Do Gamers Really Need a New Console Generation?

Posted by | July 11, 2012

The gaming media vulture swarm has been feasting heartily from the follies and failures of an industry that makes drug running look like a stable career. Still, the flock is antsy, anxious, and the reason is a view of next-gen console systems on the horizon. The current console generation has lasted long, and the new models are still at least a year away. While this glacial pace of change might be a strain on the industry, it’s proven a boon for gamers who haven’t had to buy new hardware in forever. Is a new console generation worth the trouble for gamers to upgrade and refresh their collections with new titles? Maybe not. 1UP has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 11, 2012 12:19 pm

    Hardware sales drive the console side of the game industry, and in this exalted year, everyone who wants a console system has one. There’s literally no one left to buy those consoles anymore. Next-gen systems would jumpstart the industry engine to haul it out of the ditch. That is, if gamers can afford to change up.

    On the other claw, I still play an old NES system from the early 80s. What the industry wants and what gamers want aren’t always the same thing.

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