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badgenome said:

I'm afraid so. The PS4 was announced a month ago, and it hasn't even sold a single unit yet. Microsoft never even announced a next Xbox, so presumably they've dropped out of the console race altogether. And the Wii U, well... we all know about that one.

It's over, guys. Cellphones, here I come!


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With the hardware jump being less of a leap then the SD to HD type thing last gen it was inevitable. Most of the early Ps4 / 720 games will have been developed for current gen systems and then 'ported up' with better graphics etc - basically just the PC version on higher settings. It's a double-edged sword, fewer exclusives will hurt it, but the Ps4 is going to have Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty, FIFA etc all before the end of 2013 at launch. These are behemoth franchises that typically sell around 10m a piece... compare that to Resistance and Motorstorm for the PS3's launch and then the whole 'PS3 has no games' thing and well... it's probably a better situation to be in.

PS4 / 720 exclusives will come in time as companies want to get maximum marketshare from the new consoles and as current gen software sales tail off. I'm sure first party stuff will be pushing that for sure, and I'd imagine EA, Activision, Ubisoft etc have stuff ready for E3.



The generation hasn't even started completely yet and it should already be over now? I mean, the PS4 was just announced and the Xbox successor is still to be announced.

How can something be dead that wasn't even born yet?



yep,WiiU wins after all,who would have thunk it after all the chitter chatter

i'm sticking with what i have



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Yeah, could be a while. Saints Row, Battlefield, MGS all skipping next gen. Only games which are cross gen are COD, Watch Dogs and Assassins Creed right now. People are just too happy with this gen, and why shouldn't they be?

It'll be rough for the Wii U, PS4 and NextBox, that's for sure.



 

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badgenome said:

I'm afraid so. The PS4 was announced a month ago, and it hasn't even sold a single unit yet. Microsoft never even announced a next Xbox, so presumably they've dropped out of the console race altogether. And the Wii U, well... we all know about that one.

It's over, guys. Cellphones, here I come!

best post of the day. lol



I'm amazed at how slow people are on the uptake.

Yes this is the case. The current generation with their technology based reviews pushed the market into a corner. To be able to get good review scores and good sales, you need a big investment and its a big risk that needs millions of sold units to turn a profit.
Now, on one hand you have a market of about 140 million people with the PS3+360, and you have a next gen market upcoming that wont have more than 8 million at best until the end of the year (this includes both platforms). Its an optimistic prediction has these systems will launch at about 400 euros price or more. Most wont be willing to upgrade at that pricce, so it will only sell to the early adopters, just like what is happening with the Wii U.

Now think... if you are a developer/publisher the answer as to wich platforms you MUST have your game on its quite clear. You can then choose to port/support to the next gen systems to try and stimulate the market growth of those consoles, but if its anything like the Wii U, and i think it will be, current gen is still gonna stick around for 2 more years, until those userbases can grow enough that its profitable to release your games on them and safely make a profit. Its gonna be mostly first party games on these first 2 years, and those will decide who probably wins the following gen.



Conegamer said:
Yeah, could be a while. Saints Row, Battlefield, MGS all skipping next gen. Only games which are cross gen are COD, Watch Dogs and Assassins Creed right now. People are just too happy with this gen, and why shouldn't they be?

It'll be rough for the Wii U, PS4 and NextBox, that's for sure.

Bolded: I don't think so...

A version of MGS will almost definitely come to next gen (PS4+720) and BF4 is already confirmed for PS4.



Conegamer said:
Yeah, could be a while. Saints Row, Battlefield, MGS all skipping next gen. Only games which are cross gen are COD, Watch Dogs and Assassins Creed right now. People are just too happy with this gen, and why shouldn't they be?

It'll be rough for the Wii U, PS4 and NextBox, that's for sure.


Battlefield is releasing next gen. MGS probably too. And when was a new Saints Row confirmed? You forget quite a few announced next gen games too like Destiny, The Witcher 3, Diablo3, etc. There are likely several more unannounced games as well. 

Looking at current gen software and hardware sales, people don't seem that happy with this gen; certainly not too happy. They especially won't be too happy when all of the next generation consoles actually release.



Conegamer said:
Yeah, could be a while. Saints Row, Battlefield, MGS all skipping next gen. Only games which are cross gen are COD, Watch Dogs and Assassins Creed right now. People are just too happy with this gen, and why shouldn't they be?

It'll be rough for the Wii U, PS4 and NextBox, that's for sure.

Battlefield is confirmed for PS4 and MGS hasn't been ruled out. You're definitely reading too much into the OP. PLENTY of people are ready to move on.