Next Gen, is anyone really done with their current consoles?

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Because I'm not. I still want to play my PS3 and 360, I don't want to invest in new consoles that are rumored to come out this fall the same time games liek GTA5 and the others are comign out for the PS3 and 360.

I'm with you right there. I don't have the money to spend on new gaming machines right now, and to force people to keep up to their new systems is a shitty idea. On that same note however, we are seeing consoles really start to lag behind in terms of current power, so new consoles are pretty much planned at this point since newer games are needing more and more power to present the things they want to present. At this point it's not an "if", but a "when". If the new anti-used games policies we've been hearing about are going to be implemented though, don't expect me to play on an unhacked console.

I highly doubt the consoles are coming out this year, they tend to be released quite a while after the official announcement, and we haven't heard much so far.

I think it's about time they did move to the next gen, the current consoles really can't do a whole lot in terms of power, and I'm all for more powerful machines capable of more stuff than what the PS3 and 360 are capable of.

I'm more than happy with my current consoles. I sure as hell can't afford to upgrade.

Unless Sony decides to make the PS4 backwards-compatible, I'm completely disinterested in the next-gen consoles. Instead, I think I'll spend the next few years working on my Wii collection, what with used Wii games being phenominally cheap and all.

Do NOT want new console gen! Oh man, I hate being "that gamer," the one that talks about sentimental crap and not wanting to give up on the current gen every time the net gen of consoles comes out, but I do not want to add another console to my collection. I already have a 360 dedicated to the living room 65" TV, the Xbox and PS3 in the guest room and the PS2 and the Wii in the kiddo's room. I can't take it any more! There are still too many games that I love playing on my PS3 and my 360, not to mention the ones I love on Xbox, PS2 and the PC, what am I going to do with a new console? Ack! I'm being buried under a mountain of gaming apparatuses (apparati?)

I moved in September. I still haven't even bothered to unpack my XBox. I sometimes get an urge to play Rock Band, but not enough to go get it. I do all my gaming on PC now, so yeah, I'm pretty done with my current console.

Er, yes?

The PS3 is a hunk of shit at this point. The only reason I still use it is because the Japanese game industry doesn't have many titles available for PC.

I've been playing on PC a lot lately and it's made me realise just how dated the current gen of consoles is.

Not to mention that my 360 is pretty much on it's last legs.

This generation has pretty much hit the ceiling. There's really only so much you can squeeze out of the systems and while it looks a-fucking-mazing sometimes, the ceiling is still there and they just don't have the power to break it.

This has been an excellent run and the longest generation we've ever had. I am giddy with excitement to see what they will be pumping out with the next-gen.

done with the current gen consoles? hell am not even yet done with the last gen consoles. i have played about 100 games so far on my ps2 but i still need to play dmc3,ffx,silent hill 2-3,and a whole lot other rpg's.
after am done with those i will get a new ps3 to play all great games i missed out on ps3. No am not a generation behind i use my pc to play all current gen games so as for next gen my pc will continue to play the role of next gen as well as there wont be a single ps4 game that wont run on my pc

PC player here. I have a PS3 and I think the last time I played it was for Journey and the collection I got from it. Other than the occasional good games that consoles bring, nothing's going to take me off of PC for a good long time.

I'm ready for the PS4 myself. The current generation console graphics are looking really dated compared to the stuff I play on my decrepit PC and I'd welcome the increased processing power for new physics/AI.

I know I could just throw another PC together and hook it to my television but the huge cases clash with the decor in my living room and besides, there's nowhere near enough privacy in there. Nah, I'll take a console.

I still have a lot of games I want to get to on my PS3. However, I still want a new generation to come out sooner rather than later. It's probably going to be at least a year and a half before I get through all of the PS3 games I want to, and next generation consoles, even if they're released this year, will probably still only have a handful of games worth playing at that time (except possibly the WiiU). Plus, I primarily game on PC, so I'll still be able to play most of the games that come out on those systems.

So basically, I'm not going to buy a new console until it has a significant amount of exclusives that interest me (which won't happen for a year at least), and my current offerings will more than keep me entertained until then.

southparkdudz:
Next Gen, is anyone really done with their current consoles?

Yes, the developers. It seems that at least once every few months we get a news story about how the current consoles are holding the latest big game back, it's time to move on.

Oh hell no. I learned that buying an early console is a terrible idea as the game line up sucks but within a year you can buy a better version of said console with double the hard drive space. Besides, I have a MASSIVELY HUGE backlog that will keep me busy for ever and ever.

Maybe 2-3 years down the line.

nope. i havnt even gotten around to buying a ps3 yet :P Many great games i have had to miss on that. I'll move onto that once the 360 is dead.

Plus new consoles are always expensive, and lack games. I'll probs just wait a few years like i did with the 360 until it establishes itself properly.

Not a case of not wanting as this gen is really holding the industry back. It's more a case of not really needing just yet. After been a PC only gamer since 2000 and only getting a 360 18 months ago I have alot to games to catch up on especially as I still want a PS3 to play Japanese games and Wipeout HD.

My plan is to buy a WiiU in 6-12 months after a price cut to take advantage of BC since I've already bought a few Wii games thinking my PC would be able to read the disks. Durango & PS4 I'm gonna wait it out for 2-3, I do try to support niche genres and devs like CAVE CO so whatever games they putout I'll buy at launch and buy whatever system they release on. I just hope that they don't plum for MS as I've had enough of their BS with the 360 and PC.

As for AAAs I'll buy what I can on PC to keep me busy but if the western industry continues on it's path of bland mediocrity It can all burn for all I care. Although Dragons Dogma and Dark Souls do give me a glimmer of hope that the industry can shake itself awake in the future.

