Seriously, what is the point of them brining out new consoles at this point, when considering that PS3 and Xbox 360 seem to be in the prime of their lives? I mean PS3 and 360 have gone through their rough times and can now basically demand the games they want. Look at how well, both consoles sold over the Christmas season 2012. I even remember when I picked up my Wii U on November 18th, 2012, some dude was in there trying to buy a 360 and was oblivious that there was a new console being released that same day.
PS3 and 360 are now household names, so why are Sony and Microsoft releasing new consoles now? Considering the question, I guess the same could be asked about Nintendo – but with Nintendo, it is clear to see that they had an aging console with the Wii, so it would make sense for them to upgrade their hardware. I mean Nintendo has never been in the business of ‘future proofing’ its home consoles or handhelds – so it makes sense for them to upgrade ever so often (I actually think Nintendo has 1 or 2 upgrades to the Gamepad to be released). The same however cannot be said about Microsoft and especially Sony who no doubt seem to future proof their consoles with reasonably up-to-date tech. Sony even said that they had a 10 year plan for PS3 – but it’s only been six years so far since the launch of the PS3.
Moreover, with games like The Last of US, Dust, Beyond, God of War and Sly Cooper, just to name a few coming in 2013 for PS3, and games like Gears of War, Gears of War, Gears of War, and Gears of War, just to name a few coming in 2013 for the 360 (ok maybe 360 needs an upgrade), not to mention all the other 3rd party games coming in 2013 – so why release new consoles in 2013?
Can some please explain this me? I mean are Microsoft and Sony that afraid of what a comparable Nintendo console will do to them in the market? Even if Wii U is a success, it certainly doesn’t look like it will be dominating the industry for at least another 2 to 3 years, if at all. So why are Sony and Microsoft seemingly jumping the gun, throwing money away in R&D for PS720, and killing PS360?
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