With steam announcing its console/PC we will now have 4 consoles on the market. Well this isn't entirely true as their will be many manufacturers for the steam PCs or steambox for short. But even so, we can arue that consoles are technicly PC's adapted to gaming making them consoles. We really need more information before we know if Valve is actually going to try and be competitive in the console market before getting too carried away. However, hypotheticly lets say Valve is serious, then can 4 consoles survive head to head? Can the steambox be successful? And if you think they would be successful and 4 consoles cant survive who would fail and exit the console market?
This is all hypothetical questions but I want to hear what you all think. I'm not adding a poll as they tend to be biased and inaccurate, I want good explanations to what you all think. Personally I think steam is the best online service and they have amazing deals that you don't have to pay a subscription for like a service that gets bragged about on this site. However, I can't see them being successful in the console market because it will most likely stay dominate on PCs. I see this more as them trying to expand than to compete personally.
There is also the Ouya coming soon. Will the Ouya be successful as well and weill it chip into the casual market that Nintendo and Microsoft has been trying to capture?