Thursday, April 21, 2011

Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4: not before 2014?

Everyone knows it but our current consoles are in the seventh generation. And they are beginning to age. The very first Xbox 360 came into our living rooms in 2005, the PlayStation 3 landed in Japan in 2006 and the same thing elsewhere for the Wii. So good, not bad water has flowed under the bridge since their first steps on the market and it is therefore legitimate to wonder when the reach the eighth generation of consoles. Yes, and according to Kotaku , Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 could flood the market in 2014 ...

In any case, it would have confirmed that various anonymous sources. According to them, Microsoft and Sony would do well to consider being able to work and to the successors of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the project would still in its infancy and the two manufacturers do not seem in a hurry to finish. What one understands because their consoles are selling well and they are not yet obsolete technologically. The same goes for titles that accompany them, too.

But the real question, ultimately, is why. Why is it that Sony and Microsoft would be slow as much to replace their respective console? After all, when you look at previous generations, the life of our old consoles was around 5 or 6 years. If the date forward by Kotaku is correct, then the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 would receive a life without precedent. Eight or nine years for a console, it's just huge. If I'm not mistaken, it's even unheard of.

And at the same time, the current economic climate is not conducive to such investments. From the research, development, implementation and production costs console indeed very expensive to produce. Found CPU and GPU more powerful than that currently offered by the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it's a delicate operation and we understand is why Microsoft and Sony do not hurry too much to replace their current consoles.

Anyway, it's obviously a godsend for Nintendo. Indeed, we know that the Japanese automaker is currently working on a new console. This Wii 2 or Coffee Project , could be presented at the next E3 and reach the market in 2012. This also means that if the information collected by Kotaku are correct, then Nintendo will have two years to implement the console on the market and damn the pin to its competitors.


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