Originally Posted by dmaul1114
We'll see. Huge mistake to launch before they can make a big improvement IMO. Games are still selling like hotcakes on the 360 and PS3, so it would be stupid of them to put out new hardware that they'll take a loss on if it doesn't really advance things.
They can just continue dragging out this generation now that they're making profits. Not like Nintendo is going to move the graphics envelop forward and put any pressure on them.
If they drag it out until 2013 or 2014 and still don't make a big step forward in graphics, then I may well just take a generation off from gaming if not quitting completely. I'm not going to drop $400 on a new console that's a marginal improvement over the 360 giving my current (and declining) interest in gaming in general.
Both companies took major losses at the start of this generation so I believe they are doing a sort of chicken game right now. Trying to see how long they can go without launching another console but they also don't want to launch a year after the other console. Everyone now knows that's a huge mistake.
I'll be getting another gaming console the next generation despite my declining interest as well. The difference is that I'm only getting one the next generation. This generation I have all three. More than likely it will be the Xbox 3 because I feel like the Xbox has a better controller for my hands. I feel like the Playstation controllers are just too small. Another thing, I'll be waiting until the second hardware revision is released the next generation. There's plenty of stuff in my backlog right now and no doubt there will be in the future.
I have noticed that I'm much less likely to put up with a game that I don't completely enjoy. I had never played any Gears of War game or any Halo game. I got the Gears triple pack and played Gears of War 1 and 2. Those were fun/good games. Then I tried Halo 3 and it just didn't seem fun. Now I'm going to sell Halo 3 without finishing it. I have too many games to play that interest me to screw around with that game. Another thing is that my backlog is a bit too large so I'm going to have to do something about it. I have games in it like MySims Sky Heros because I got it really cheap but I really don't have any interest in playing. I've stopped buying games because they are $5 or less.