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TypoMage

What is with all of the game consoles? I mean you buy the newest game console, and then out of nowhere a new system comes out. I mean why not come up with a game console every three years, because regularly I have seen them come out in a little under a year. And they are going to stop making Gamecube Games? That is complete bullcrap. I mean Gamecube is ok. Like I said they should make a really awesome Game System each like three years. Or as me and my cousins always bring up is they should make a universal Game system that can play more then one type of game, so what do you think? I sort of think it would be a little bit to big.


Johnny

The Gamecube and Xbox came out over 5 years ago, it'll be six years near the end of 2007...and the PS2 came out a year before that. That's plenty of time for a game system to live, since things like computers are being updated with new and improved hardware almost monthly.If you look at it in terms of video game consoles vs. graphics cards... There are new 512mb radeon whatevers out for computer systems today, and the gamecube is probably still running a 32mb card from five years ago. The CPU's are just as old as well.Now, maybe you're adding in handhelds to your "3 years concept", but handhelds aren't considered consoles at all.Gamecube has had a pretty long life and a lot of games...[most of which are crappy, but that's developer's faults.]A universal game system would either be a collaboration by all the big game companies, which they wouldn't do, because they lose money without competition, or an illegal system from a third-party that would get shut down probably before it even sold anything. I think so far game companies are doing okay...I just wish developers would do what they're capable of. I'd make a bet that 90% of all video games today aren't as good as they could be, with the people who are making them. Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing games, but most just aren't as good as is possible. I blame that on time restraints by publishers, to get things done faster so they can get paid. I read somewhere that Bungie [developers of the Halo series] had to cut Halo 1 almost in half because of time restraints. If you think of it by the numbers, that's a ridiculous amount of good game experience gone to waste.


vipul20044

It is like the companies have sought to make money by upgrading the consolesFor instance you buy ps3 which is damn costly and who knows that at a later stage you come across ps4They have to earn so they will burn holes in our pocket by launching new things and then launching games that would only work on the respective new consoles


noriv

It is like the companies have sought to make money by upgrading the consolesFor instance you buy ps3 which is damn costly and who knows that at a later stage you come across ps4
They have to earn so they will burn holes in our pocket by launching new things and then launching games that would only work on the respective new consoles


Sony loses on every single PlayStation 3 that they make so. They lunch new console every 5 years or so. I don't think that's much.

osknockout

Sony loses on every single PlayStation 3 that they make so. They lunch new console every 5 years or so. I don't think that's much.

Yeah, he's right. Take a look at the stats. They lose like $240 US dollars on every 20 GB system they sell. Not to mention that they're practically selling a miniature floating-point supercomputer in each release too. I mean, just take a look at some of the screenshots to see what I'm talking about. :lol:
I think a universal system is possible. After all, if we can make software emulators on the PC, we can make hardware ones too.
But there's not too much of a need for one either, since major game companies like to sell their product on the different video game consoles.

sniperkiller

every year there are new technologies invented which are always better and betterimagine 10 years ago, if you would have spoken about a hard disk drive from 500 gig, they would have called you an idiotthat's how it's supposed to be going afterall, if there were no more technology inventions, i guess this world would be amazingly boringit's the same on the games side, if the games would be the same like 10 years ago, omg i wouldn't even wanna think about it ^^they get heavier and heavier to run and their graphics own compared to the ones from many years agoif you people know the game "silent hill 2" (oldy) and the newer version "silent hill 4: the room", just check the graphics and the movement controls, i laughed my *bottom* off when i installed the oldy and started playing itthe newer the games, the more heavy they are and the more heavy equipment they need to operatethats our future


street

There is always going to be a new system coming out. Also the reason why nintendo choose to make the wii is cause the gamecube was a big disappointment it did not sell as much as they thought and there was always new games coming out for it but it really did not have any features that made you want to buy it. When making a system you have to make it so it has a special feature that no other system has. With the Wii it has the whole interactive feature going which is making the wii such a big hit right now and also with the 360 is the performance features and the games that are included. Also the wii price is the cheapest system out there. Also it might be a bit longer before a new system comes out cause they need to think of new things to add but it might be shorter than that cause technology is growing.


Unholy Prayer

Sony loses on every single PlayStation 3 that they make so. They lunch new console every 5 years or so. I don't think that's much.

I heard Microsoft loses about $100 on every 360 they make. That's why they jack up the prices in the marketplace.

Matt2

Really it's about competition. The only reason why a new game console comes out after another is because the game console makers think that the console that just came out is better than their previous console. Therfore they want more money so they develop a new one, that more people will buy. The system then repeats really.


CinnamorollTK

Supposedly, they are finding new ways of making games better so they release a game system. Not too many years ago, I could afford a brand new system. Now that its getting so ridiculously high priced, I have to wait until the next system comes out to buy the past one. I've heard that the PlayStation 3 made companies lose money, and that they'll get their money back by game sales. (Not likely since the assortment is not well made. Where did all of the role playing games go?) That has to be a lie, since no company will lose large amounts of money to get new money.


yicd93

Really it's about competition. The only reason why a new game console comes out after another is because the game console makers think that the console that just came out is better than their previous console. Therfore they want more money so they develop a new one, that more people will buy. The system then repeats really.

