Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Consoles

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.

More on  next gen consoles.


  1. Hate to disagree but I'm not a fan of backwards compatability. I get that it's cool 'n' all but from an primarily Xbox 360 standpoint, I haven't missed being able to play old Xbox games.

    They seem dated, and not in the cool retro kind of way, the just feel old.

    Plus with how much new consoles cost at launch, not including backwards tech would lower the price.


    1. I would pay extra for being able to play older games. I still play a lot of older games, like Half-Life and Resident Evil. I know it's a pain to include it, but I would miss it terribly. At least I have one of the PS3s that can play PS2 games. :)

  2. The extent of my gaming experience runs all the way back to Super Mario and the basic Nintendo when my sons got them in the 80s.

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    1. My first console! I still love playing the old Zelda games and Mario Bros games.

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  4. This was really interesting, my boyfriend is really into gaming and has kind of gotten me into it too. I too, still love playing the old games on the old consoles :)

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  5. From what I have heard in the entertainment buzz that I have caught lately the new Xbox and Playstation are NOT going to do the backwards compatibility which I think is just STUPID also the wii U is suppose to be backwards compatibility all the way back to the gamecube which I think would be AWESOME!!!! I love backwards compatibility!! I have my favorite games that I love playing on my older machines. Yes I have the older machines but would love to be able to play them on my new machine as well. I've seen the PlayStation 4 and it look stupid. Don't think I will be buying it. But I want the Wii U. I really really want it :)

  6. I can definitely see why backwards compatibility would be beneficial, it makes good business sense, too.

  7. When our Xbox red ringed, we only lasted a day before we bought a new one. We use ours for a DVD player and stream Netflix from the 360 too. So basically unless we aren't home, we're using the Xbox.

  8. I'm not much of a gamer beyond wii, but I'm sure my hubby would have much to say about consoles.

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