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Don't care, but this will suck for PC gamers especially if they are going to port console games to PC and we're stuck with DX9 - which has been around since 2002. Argh.
    
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They will only bring out a new system when XBox 360 sales start to droop, although they could do a speed-graphics-memory bump in some interim machine along the way. Perhaps they will wait for SSD to mature, and go all solid state, in the next version...
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So most if not all my current gaming hardware could last me for another ~4 years if need be. My wallet can live with that, even if it is a little boring. Being able to hold off hardware upgrades just means getting better tech when I do buy.
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Sad though having only 1 generation of consoles as you grow up. 10 years is way to much for technology to last.
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The thing i find with consoles is that Computing is evolving at an exponential rate and by the time they make and release them, they become dated quicker and quicker. A non-upgradeable machine falls behind at the same exponential pace that computers evolve...
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Originally Posted by DjiXas View Post
I doubt they would ever sell Kinect with XBox, because of the price. Cheapest consoles sell.
True words. One of two primary reasons the PS3 took so long to really take off was the crazy high $600 price, which was directly attributable to the Blu-Ray drive. (The other reason was no killer-app games for what, over a year?)

My thought was that the price of the components would go down over time, as typically does. If they can incorporate the Kinect hardware into the product for a retail price increase of, say, maybe $50 more than a basic Xbox 3, then the value proposition goes up for the product differentation. The ideal price for a brand new console is probably still $400...but maybe $450 would not be a dealbreaker if the perceived improvement to the gaming experience is worth more than $50 extra dollars. But I think that once you start getting into the $100 premium range, you're better off releasing two SKUs, one with Kinect and one without. (And leaving standalone Kinect as-is, as a $150 upgrade option for the basic system.) Even though you are diluting your competitive advantage, there are just too many people that won't find Kinect worth a three-digit price premium.
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post #17 of 35
Great.... at least 4 more years of crappy xbox ports for PC.
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Sony and microsoft both said they wanted a 10 year life span for their consoles. Xbox came out in 05 and ps3 came out in 06. So seeing next gen consoles in 2015 and 2016 respectively isn't really all that far-fetched.
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post #19 of 35
Takes a LONG time to make a console. There's the hardware development, software development, marketing, advertising, release titles, and of course they have to be announced quite early so that they can hype it well.





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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
If you are hoping to see any new consoles before 2014-2015, don't hold your breath.

It's not gonna happen.

Expect to see DX9 stick around for another 4 to 5 years. If not more.
Your avatar goes well with that quote .
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post #20 of 35
i still say new consoles come 2013
with a introduction next year
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