If you’re hoping to get your hands on an Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Wii 2, you might be in for an extra-long wait. Sure, one day we’ll all be standing in line for the next gen consoles of the future, but Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft are showing no signs of taking gaming to the next gen – and here’s why.
Current gen systems haven’t peaked
One of the most obvious reasons that we’ll be stuck with the current gen systems is that current gen consoles haven’t peaked yet. In the olden days it was easy to move up from an 8 bit to 16 bit system or a 32 bit to a 64 bit console, but with the current graphics and power of today’s gaming consoles there just really isn’t a need to upgrade just yet. Games like Halo: Reach, God of War 3, and Monster Hunter Tri are pushing the limits of their respective consoles, but the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii still show lots of promise for the future.
There is just too much invested in the current gen
If you don’t believe that we’ll be stuck with the current gen consoles for a super long time, just look at the proof. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft continue to pour more bucks into the current gen lineup and the many upgrades to the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 is proof that the “top 3” aren’t looking to ditch the current gen any time soon. The Xbox Kinect, PlayStation Move, Motion Plus and other hardware tweaks like the Xbox 360S, PlayStation Slim, and all black Nintendo Wii tells us that the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii 2 and Xbox 720 aren’t in the works.
Are gamers even ready?
Sure, the Nintendo Wii could use an upgrade in the graphics, processor, and hard drive department, but other than that, gamers seem to be content with the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Some gamers are still adjusting to the current gen systems and with the release of the Xbox Kinect and PlayStation Move, some of us might even be behind. Releasing the next gen right now wouldn’t make any sense because gamers can’t really ask for much more. We’ve got everything that we need with the current gen including HD gaming and fast processing power and with the addition of motion and 3D gaming, gamers should be happy for years to come.
Overall, releasing new consoles wouldn’t be a smart move for any of the “top 3” and with the current state of gaming most of the current gen consoles have upgraded themselves. The current gen systems have evolved in a way that no other generation has before it and before Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo release their next generation consoles, they’ll all have to decide on what the next big thing will be.
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