I've always been a console gamer. I'm always been a Nintendo fangirl, even back when it was just Nintendo and Sega. Of course, that doesn't mean that I hate my PS3 and Xbox 360. I play them more than my Wii. But, I also play the hell out of my 3DS. Out of all of the consoles available now, I'm only missing the Vita.
Now that we are nearing the end of the 7th generation of consoles, speculations and rumors about the next PlayStation and Xbox are increasing. So here's a handy little list of what I think about all this:
I think we will able to play used games on the new consoles. If Microsoft and Sony ban used games, it would kill business. Yes, I know game publishers don't get more money from sales of used games, but for a gaming family like mine (with two 360s and two PS3s) this would be terrible. I'm not buying two copies of the same game.
Besides the Wii U, which is releasing later this year, I don't think we'll see a new Xbox or PlayStation until late 2013 or even 2014.
I don't think Sony or Microsoft will say anything about new consoles at E3.
I think the new Xbox and PlayStation will have disc drives. (But Microsoft, please get rid of the tray)
I like backwards capability, so does every other gamer on the planet.
These are just a few of the concerns and rumors that are floating around out there. As we get closer to the next generation, I'm sure they will get even wilder.
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