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#1 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

With Nintendo most likely putting out their console out sometime next year and MS going on the path to the next gen (not sure what Sony is doing, they probably will release around same time too, I guess). You guys ready for new consoles? I know I am. After getting a taste of PC gaming through my laptop (go ahead and laugh) and wanting to now get an actual gaming rig, I also now would like to see new consoles. The age of the current hardware is pretty apparent, at least to me it is. 

#2 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I am totally ready. I think the current gen systems have had a nice, healthy lifespan, and I'm ready for something new. I want to feel that new console rush again.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (21283 posts) -

I wouldn't mind some details, but I could still easily stick to my ps3/360 for another two years at least.

#4 Posted by FireBurger (1479 posts) -

Yes.

#5 Posted by Badhands (399 posts) -

All I play is PC really, beside the few 360 exclusives that come out. But I do have to say that I cant stand to play my 360 anymore because the graphics are so shit on most things so I wouldn't be opposed to new console now.

#6 Posted by SMTDante89 (2550 posts) -

I think I'm ready for a new Nintendo console, but not from Sony or Microsoft right now.

#7 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I could go for some 1080p action.

#8 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

Nope.

#9 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I've been ready years ago, not satisifed with console graphics, I want a new console already.

#10 Edited by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Not really.  I just bought a PS3 and I love it.  I don't want to have to buy the NEXT next best thing.  Though, considering how long these consoles have been it out I guess it is about time.

#11 Posted by Chop (1994 posts) -

I've been ready for a proper HD Nintendo console for five years now but I'm not ready to switch out my Xbox and PS3 yet. I'd rather wait for more significant graphical differences between the PC and consoles; I want more out of a new system then just higher res textures and 1080p. 

#12 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

No not really

#13 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

I am not ready! I need to start saving money =(

#14 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
" I've been ready years ago, not satisifed with console graphics, I want a new console already. "
I came into pc gaming, only mid-range too, only recently and that's what is making realize how much I want new consoles. If I got in way earlier then I would be even more tired of the current hardware.
#15 Edited by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

My prediction for a long time has been X720/PS4 announced in 2012 released in late 2013/early 2014 so I'm gonna stick with that.

Am I ready though? I think I am, but I don't think next gen is necessary anytime soon.

#16 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -

Nope. I'm fine with what we've got and will continue to be fine with it for a long time.

I'm not ready for Next Gen console wars.

#17 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

no, i'm not ready for a new console. i plan on chilling with my xbox 360, ps3, and pc.

#18 Posted by lead_farmer (1040 posts) -

No.  I'm quite happy with what I've got.

#19 Edited by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

I think the rumors of a new Microsoft console, etc. are BS (haven't looked into the Nintendo one too much, so I don't know if there is any concrete proof or not), and no. I think the current generation of consoles is just fine and should last longer than people think. I would personally be a bit ticked off if they released new consoles in a few years.
@Badhands 


The graphics on the 360 aren't "shit".  There are plenty of fine looking games on there, and just because they don't have things like anti-aliasing, maybe HDR, or some other junk, doesn't mean they look like crap. Just look at Crysis 2 on the 360. Sure it's not as good looking as the PC version (just by a bit), and there is some texture fade-in (which shouldn't matter to people since it's not a big deal), but otherwise it looks great. The graphics don't make a game, they're an important part at times, but gameplay is what matters most, and there are a lot of fun games for the 360, as well as all three consoles. There isn't anything wrong with the graphics for the current consoles. 

/end rant

#20 Posted by MonetaryDread (1993 posts) -

I would love to see a new console release.  I never buy a launch console, but by the time something good comes around, I will be ready to pick something new up.

#21 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I'm ready even though I don't have any consoles and won't be buying one any time soon but I'm curious to see the "next gen" of consoles.

#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11712 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" I'm ready even though I don't have any consoles and won't be buying one any time soon but I'm curious to see the "next gen" of consoles. "
Yup, exactly the same boat as me, also congrats on your 1000 posts :P
#23 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

Yes, I would gladly buy some new hardware.

#24 Posted by Hailinel (23942 posts) -

I'm ready, so long as they aren't piled on top of me all at once.  If Nintendo's next console comes out next year and the others follow suit in 2013 or 2014, I'd be okay with that, i think.

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#25 Posted by nick_verissimo (1380 posts) -

I've spent most of this year playing my PS2, so I can wait.

#26 Posted by Bollard (5279 posts) -

I was ready like well over a year ago now. The current generation of hardware is so, so outdated I can't believe we're still trying to push forward with it. What I can totally understand however, is the reluctance to upgrade hardware in terms of making development costs way, way higher. Games already cost a fortune to make now, and as hardware gets better development time increases a lot and so does the cost of the software. That's the only sensible reason I can see to dodge new hardware.


@CandiBunni said:
"@Badhands 

The graphics on the 360 aren't "shit".  There are plenty of fine looking games on there, and just because they don't have things like anti-aliasing, maybe HDR, or some other junk, doesn't mean they look like crap. Just look at Crysis 2 on the 360. Sure it's not as good looking as the PC version (just by a small bit), and there is some texture fade-in (which shouldn't matter to people since it's not a big deal), but otherwise it looks great. The graphics don't make a game, they're an important part at times, but gameplay is what matters most, and there are a lot of fun games for the 360, as well as all three consoles.

