Producers to Microsoft and Sony: No NEXT GEN, Please!

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Matt Barton
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Boy, this one is right up Bill's alley. :)

I couldn't agree more. Why go to all the trouble and expense for a next gen?

The only thing I really wish my 360 had that it doesn't already is a Blu-Ray drive, and of course that'd destroy any backward compatibility (I assume).

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Matt Barton
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They would never have done

They would never have done gears 3 if the next gen was anywhere close. I think we have two if not three years.

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clok1966
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Both Sony and MS have good

Both Sony and MS have good reason to prolong it.. they are finally making some coin on Hardware that ammounts to something, Nintendo is in no danger of losing the sales lead it owns, but current sales are not so hot, so they have some reason to push next gen.. There lies the problem, MS and Sony cant sit if nintendo releases its next console. No matter if the New Nintendo sells well or not, both Ms and sony will suffer sales drops.. us buyers are a fickle bunch.. we love "NEW" so we can brag what we can do.. even if we will never do it. I think the big gamble MS and Sony will play is if the new nintendo does as well as the old, that wont be good for them. Of course MS can weathe another 2nd place.. I'm guessing Sony can too but it will hurt them alot more. The big question is if people will fall for Nintendo 2X? As sales suggest, the Wii has hasnt weathered the tes of time like MS and Sony consoles did.

And of course.. phones...

I'm all for 2+ more years.. lets see if nitendo puts enough of a scare in um.. the rumour mill says both Sony adn MS will anounce new consoles when the New Wii is released. So that should put it at 2 years about..

Bill Loguidice
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For a variety of reasons, I'd

For a variety of reasons, I'd like to see the current gen milked for another two years. Quite frankly, if the power of the Wii U is to be believed, which is approximately the same as or slightly better than the 360 or PS3, there really is no compelling reason to put the finishing move on this generation. At best, though, I would expect Microsoft and Sony to hold out only a little longer (and that length depends on how disruptive, if any, the Wii U is in the marketplace), with one or the other announcing their next gen system as early as E3 2012, though I'd personally prefer E3 2013 for a 2013 release. By then, this generation will indeed be past its prime..

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