Who will ultimately win the next-gen wars? 22 replies

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blurb23

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#1 12 years ago

In my opinion, it's going to be close between Sony and Microsoft, unlike the current-gen consoles where Sony CLEARLY won. Nintendo's probably going to lose, again. (Before anyone jumps on me and says the GC was the most profitable, it sold the least of systems)

Microsoft has got a head start with at least 1 Holiday Season on Sony or Nintendo. And by the time that Sony/Nintendo decide to release, developer's will most probably be comfortable with the 360 and be releasing much higher quality games for it than the launch games for either the PS3 or Revolution.

That, and programming with 3 cores is hard enough, let alone the PS3s 7. And the Revolution won't even have HD support.

My guess is that Microsoft will take a slight lead over Sony for the next-gen war.

Keep in mind that these are PREDICTIONS (to be based on sales, games, quality, etc) and will probably change over time as news is released.




aeroSPACE_engineer

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#2 12 years ago

I think the X-box was much better than the PS2, the X-box was ultimately able to handle some much better games, it was a much more powerful machine. I think the reason Sony won, was not because the PS2 was released first, but because it has until very recently had a much larger selection of games. All the good games were on PS2. Also the X-box only had a hard drive and a lot of people complained that they had to take it with them in order to bring save files. And it was very bulky. However, despite having released the 360 earlier, it still only has 8 games, byt the time the PS3 comes out there may not be much in it. If the PS3 has backward compatability (I have heard surprisingly little about it) then all the PS2 owners will want to get a PS3 to keep playing there old games on. As I know very little I can't say for sure, but the extra development time of the PS3 may mean better performance.




Oblivious

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#3 12 years ago
aeroSPACE_engineerIf the PS3 has backward compatability (I have heard surprisingly little about it) then all the PS2 owners will want to get a PS3 to keep playing there old games on.

I think that will help the Sony with sales, but the XBox being released first will give it a big boost. If the 360 is really good performer with high quality games, then it will also appeal to the impatient Sony fans who are holding out, but just can't wait for the PS3 to play the shiny next gen games.

I think if the Revolution is another "failure", Nintendo should consider dropping the home consoles altogether and focus on maintaining (or is it regaining?) the handheld market. I imagine it probably won't be long until Microsoft muscles their way into that market as well. :lookaround:




Aphotic One

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#4 12 years ago

Nintendo is going to be out of the picture with their 'larger' consoles. They just are to weak. I love the gameboy's and I have since I first got my mine. Which was when they came out. You know, the one's that it took a damn Steam-Engine to run? Also, the N-64 sold who know's how much with the guy that invented Mario/Donkey Kong. Unfortunately, the GameCube wasn't the Biggest hit, and neither will the revolution. I asked several people on the street if they would get one. Most didn't know what it was.

I guess Nintendo is going to have keep creating more GameBoy's if they intend to stay on the Gaming market.

I hope the Xbox pulls through in the Console wars, thats what I voted for at least.




blurb23

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#5 12 years ago
ObliviousI think if the Revolution is another "failure", Nintendo should consider dropping the home consoles altogether and focus on maintaining (or is it regaining?) the handheld market.

I'm not entirely sure on this, but I think it was said somewhere that the Revolution is going to be Nintendo's last console.




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#6 12 years ago
Originally posted by blurb23 I'm not entirely sure on this, but I think it was said somewhere that the Revolution is going to be Nintendo's last console.

Lies... Nintendo is just as enthusiastic as ever about the Revolution and I felt the GC was great. If their sales do go down in the US it won't be "the end of Nintendo". They still reign supreme in Japan.




blurb23

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#7 12 years ago
LocomotorLies... Nintendo is just as enthusiastic as ever about the Revolution and I felt the GC was great. If their sales do go down in the US it won't be "the end of Nintendo". They still reign supreme in Japan.

They're still enthusiastic about it, but it may still be their last. Or maybe I was seeing things.

It was mentioned quiet briefly in a sentence or two on IGN or something.




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#8 12 years ago
Originally posted by blurb23 but it may still be their last

Maybe in America but I still doubt it.

It was mentioned quiet briefly in a sentence or two on IGN or something.

Link?




blurb23

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#9 12 years ago

I'll have to search around. It was such an off-hand comment that I thought it must have been common knowledge for them to phrase it in such a way.

If I find it though, I'll post it.




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#10 12 years ago

The PS3 will be the top seller, 360 will be second, and Revolution will be last. Sony is just stalling, they check out the 360's specs and they see if they can do any better with their's. They already have a powerful machine, with the cell processors, the Blue-Ray discs and the duel 7200 nividia graphics cards. But I think that the PS3 will cost more, but money is not an issue, it's which system will perform better. I believe that the PS3 will be the best out of them all, the 360 came out too early, which is not good because they might have some probelms with it, just like the probelms they had with the original. And Nintendo said that they are in no competion, because they could not compare to Sony and Microsoft. The Revolution though will be able to download old games from old systems, like the NES, SNES, N64, and Gamecube, which is pretty nice. But from all these systems the PS3 will be the best.