their lesson at least on the hardware side. 1st party is lacking though since their all working on PS3 games. Anyway Sony's 1st party titles got extremely popular this gen. Compare PS2 1st party to PS3 1st party....you'll see there is huge growth. It will only keep growing with PS4.



Hey that's cool with me. I love my Samsung TV and my Samsung phone, so hell yeah I'd buy a Samsung console or just software, whatever they may be doing.



NO WAY if anything sony and samsung might bury the hatchet and join forces eventually. If sony keeps having finacial trouble they might merge with samsung. Both are asian companies and they have spared in the past but you never know both have strong markets in certain things. Samsung phones and tv's, Sony playstation brand, movies , camera's, blue-ray. I dont think this will happen Sony is still a very strong but samsung starting its own console is a even bigger yarn than a samsung / sony merger.



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jayson1 said:
NO WAY if anything sony and samsung might bury the hatchet and join forces eventually. If sony keeps having finacial trouble they might merge with samsung. Both are asian companies and they have spared in the past but you never know both have strong markets in certain things. Samsung phones and tv's, Sony playstation brand, movies , camera's, blue-ray. I dont think this will happen Sony is still a very strong but samsung starting its own console is a even bigger yarn than a samsung / sony merger.


Samsung would never merge with Sony... they might consider swallowing them up I suppose.

Samsung is much much larger than Sony.  15 times as big by market cap.

 



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leo-j said:
Samsung really do want to replace Sony..


From an electronics manufacturing perspective... they already did.    There is simply no comparison.



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Most likely a samsung smart TV with a high degree of gaming abilities.
The reality is that this is were the industry could be heading, if only slowly.

I am on the market for a new TV and what is out there is amazing. Some samsung TVs, like the ED9000 has a multi-core processor, motion-sensing and a degree of gamimg capability.

With the exception of anything related to high-level gaming, these TVs are capable of anything a current console can do.

Put a decent APU in a TV and you have a games console. No need for another crappy box under the TV.

Planned, implemented and marketed correctly samsung could be on to a winner if this is indeed the case.



Maybe become a 3rd party developer or make smartphone/tablet games



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kowenicki said:
leo-j said:
Samsung really do want to replace Sony..


From an electronics manufacturing perspective... they already did.    There is simply no comparison.


Pretty much. Samsung has wiped the floor with Sony in consumer electronics.