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Maybe, but I know real full grown men at work that are very dedicated to one console and enjoy trashing the other. So people are still fighting over this stuff and it's not just kids anymore. Pretty similar situation with Apple vs Android.



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tag. There's some fun stuff in this thread. And I only looked at the first 20 posts.



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Yeah we're sort of back to that PS2-XB-GC generation where it's basically just Sony running away with everything in the console space, so there's really no reason to trash talk b/c Sony has just utterly steamrolled everything again. Only difference is you now have Nintendo's Switch which seems to be starting to carry the torch for the most rapidly selling console, though they almost occupy another space entirely being more of a handheld than a console and existing somewhat in their own generation. Meanwhile MS is retreating more to the PC gaming space it seems.

So you now have all 3 major companies sort of occupying their own niche or gaming turf and they don't quite seem to be at odds with eachother like before. Good for business I suppose but doesn't make for the most exciting "console war" face-offs or fans going at one another. Though I'd sort of prefer this to be honest haha. I grew out of that petty gaming fanboy stuff at least a decade ago. I couldn't care less which console or company you'd prefer. I don't even care if you have a deep-seated hatred for Nintendo (so long as you don't criticize their fans). To each their own!



 

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Here's hoping for a probably unlikely return - I expect Sony to far and away beat MS, not to mention that Nintendo is far ahead as it is, anyway. I will say that the 7th generation was the generation for discussing games online. Peace by no means!



Amnesia said:
I believe that it has never been as brutal and crual as it is today just before the 9th gen. Next gen will see one of the 3 dying from hardware battle I think, despite a very slow start, I believe also that Google will have eaten everything within 10-15 years and only the exclusive IP departement of SONY and Nintendo will remain to produce their games for Google.

If and when streaming becomes a thing, it will not be Google.  Stadia is a joke in every way and will be dead on arrival with HEAVY changes to their model.  Anyone who would pay full price for the ability to stream a game that can be removed at anytime is buying into a fool's market.

Personally I would rather have all digital than the trash google is bringing out.  At least then my game is downloaded and can be played even after it gets removed from the store.



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RolStoppable said:

An anecdote of a PS4 purchase doesn't hold much weight because the alternatives in that generation were very weak. Also, most PS+ subscribers don't download their free games. Even the highly popular Rocket League was downloaded by only about half of the subscribers at the time and that's the best case scenario. Download rates for other games can be expected to be (well) below 10% of active subscribers during any given month, so that's a few million people at best.

Do we have numbers for that? Or is it only an anecdote which doesn't hold much weight?



PS5 and Scarlet will be equal in terms of spec but will be different in terms of service, games and games quality . Next year will be even pointless tf anyone assuming there will be another consoles war between Sony fans and Xbox Fans . What i can see is war between a united front of local hardware gaming versus cloud streaming. Switch is even out of the circle because it can serve both Sony and Xbox fans. Switch is more like a PC in hierarchy . For a lot of people Switch and PC gaming will be owned by PS fans and Xbox owner, I can see Cloud gaming will fall on the same category as an additional gaming console not as a primary consoles.



Shiken said:
Amnesia said:
I believe that it has never been as brutal and crual as it is today just before the 9th gen. Next gen will see one of the 3 dying from hardware battle I think, despite a very slow start, I believe also that Google will have eaten everything within 10-15 years and only the exclusive IP departement of SONY and Nintendo will remain to produce their games for Google.

If and when streaming becomes a thing, it will not be Google.  Stadia is a joke in every way and will be dead on arrival with HEAVY changes to their model.  Anyone who would pay full price for the ability to stream a game that can be removed at anytime is buying into a fool's market.

Personally I would rather have all digital than the trash google is bringing out.  At least then my game is downloaded and can be played even after it gets removed from the store.

But it is not like you will have the choice.



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HollyGamer said:
 What i can see is war between a united front of local hardware gaming versus cloud streaming.

How can there be a united front when both Sony and Microsoft offer local hardware gaming (PS5, Xbox Scarlett) and also cloud streaming (PS Now + Xcloud).

Nintendo is also evaluating cloud streaming: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/13/nintendo-were-evaluating-streaming/

In Japan you can already stream Resident Evil 7 + Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. After the launch of PS5 + Scarlett, there will probably be much more of these streamed Switch versions.



Deeds said:

Console wars are stupid, immature and petty. However, Sony is f****** garbage and its nice to see their teeth getting kicked in.

People, pay attention.  This is how you construct a good post.  Make a statement and then provide an immediate example in the second sentence that perfectly illustrates what you said in the first sentence. 

Well done.