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Ever since the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were announced, fanboys have been present. People coming up with the most ridiculous comments to defend “their” console even they are both amazing consoles. Now what if Sony and Microsoft decided to head into the next generation working together?

 

This would first of all eliminate all these fanboy wars and debates over which console is better. This would also allow for an “ultimate” console. Sony could do the hardware, Microsoft could manage the online services, and they could both join together to enhance the software lineup. This would allow for 360 and PS3 gamers to join together and be gamers again. But could this lead to something negative as well?

If this were to happen, there would be a few negative effects. First of all, there would not really be any competition unless Nintendo decided to go after the hardcore next generation. Although this is possible, I expect Nintendo to keep doing what they do. Now without competition, what would force the companies and developers to work hard? What would drive them to go to the next level? For example, without Xbox Live, do you think the PlayStation Network would be where it is today? Sony had to be influenced to add the in-game xmb and trophies. One other negative occurrence could be the decisions. Sony and Microsoft have their own strategies and they would need to work out a way to work together. For example, Sony prefers to have a free online service, while Microsoft does not. They also have their own ways of getting their games. Even though this would take some time to work out, it would be very rewarding for the gamers.

So would you want a one console generation? Please leave a comment explaining why and remember that I am not including the Wii as it appeals to a different crowd.

 

http://www.thebitbag.com/2009/02/08/would-you-like-a-one-console-generation/



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Do you want us to respond to the 'one console' line in the title or the two console scenario of MS and Sony combining to attempt to match Nintendo?



jupp because i dont´t have to make a though choice of which ever console i want to pick and there wont be any fanboys anymore or at least less



Like so many "what if" scenarios proposed in these forums, I fail to understand the premise and/or reject it for its ridiculousness.



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Nintendo is their competition, they just don't want to say that then it will look like they are losing.



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YesWiiCan said:
Nintendo is their competition, they just don't want to say that then it will look like they are losing.

 

Part of the ridiculousness of the "article" is that the writer could/should have used a phrase such as "unified console" rather than "one console", and then completely left Nintendo out of the discussion.



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A two console generation plz.

Wii2 versus PlayBox724 would eliminate most of the fanboy wars.



Why do people assume that the hardware has to be done by Sony? They haven't exactly proved themselves on this front. Their systems have been either difficult to develop for, unreliable, or extremely expensive, take your pick.



Tease.

I'd love one console - just imagine all the fanfolk would have to develop split personalities to argue with themselves about its performance, specs, etc.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

no.

monopols lead to high prices, shitty service quality, stagnation in research&developement

for reference just look at the operating system market

 

and guys.. don't let a small, vocal minority of fanatics destroy your personal enjoyment with gaming