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The Death of Console Gaming

The Death of Console Gaming

A nightmare version of the future:

The new Xbox and PS4 sales are disappointing. An initial surge by early adopters is followed by apathy as new games don’t look or play better than old ones. Software sales are rock bottom. With publishers struggling to sell games on current consoles, they have serious trouble with the next hardware generation with smaller user bases resulting in poor sales.

Gamers become disappointed with the minimal differences between old consoles graphics compared with the new ones. Publishers can’t afford to research how to fully utilize the new consoles power, so no really impressive titles come out. At some point people realise that the Wii U’s low sales figures were just a sign of things to come. The Wii U ends up selling better than both MS and Sony’s new consoles.

With few adopters of the new consoles, publishers make their money back by overcharging. Game prices go up. There’s an accompanying outcry as gamers ask “why should we pay more for games on PS4 and new Xbox when all they offer is 1080p support?”.

In exactly one years time, we all start talking about the death of console gaming.

So is it just a bad dream? Tell us what you think!



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  1. Raphael says
    09/02/2013, 6:32 AM

    This generation of video games will be very short. However, I will buy WiiU, just by exclusives!

  2. Profile photo of Michael Chrichton
    05/21/2013, 3:23 PM

    No,it will take a while for console gaming to die off. With next gen I am not so sure off. Problem for me is that I don’t actually see the need for a newer console. As it will be only a minor upgrade as far as I can tell. (Don’t pin me down on the technical stuff, I am sure there might be considerable changes hardware wise,but so far the visuals of upcoming games don’t really look that spectacular to me.) I am still very much enjoying older games on the consoles that are available to me. And with me there are so many others who do also. There will always be a need for a plug and play system that requires little thought.

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    05/16/2013, 3:17 PM

    The WiiU isn’t underpowered per se. It’s actually pretty decent spec-wise, it just hasn’t got the software to show it off.

  4. Heavenshitman says
    05/16/2013, 11:45 AM

    Dont think next gen will be that apocalyptic for sales, but most of that gist I think will reign true. I have a WiiU and likely have every exclusive software for it. It’ll be awesome, but in general. PS4 and 720 will have a slow uptake considering their top end natures and the poor markets.

  5. Brian says
    05/16/2013, 9:26 AM

    The only next gen console that will die is the Wii U. It’s already on life support. Way too underpowered. The other consoles will be fine.

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