That's also why the companies will never collaborate to make a universal system. Think about this: If there was no Microsoft or Nintendo to compete against Sony, how high could the PS3's price go? Consoles might last 10 years (which might be a good thing considering what you want), but there will be no more innovation or better graphics.

Burke

Technology is rapidly developing. Therefore, in order for people to be entertained, they have to make a new game console every few years, or else people will not keep buying the old time game consoles (even though thtey are AWESOME!).But for kids growing up now, all they want are games that will keep them interested for a few hours during the day, and their parent don't mind paying like 600 $ US for a game system that will last about 3 years. Then they go and buy 70 $ US games that will alst about a week, and then the kid will want another game. All gaming consoles will eventually be identical. All it will come down to then is what brand you like more?


Usedragon2009

i could see universal system happen in near future at some point or not. It would be somewhat of a computer for updating or whatever. Another point would be the competition; none of the company would just make any old game and not compete with each other.

Technology is rapidly developing. Therefore, in order for people to be entertained, they have to make a new game console every few years, or else people will not keep buying the old time game consoles (even though thtey are AWESOME!).But for kids growing up now, all they want are games that will keep them interested for a few hours during the day, and their parent don't mind paying like 600 $ US for a game system that will last about 3 years. Then they go and buy 70 $ US games that will alst about a week, and then the kid will want another game.

All gaming consoles will eventually be identical. All it will come down to then is what brand you like more?


Not quite really, if a company can make a console that would last more than 3 years (there are). I'm saying in general in order to that; would have to make it best console that could make and not have to worry about making another one in 3 years. Like you said technology is growing and theirs something new is coming, things might change.

TypoMage

They just want us to spend, spend, and spend. Like how the Xbox Controller can detatch? My friend had to buy two new ones for 10.00$


Burke

i could see universal system happen in near future at some point or not. It would be somewhat of a computer for updating or whatever. Another point would be the competition; none of the company would just make any old game and not compete with each other. Not quite really, if a company can make a console that would last more than 3 years (there are). I'm saying in general in order to that; would have to make it best console that could make and not have to worry about making another one in 3 years. Like you said technology is growing and theirs something new is coming, things might change.



all im trying to say is that eventually, there will be almost no difference what-so-ever between gaming systems.

Unregistered 012

What is with all of the game consoles? I mean you buy the newest game console, and then out of nowhere a new system comes out. I mean why not come up with a game console every three years, because regularly I have seen them come out in a little under a year. And they are going to stop making Gamecube Games? That is complete bullcrap. I mean Gamecube is ok. Like I said they should make a really awesome Game System each like three years. Or as me and my cousins always bring up is they should make a universal Game system that can play more then one type of game, so what do you think? I sort of think it would be a little bit to big.

Well, they say that it is because they find new gaming programs, technology, etc. And, yes i do know what you are saying.
The Xbox 360 i think has been out for 1-2 years. Now, they are making the Xbox 360 Elite. Which is going to cost an extra 80$ than the original 360. It only has a few updates too. The hard drive is bigger, the system is black, and they made one of the processors smalled in size, but more powerful. Not many other changes than that. The only "Good" benefits of that is the black looks better than the white (my own opinion), and a bigger hard drive.

But, i think that the reason they make so many systems in short of a time is to make money. I think that everyone here knows that.

~Justin~

dundun2007

yeah they do space the new game systems out quite a bit usually around 4 to 5 years. The reason they keep coming out with new game systems is because people get bored of today's game systems and want something new. Everything gets old and people are always going to want new things, just like the companies are always going to want more money so it works out for the both of us.The more interesting question about growing technology is computers, if you buy the top of a line computer right now, there will be a faster and better computer out within a month sometimes within a couple of weeks. It just goes to show that people have the need of wanting new things.


TripleH13

All these different game companies are just trying to keep up with the new software and upgrades that have come up. I think they should have a 5 year wait between systems. That would give everyone a good amount of time with their system. Also i think they should still make some games for their older systems if possible. If not the newest games that wouldn't be able to run on the older systems but just something so people aren't stuck with the system with no new games.


dre

It's not really the fault of the game console producers. Although it is true that they will try to squeeze every last penny out of us, the reason why they release so many consoles is just so that they could try to keep up with current technology. At the rate technology has evolved, you can basically now consider the ps3 "old." A new console is released abut every year, while new technology usually takes about 3 months, and whole new architectures are created about every 8 mo. to a year. So in trying to become better then the competition and to offer more, game console makers try to spend as little time as possible to release brand-new consoles. And frankly, 90% of the attention is now turned on the new products, and the past generation is on its way to being forgotten.


weirdpeople

that xbox 360 thing turning into the Xbox 360 elete is kind of like the ps2 and the ps2 slim so i agree that the consoles will lokk the same and 2 out of the new colse will be black thin nintindo will will be black and so on and so on ;);)



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