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...Leaving Nintendo in the clear

http://uk.kotaku.com/#!5794000/micro...o-in-the-clear

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The next Xbox and the next PlayStation won't be released until 2014, if Microsoft and Sony have their way, industry sources tell Kotaku.

Both companies are hoping to wait out the current generation, and extending an already elongated console life-cycle despite clear signs that Nintendo will launch its next machine by the end of 2012.
If this is true, Nintendo really is in the clear, as long as Wii 2 launches next year like the rumours say. Though, the desyncing of next-gen is..mind-boggling to say the least. If PS4 etc come out 2014, will Wii 2's sucessor launch..2015? To allow a 5-year lifetime? Or will they retaliate early? I mean, PS4/Xbox 720 specs will massacre Wii 2 specs given a 2 year gap, if the rumours of an R700 GPU and Tri-core CPU are true..its hardly cutting edge atm.
Edited by Perdition64 - 4/20/11 at 1:01pm
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I wonder how many people will kill eachother over these new consoles. It's sad really. But at least with the new console release, we can get the graphics and performance department in games moving, so this is good.
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It'd be nice if the new Wii slaughtered MS and Sony's consoles and brought over some of the more "hardcore" gamers. This would force MS and Sony to react more quickly.
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Aye, they're probably guessing that its appeal will be based on casuals. That may or may not bite them in the ass, what with rumours of rockstar and retro gearing up for wii 2.
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It'd be nice if the new Wii slaughtered MS and Sony's consoles and brought over some of the more "hardcore" gamers. This would force MS and Sony to react more quickly.
If Wii 2 comes out and with 1 GB of ram or more but is about equal in all other ways to the current consoles, that alone will make a big difference.
    
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I'm hoping for the Wii 2 to dominate so they would hurry up since they're afraid of losing the gaming console crown.
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The longer consoles get pushed out the better.

As consoles become worse and worse than what PCs have to offer at the same price point it will only strengthen the PC platform.
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The longer consoles get pushed out the better.

As consoles become worse and worse than what PCs have to offer at the same price point it will only strengthen the PC platform.
because that's what's happening
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The longer consoles get pushed out the better.

As consoles become worse and worse than what PCs have to offer at the same price point it will only strengthen the PC platform.
Where have you been?


My 3 year old 4870 can run pretty much any PC game on high settings because consoles have been holding development back.

Nobody wants to try something new and take advantage of new hardware because it won't work on consoles. The sooner we get new consoles the better.
    
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great! then we will be able to play better graphic games on our gtx 880s and radeon 9970's.
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