Originally Posted by Tempest001
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.
The 10-year life span does not preclude having a newer product available during
that life span. The PS2 also was planned for a 10-year life span, and they hit it easily; but they didn't delay the PS3 until the P2 hit ten years, they sold both simultaneously. And that's smart: you capture the higher end and the lower end of the market at once.
Originally Posted by Zackcy
JK, but I do think that $400 is a little low.
There were some analyses done when the current gen consoles launched that showed that, adjusted for inflation, almost all consoles ever released had launched at around $400. There were of course exceptions on both ends (NES was lower, NeoGeo way higher); but $400 was an obvious trend.
So maybe we're up to $425 or $450 now? But inflation has been low to non-existent for the past few years, I think a $400 price might still hold. But by 2013, $450 might be about right if we start seeing some mild inflation (and we are).