/end rant
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You obviously don't play many PC games... I played the Crysis 2 demo on the PC and 360, and the difference was staggering. Crysis 2 doesn't even have proper graphics options on the PC -heck, Crysis 1 still looks better IMO - but on console it looks grainy and really lacking sharpness. Especially looking at market leader, Call of Duty, on a 360, it just looks like a PS2 game compared to modern hardware now.

Similarly, if consoles had the kind of power PCs do nowadays, and development time could be legitimately be spent taking advantage of all the DX11 effects and tricks games would surpass current consoles by... well 5+ years. That's the only reason you say PC versions only look a "small bit" better, because developers don't gain anything by putting the effort in to make them better. So they don't bother (see: Crysis 2 lacking DX11.)
#27 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@CandiBunni: I don't see what's so bad about new consoles coming out in the next couple years. I only see it as a minor issue for someone who invested in this generation late into the game, like last year or this year. Even then, these new consoles proved to have staying power, they will most likely live alongside the new consoles like the PS2 did. This gives plenty of time for the people who aren't ready for new consoles to stay with the old hardware till they are ready. As for doubting the possibility of new consoles coming, that's just denial. Nintendo will be showing off their new console this E3. MS and Sony are most likely going to build up their own hardware to show next E3. 
#28 Posted by FlamingHobo (4479 posts) -

I'd be happy to adopt a new system if it were an obvious massive improvement on the current systems we have, whilst also offering a good selection of launch titles and future support. However, with all that said, the price would also have a massive influence on my wallet.

#29 Edited by ProfessorEss (7281 posts) -

Hmm, dev kits go out, that gives us, say, two years til release.
I pick up the console somewhere within a year of its release.
Yeah, I'll be ready in 2-3 years.

(ps: I ignored the nintendo angle because short of a DRASTIC departure they'll remain off my radar)

#30 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

Not really.  I'm fine with the current consoles out at the moment (360 and PS3).  As far as Nintendo goes, sure they can bring out a new console.  I really don't care to much about Nintendo though.

#31 Posted by BonOrbitz (2175 posts) -

I'm ready for a new PC and a new system from Nintendo. I could wait another 3-5 years for new XBox or PS hardware. Technology will be more affordable for these things so I won't have to "work more hours" to buy one as Mr. Kutaragi put it a few years ago. Besides, have the current gen HD systems truly reached their max potential?

#32 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

While I think the consoles are showing their age I have no interest in spending money on new consoles and peripherals.

#33 Posted by fox01313 (5063 posts) -

Think that out of all the consoles, the Wii is the only one that really is in need of a new something as the Wii was only a partial improvement over the previous console they did. The other two seem like they will be fine for a while on their own.

#34 Posted by Getz (2989 posts) -

Not ready for new consoles, though new ones coming out probably wouldn't affect me that much. I don't even have a ps3 yet, so it's gonna be quite awhile before I plunk down money on a new machine.

#35 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

Not just yet, but I'm getting there. 


Though I suspect after I play the holiday 2011/early 2012 crop of games that I'm interested in, I suspect that I'll be much more ready. Having said that, it doesn't necessarily mean that I'm going to jump into the next generation as soon as it arrives. I learned my lesson with the Xbox 360.  I'm going to wait at least six months after each console launches to make sure there aren't any crazy technical problems. And beyond that six months, I'm just going to wait until there are enough games that I'm really interested in before buying a console. 
#36 Posted by Jimbo (9775 posts) -


Yes I am ready for new consoles.
#37 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

no as i play PC games

#38 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

No, I only joined this gen two years ago with my 360. There's still a load of catching up I need to do.

#39 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@Jimbo: Awesome.

@BUCK3TM4N said:
" no as i play PC games "
Right, if you really played PC games then you would be wanting the new consoles to be out a long time ago. The current gen hardware is holding back PC.
#40 Posted by stoodspoon (599 posts) -

no

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#41 Posted by xyzygy (9899 posts) -

Nintendo: Yes.

Microsoft: Maybe.
Sony: Maybe.
#42 Posted by Deeveeus (479 posts) -

No, there is absolutely no need to jack game costs even further...I just feel like gameplay (from a standard controller and key/mouse standpoint), has not really gotten much more responsive or or smoother since PS2 days, it would just be for graphics whores

#43 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4643 posts) -

I'm ready to upgrade my PC, yes.

#44 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2907 posts) -

I'm totally comfortable with my PS3 and 360, but a Nintendo system with a real controller and current gen graphics would be super. With PS3 and 360, there isn't much to improve on besides the graphics, and last time I checked games looked pretty dang good. If they got any better looking they'd probably take even longer and be even more expensive to produce, and does anyone really want that?

#45 Posted by JustKamToo (664 posts) -

I'd guess if they have hardware out to the developer house/s a 2013 release was on the cards so yes, I'm ready for 2013.

#46 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1735 posts) -

Absolutely not.

#47 Posted by BeachThunder (11712 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
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Yes I am ready for new consoles. "
So...
#48 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

Kinda,
just a little nervous for whats in store for the industry ahead I guess.

#49 Posted by ajamafalous (11865 posts) -

My body is ready.

#50 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

fuck no