1. springning's Avatar
    With computers becoming cheaper and faster at an exponential rate and smartphones/tablets eating into the market of gaming consoles, will they die a slow death or will they reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the future?
    08-28-2014 04:33 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Good question. It is true that smartphone gaming has increased a great deal, but until multi-player options improve, I think game consoles will still be preferred to a good deal of the population.
    AgentHeracles and springning like this.
    08-28-2014 08:48 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I think the future of gaming consoles is great. They offer so much more than just gaming (family interaction, DVD, Music CD, Streaming movies ect.). I expect them to be around for quite some time.....IMHO
    Last edited by Spencerdl; 08-28-2014 at 09:34 AM.
    08-28-2014 09:00 AM
  4. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Gaming consoles are here for the foreseeable future. And you can also tell this by addition of the PlayStation Vita TV. What we will see however is a convergence.
    08-28-2014 09:22 AM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    Based on support alone, mobile platforms are no match. There are still more developers on consoles than anywhere else, and those who develop multiplatform titles often have a console version. The developer network is far more established.
    08-28-2014 09:00 PM
  6. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Consoles don't have much to worry about. All the best games come out for consoles, while those vastly "superior" PCs get crappy ports.


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    08-28-2014 09:41 PM
  7. HAWK's Avatar
    Tablets and Phones can't come close to competing with the consoles.... In terms of gameplay, graphics and speed there's just no way....... Yet
    Speedygi and springning like this.
    08-28-2014 11:34 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    Plus developers still make the most money on Consoles than anywhere else.
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    08-30-2014 12:07 AM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I understand that heavy gamers prefer game consoles, but I would never buy another gaming console again. There really is no point in it for me. I like to play games, but I play games on my iPad or iPhone and they do just fine. I would rather play games on my iPad that I want to have anyway for other uses and pay a dollar to $7 for a game and be able to play the game anywhere I take my iPad than to pay for a console that I will only use for gaming and then $50 per game and be limited to playing the game in my living room. Regarding the handheld gaming consoles, I don't really see much difference between those and using an iPod touch. I know that I'm in the minority here, but I am very happy that I don't need a gaming console to fulfill my gaming needs anymore.


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    09-01-2014 08:23 AM
  10. applemaximus's Avatar
    Yeah I have not bought a new gaming console since the Xbox260, now I game on my iPadAir and iPhone.

    BUT.... I now have very young kids and not so much ability to commandeer the TV to myself.
    Once the littlies are bigger I think a home console for two player gaming, and also for better graphics will be on the cards.

    No reason not have tablets - phones - and consoles together.
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    09-01-2014 10:07 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    People who don't heavily play games on consoles are usually the only ones that are curious whether consoles have a future.

    Consoles are doing just fine...the thing most people tend to forget is that console games suffer from the age old "early adoption" slow start. Every system since the Dreamcast has, and it's primarily because people want to wait until there are significant software releases before they invest in a console, and consoles tend to come down in price by the point the bulk of the sales wave hits.

    Computers are easily capable of out performing consoles in the basic way games are developed. PC's will not begin truly taking over the console gaming market until they are integrated into TV's, and we're still some time away from that...and by then, I think the clear line between a console and a PC will be much less clear.
    09-02-2014 12:09 AM
  12. Tranquilly's Avatar
    Not too sure, I think game consoles will eventually die out in the future? I think everything is just going to eventually revolve around PC when it comes to gaming.
    09-17-2014 03:21 PM
  13. jacyooii's Avatar
    I think game consoles will still be around in the future without too many changes.
    There are still quiet a lot of people don't play games in PC and rather choose to play games in game consoles.
    springning likes this.
    09-19-2014 09:30 AM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I think with the recent success of the PS4, one would not question the direction in which they are heading in. I personally could not game on a PC when there are console systems available. Much too easy to just pick up and play with little hassle.
    09-19-2014 09:34 AM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    People who don't heavily play games on consoles are usually the only ones that are curious whether consoles have a future.

    Consoles are doing just fine...the thing most people tend to forget is that console games suffer from the age old "early adoption" slow start. Every system since the Dreamcast has, and it's primarily because people want to wait until there are significant software releases before they invest in a console, and consoles tend to come down in price by the point the bulk of the sales wave hits.

    Computers are easily capable of out performing consoles in the basic way games are developed. PC's will not begin truly taking over the console gaming market until they are integrated into TV's, and we're still some time away from that...and by then, I think the clear line between a console and a PC will be much less clear.
    This^^^

    Game consoles are fine. I didn't run out an buy an Xbox One last year because there really weren't any games I wanted to play. I had Diablo 3 on PC and GTA5 on my Xbox 360 to keep me plenty entertained. I got an Xbox One last week specifically for Destiny; I'm a huge Halo/Bungie fan. I am really enjoying the Xbox One.

    I don't really play games on my pocket computers. I prefer my games on my big TV or PC screen.
    Speedygi likes this.
    09-19-2014 10:26 AM
  16. chendofs's Avatar
    I think consoles had and should continue to have a solid future. Just take a look at PS4, XBOX1, Nitendo (not so sure about this one but there is always room for 3rd place). Big name developers make tons of money here, and I have read news about opening more to indy developers so future should be good. The portable gaming devices PSvita, Nitendo DS, etc ... I wouldnt buy those. An iPhone, iPad and the iPod provide so much more in my point of view.
    bzeroh56 likes this.
    11-11-2014 07:35 PM
  17. Kiccofe's Avatar
    I think the future console will allow you enter the game world
    04-27-2015 06:45 AM

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