The only thing that would make me jump onboard quicker is if any of the consoles nurtured a persistent MP community for Arcade games and niche titles, as online MP has passed me by this gen as all the games I want to play co-op are dead within a month (if they're lucky).

Nope. I could go on for another five years with this hardware (Xbox/PS3). I place no value in graphics, so shinier games don't really do anything for me. But I guess it's the expense that I fear the most, I've already chosen the PS4, but the games, I want to know how much more they are going to be.

Backlog:
arkham city
hitman absolution
twisted metal
farcry 3
max payne
dishonoured
cod blops 2
walking dead
demons souls

Not even out yet:

crysis 3
last of us
mgs revengeance
gow ascension
watchdogs
remember me
bioshock infinite
gta 5
tomb raider
defiance
dragons dogma 2
fuse

so yeah, I'm not done.

I have a backlog of PS3 and Xbox 360 games (well not specifically since they're almost all multiplatform) games that I want to get into and plan on grabbing since I haven't had a chance to play them yet. I'm also really worried about the X720 and, PS4's features and functionality so I'd rather watch those to see what they're like before I spend money on them. Why spend $500+ on new consoles after all when I can spend half of that to catch up on Gears of War 3, Lollipop Chainsaw, No More Heroes and 2, Sleeping Dogs, Dishonored, X-Com: Enemy Unknown, Metal Gear 4, Uncharted 1 - 3...etc etc...

Buckle down everyone, the second great gaming collapse is coming.

PissOffRoth:
Buckle down everyone, the second great gaming collapse is coming.

If so it'll be exactly like the last crash, which was not a total crash but instead only for consoles as homecomputing went through a major boom period, especially for the UK industry where all the longstanding UK names like Eidos, Bullfrog and Codemasters were born from the bedroom coders making games for the Spectrum and C64.

TBH given how stale AAAs are nowadays I can't say I wouldn't welcome another repeat of the mid 80s given just how creative that time period was.

Another similarity is that both now and then were in the deep grip of a economic recession.

As someone who got a PC 2 years ago i've been done with this gen since then. Once you go 1080+ 60fps, massive draw distances and actual high res textures/AA/better shadows/lighting it is painful how bad consoles look. I still enjoy playing consoles its just kind of frustrating, knowing how good something can look.

Maevine:
Unless Sony decides to make the PS4 backwards-compatible, I'm completely disinterested in the next-gen consoles. Instead, I think I'll spend the next few years working on my Wii collection, what with used Wii games being phenominally cheap and all.

It's not really a decision they can make. The PS4 will more than likely not use Cell, which would make backwards-compatibility unfeasible.

OT: Bring on the new consoles. God knows we need them.

PeterMerkin69:
I'm ready for the PS4 myself. The current generation console graphics are looking really dated compared to the stuff I play on my decrepit PC and I'd welcome the increased processing power for new physics/AI.

I know I could just throw another PC together and hook it to my television but the huge cases clash with the decor in my living room and besides, there's nowhere near enough privacy in there. Nah, I'll take a console.

M-ITX form factor. These are not huge, and the cases have enough variety that I'm sure you can find something you like. Any HTPC case from silverstone will look perfectly at home next to an amplifier from the last.15.years.

I have been ready for consoles to move on for a couple of years. Having less RAM than a phone to work with is holding back all gaming. Except PC exclusives and phone games I guess.

I'm not ready for it, simply because I can't afford to buy a new console, and I have only just replaced my old PS3 which can't read disks any longer. I don't want to have five different consoles all at once just because they have no backwards compatibility, and I feel really guilty if I see any games that I haven't played for a long time.

I won't be changing over any time soon.

super done, pc all the way baby

Well knowing Japan they'll keep creating their games for the PS3 for a few years now so I'm good to keep going for awhile.
My backlog's still pretty huge too... I should probably get onto that.

Hell the N64 is still my console of choice. I saw the Xbox 1 as a waste of money and didn't buy any console after that.

I might have got a 360 if it had proper, full backwards compatibility, but it didn't... so I didn't. Just migrated to PC after that.

tippy2k2:
This generation has pretty much hit the ceiling. There's really only so much you can squeeze out of the systems and while it looks a-fucking-mazing sometimes, the ceiling is still there and they just don't have the power to break it.

This has been an excellent run and the longest generation we've ever had. I am giddy with excitement to see what they will be pumping out with the next-gen.

This and my 'console' being my PC mean I can't wait for the next gen, if only to see what devs can do with all that extra power.

Shinsei-J:
Well knowing Japan they'll keep creating their games for the PS3 for a few years now so I'm good to keep going for awhile.
My backlog's still pretty huge too... I should probably get onto that.

There's a very good chance that we will see a repeat of the 8bit / 16bit cycle where the same games were ported to both gens.

That period took ages for the majority of gamers to fully move from 8bit to 16bit.

I just want backwards compatibility with the PS4. With all these new blockbuster games coming out this year it would be stupid to not include it in at least some form or another. Failing that I guess I will have to shell out for a new PS3 seeing how my current one is making noises now and death cant be too far behind lol

I, for one, can't wait and see how shiny we're going to make the next series of turds.

Hardware is becoming pretty meaningless to me.

I've been playing on a 360 lately, and while the graphics are good enough, I can not stand the load times. I clocked how long it took me to load into the Erridium Blight in Borderlands 2 from my PC's desktop, and it was shorter than most games can boot to the main menu on the 360. I can't imagine how much time all the console players are wasting just waiting to play their levels.

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