Both are standard def. It means that consumers are not very interested in graphics in video games.
No, it means that children and old people are not particularly interested in graphics in videogames. These are, oddly enough, the same groups of people who buy 1-2 games a year, tops. To a software development group this is anathema.
The graphics capabilities of PS3 and xbox2 are sufficient to last for the next decade.
Unlikely they will be "sufficient" for the next 2 years, forget the next 10. The systems are essentially tapped out at 720p resolution with limited AA and visual effects available. While games still look good, anyone who owns a 1080p television or projector is already seeing a softened, scaled image because fixed-pixel displays never look their best unless they are being fed their native resolution. Scaling hurts, no matter where its happening in the video chain.
Also, improving graphics adds tremendous cost to the development of the games and reduces the overall profitability of the product. So, the developers don't necessarily see the benefit in pushing graphics any further. Look what happened to PC gaming.
Absurd statement, flat out absurd.
MS will shoot themselves in the foot if they release the next version of xbox. They will piss off many of their current customers (who will think that xbox2 will be abandoned just like xbox 1 was), and they will dilute the developer support and userbase. If they don't abandon xbox2, their xbox3 will compete against it and lose. So, they will piss off a lot of people for the sole benefit of releasing a console with extra power which the developers can't even utilize (have no incentive to).
You sir, are nuts. The original xbox was all licensed hardware and microsoft dropped it because it was unprofitable. Rumors suggest the 360 was fast-tracked to production NOT to get a jump on Sony, but to get a jump on discontinuing the unprofitable xbox systems. In the end, nobody was really broken up that the xbox died so quickly.
Xbox 360 will get shrunken down and will remain for sale the same way the PS2 continues to make money, with a substantial game library available for it it wont compete with any new microsoft product that is pushing 1080p/60 with a likely BD drive available for movie viewing. This will be the go-to system to buy when you finally can't stand looking at PS2 SD graphics on your 47" 1080p set anymore.
PS3 will win out over xbox2 in the long run because it is more future-proof. It has slightly more power and has blu-ray. People will like to have only one device to do their gaming and movie watching. In the end, PS3 helped bluray succeed, and bluray will help PS3 succeed.
But nobody will own a PS3 as a BD player because Sony wont have the PS3 into the $200 range anytime in the forseeable future, and guess what..BD drives are already less than $200. By this time next year they'll be $99 or less.
The PS3 is going to have to do something it hasn't had to do in the past 2 years of its existance: Survive in the market as a game machine and only as a game machine, and frankly...KZ2, GOW3 and GT5 "due for release in 2011" ain't gonna cut it.
LBP, Ratchet and Clank, and other cute "Are these people mixing Booze and Prescription Painkillers again?" game decisions that Sony is relying on (or short-changing licenses by making them downloadble or multiplayer-only games) are only digging its hole
I expect that people will get bored of Wii in a year or two, and when they do, Nintendo will release an HD version. However, Wii will no longer be a fad and people won't care too much about an HD version.
Nintendo wont release a HD version of the Wii until their customer base demands it. Since their customer base is largely young children and non-gamer relatives, I think there wont be much incentive for them to do that in the short term.
But If and when they do, you can rest assured that there will be millions upon millions of people lining up to buy this device with a new MARIO or KART game to play on it......
You are, quite possibly, the most out of touch poster I've yet read in this thread :P