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The problem with the console market (and why even if it is not presently declining it should be worried) is the inability for consoles to produce a decent framerate at a decent resolution. Nobody should be making consoles these days that produce anything less than 1080p at 30-60 fps (depending on how busy the screen is at that point in time) for every game on the console. Next-gen consoles (ps5 era) should be designed for 2k at 60 fps. As long as current-gen consoles can't match the standard resolution and framerate of the average television screen, they're going to be in a declining market. MS and Sony are causing their own problems.
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I don't think it's as bad as the source claims it is. If it were as bad then the PS4 wouldn't have been sold out literally dozens of times on Amazon. At one point they said "We're getting more in stock January 9th", so they were allowing you to pre-order one so you could have it shipped to you when they had them in stock. Then it got pushed back to the 11th. Then the 14th. THEN the 19th, and this all happened in a matter of three days. Eventually Amazon later said "we don't have them in stock". They were pre-ordered so much, the stock they were going to get was already accounted for, and they were out of stock....AGAIN, in a matter of three days. The only "problem" is there aren't a lot of games out for the new consoles. You'd think that eight generations or so would have taught these companies to provide more games at the launch of a new console......guess not.

Honestly, I wish people would stop buying poorly-made games so developers and publishers of said game would lose money and learn the hard way how to develop better games, and other devs & publishers could learn from their mistakes and not put out such crap (I'm talking to you BF4) at launch.

What's that? Sorry, I don't think EA can hear you from under its pile of BF4 money. And there's another truckload coming with Titanfall.
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The problem with the console market (and why even if it is not presently declining it should be worried) is the inability for consoles to produce a decent framerate at a decent resolution. Nobody should be making consoles these days that produce anything less than 1080p at 30-60 fps (depending on how busy the screen is at that point in time) for every game on the console. Next-gen consoles (ps5 era) should be designed for 2k at 60 fps. As long as current-gen consoles can't match the standard resolution and framerate of the average television screen, they're going to be in a declining market. MS and Sony are causing their own problems.

Lol good one. People who exclusively buy consoles dont know what frame rate is and only know what 1080p is because the salesman said their TV was 1080p. Frame rates and resolution are irrelevant to console owners.
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The new consoles are in a "crisis" because most folks don't give a damn about the graphical advancements. It's not a huge upgrade and the gameplay is pretty much the same.
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"The thing is neither of these new generation console flagships is selling very well when compared with previous generations of flagship consoles. The console market appears to be shrinking significantly — and that’s evidently having a knock-on impact on games studios and game development."



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What?

It may be true for the Xbox One but there are not enough PS4s to meet demand as it is still sold out at many retailers...
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post #36 of 142

During those year absent of new next-gen console which took forever. Many gamers moved to PC and they won't come back to console at least not many. Very possible like some of us got hook on building PC and pushing games at max. We won't look back at old tech anymore.

 

Another word, we are spoiled.

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Lol good one. People who exclusively buy consoles dont know what frame rate is and only know what 1080p is because the salesman said their TV was 1080p. Frame rates and resolution are irrelevant to console owners.
True enough. What they end up saying is "This looks like crap!", with no knowledge of why. The point still stands.
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North American console sales data leaked by market researcher NPD. PS4 is close to 6 million total (worldwide), but in NA, that number is significantly less. We have maybe 260+/- million people in NA, so even if the 6 million were only sold in NA alone, that number is very, very low.

I have a 360 and have never considered either next gen, as my PC walks all over them combined. wink.gif
This doesn't make any sense, by comparison to the total population of NA then PC gaming is 'dying' the same as consoles. The newest console gen is selling faster than any other in history, to call that a failure would be moronic.

Or maybe you're implying we should hail our new mobile/Facebook game overlords?
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post #39 of 142
Then: PS3 haz no gaemz

Now: PS4 haz no consoelz

PS4 are nowhere to be seen here.
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more like the xb1 is in crisis. but hey ms in general is in crisis. xb1 and w8 and one year, that was a doozy
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