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I just noticed that for the past two console generations, the one that gets announced and shown first will claim the higher market share. For example, the PS2 came out earlier than the Xbox and thus, PS2 is arguably the king of that generation. For the previous generation, too, the Xbox 360 was announced and sold more than a year before the PS3 was released, thus Xbox 360 is, again arguably, took the better market share.

This generation, we saw the PS4 was announced earlier than the Xbox One, BUT, the Xbox One was shown first than the PS4. We still don't know what the PS4 would look like. So... what could be the outcome of this console generation?

Any comments..? Correct me if I'm wrong though, these are only personal realizations.
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Well to throw my two cents in, I will not be purchasing a next generation console. Why? I will not be purchasing a next-gen console because I can already do what they do better with my computer and I can deal with not playing against 5 year olds in M rated games.
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Well to throw my two cents in, I will not be purchasing a next generation console. Why? I will not be purchasing a next-gen console because I can already do what they do better with my computer and I can deal with not playing against 5 year olds in M rated games.

Sure. Lets see how your computer handles GTA V when it drops this fall... I'm sure it'll play the youtube stream in all of its 1080p glory without a hiccup. biggrin.gif
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one thing im interested in is how easy it would be for PCs to emulate this new generation of consoles. Correct me if im wrong but both consoles have processors with very similar architechture to that of of the readily available amd apus that can be bought off the shelf, wouldnt that mean that we could "make" (being very optemistic here) our own ps4/xbox one?
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one thing im interested in is how easy it would be for PCs to emulate this new generation of consoles. Correct me if im wrong but both consoles have processors with very similar architechture to that of of the readily available amd apus that can be bought off the shelf, wouldnt that mean that we could "make" (being very optemistic here) our own ps4/xbox one?

while they are using a version of an Amd Apu both Sony and Microsoft have greatly customized this chip with amd engineers.
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Sure. Lets see how your computer handles GTA V when it drops this fall... I'm sure it'll play the youtube stream in all of its 1080p glory without a hiccup. biggrin.gif

And your PC will fair better?
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Sure. Lets see how your computer handles GTA V when it drops this fall... I'm sure it'll play the youtube stream in all of its 1080p glory without a hiccup. biggrin.gif
Mine will handle it a hell of a lot better than the PS3 or the 360 will, that's for damn sure.

And since Rockstar actually has some experience with failing at optimizations, they will either get it right this time... or there will be riots. GTV is going to be too big of a game to burn the PC community with again. modding GTA IV is awesome, but V will be back to the San Andreas type of open world epicness.
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I just noticed that for the past two console generations, the one that gets announced and shown first will claim the higher market share. For example, the PS2 came out earlier than the Xbox and thus, PS2 is arguably the king of that generation. For the previous generation, too, the Xbox 360 was announced and sold more than a year before the PS3 was released, thus Xbox 360 is, again arguably, took the better market share.

This generation, we saw the PS4 was announced earlier than the Xbox One, BUT, the Xbox One was shown first than the PS4. We still don't know what the PS4 would look like. So... what could be the outcome of this console generation?

Any comments..? Correct me if I'm wrong though, these are only personal realizations.
Except the Wii was announced last and slaughtered the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Xbox 360 and PS3 are pretty much neck on neck now. There are even credible reports the PS3 surpassed it in terms of sales.
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Sure. Lets see how your computer handles GTA V when it drops this fall... I'm sure it'll play the youtube stream in all of its 1080p glory without a hiccup. biggrin.gif

Are you really Serious? You know that even the mid range GPUs has more power than both Consoles Combined? it's the developers who are lacking the motivation for us pc gamers to develop decent games. a bad port will ruin the game.. it's the games that are not optimized for our hardware... Please think a little bit before saying something that makes no sense biggrin.gif
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Are you really Serious? You know that even the mid range GPUs has more power than both Consoles Combined? it's the developers who are lacking the motivation for us pc gamers to develop decent games. a bad port will ruin the game.. it's the games that are not optimized for our hardware... Please think a little bit before saying something that makes no sense biggrin.gif
I suppose this "mid-range" GPU you're referring to costs as much as the entire console itself.

User experience isn't defined by specs alone...

Considering what they could do with the pathetic specs of last Gen, it'll be interesting to see what they squeeze out of this new Gen for the next couple of years.
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