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Forums - Gaming Discussion - How long would you prefer a console lifespan to last before replacement?


I prefer...

5 years or less 9 14.29%
6 years 22 34.92%
7 years 16 25.40%
8 years or more 16 25.40%

6 to 7 years is ok to me

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I don't want a mid gen upgrade - just give me whatever tech can be squeezed out of a $400 USD console and in 5-6 years give that to me again....

An 8-10 year generation would be torture to me tbh. Being stuck on the same hardware for long would just get boring as hell, I'd get tired of it and want something exciting and new. The thought of waiting til 2025-2027 for the successor to the Switch... ugh.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

I agree with a few who have said when the tech warrants a new gen. This gens consoles have been pretty underpowered basically since launch so new hardware is much appreciated, especially for the CPU side of things.

I must admit, I don't really care so much.

As long as publishers are pumping out quality games I want to play, it really doesn't matter if the consoles lean closer to 5 years or closer to 10.