Console gaming is in a whole heap of trouble. The Playstation 4 is one of the best-selling systems ever. Just read any sales or hype article to see that Sony really seems to have it together. But, they are making a few really odd mistakes, particularly in relation to their 4K service and the Playstation Pro launching shortly.
Microsoft, on the other hand, seems to be making a lot of level-headed decisions. Yet, they just can’t close the sales gap, let alone get ahead. The whole console gaming market is mimicking the PC space more and more, and in time in history has this been clearer than with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Console gaming systems are copying the PC. Is this a good thing? Is it a bad thing? The mimicking includes the many bad parts of PC gaming. PC gaming has never consisted of huge generational leaps, like what is seen from a Playstation 3 to a Playstation 4. It has always been incremental, for PC upgrading is a natural incline forward in technology, specs, etc. Yet, the Playstation 4 and Xbox Scorpio is the first noted time console gaming has had a half-generational upgrade. The “new “systems will play all the games of their forebearers, but with new boosted technology. It is a mid-generation bump, and something that is akin to PC gaming.
Are gamers concerned? The sales of the “new” iterations will answer the question. Yet, Microsoft and Sony are still dedicated to their main systems, and it all may not make much of a difference in the end.
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