Darc Requiem said:
Erik is right. People keep touting the 10 year life span for the PS3. If Sony is in third place this gen, the PS3 will not have a 10 year life span. If its in Second place it most likely won't either. The first place system almost always has an extended life span. Third party developers have a hard time leaving behind the industry's largest userbase. Honestly I don't see any of the three current gen consoles having a 10 year life span at this point. The 360 will probably have a 6 or 7 year life span. The Wii* and PS3 will most likely have a 5 year lifespan.
*I don't see the Wii going beyond 5 years unless it absolutely dominates the market in a NES/PS1/PS2/GB/GBA/DS type fashion.
Why do you think the 360 will have that long of a life? their already scrapping it. And launching a new model. It's been 15 months. You think it can go another 60?
Hmm they aren't scrapping it right? Is they not just doing a redesign like PSTwo?
6 years of life span is actuly not that much, say 5 years totaly untill xbox720 comes out then thired party and some first party titles one year.
For me I think all manufactures need to have some new models five years from now, simple rule that if one get a new system out of the door everybody else will follow.