I kinda agree with paul....i\'m not really impressed with what i saw here...tho i\'ve always felt that the industry in general was forcing this next gen a bit too soon...I just got finished beating Dead Space 3 (amazing game btw) and don\'t be mislead about what they said it being an action game...nope there is still some tight dark and incredibly intense moments in that game.
I wouldn\'t say its a bit too soon, its about time Sony and Microsoft show off what their next generation consoles could do. Its over 7 years since the launched of xbox360 and over 6 years since the launched of ps3. I wouldn\'t be surprised if they announce something about their next generation consoles in this year E3 which is about 3 months from now.
...I felt this gen could\'ve gone for another 3-4 years because the games comin down the pike and the games out currently just look amazing and that leap from the new systems just isn\'t there yet.
another 3 to 4 years would be way to loooong, that would be like 10 to 11 years since the released of xbox360 and ps3. The leap from the new systems is actually very, very, very big imo.
I was kind of wrong when i say the ps4 will be around 500 to 1,000 times more powerful than ps3. I think its more like around 3,000 times more powerful than ps3.
Lets assume the ps2 is around 250 times more powerful than ps1, and ps3 is about 500 times more powerful than ps2, and ps4 is 3,000 times more powerful than ps3.
lets multiply them and see how powerful the ps4 is compare to ps1.
250 x 500 x 3,000 = 375,000,000. That would mean the ps4 is 375 million times more powerful than the ps1 is. Just for curiosity. But of course, i could be off though.
Yes in a few years the games will amazing, but in order for these systems to really have an impact you need to see that difference in how you felt it when we transistioned from 16 bit to 32 bit or from the ps1 to the ps2...the way it is now, i\'m comfortable with the graphics and games the ps3 has right now and there\'s nothing from the ps4 lineup that will make me buy it as soon as it drops.
Not that i would buy a ps4 day 1 anyway, but there is nothing there that would make me run out and buy one.
speaking of transitioning, say for instance like nintendo. it took nintendo 6 to 7 years to transition from 8 bits to 16 bits console. i guess at first they didn\'t really wanted to make and release it as they see the 8 bits NES still sells very well and they might be afraid consumers won\'t upgrade to 16 bits. After seeing how successful the 16 bits sega genesis is. it changes nintendo strategy and they make and released the 16 bits SNES. It took them 6 years to release the n64, and 5 years to launch the gamecube and another 5 years to release the Wii and 6 years to release the Wii U.
speaking from the transitioned from 16 bits to 32 bits era, i guess the biggest difference is going from 2-D to 3-D. I remember playing the demo games in the demo disc that came with the ps1 that i bought and i was very wowed by it especially the first few days of playing it and that time i really didn\'t know why and now that i think about it, its because the change from 2-D to 3-D that make it a major factor in the wowed experience.
the playstation1 first launched in Dec 1994, and the ps2 came out in march 2000, which is a bit over 5 years difference. and the ps3 took over 6 years for launch. Now, its over 6 years since the launched of ps3. So, i think its about time sony shows something in this year e3 of what the ps4 might be...
the xbox launched in Nov 2001, and the xbox360 launched in Nov 2005 which is 4 years apart. Now, its over 7 years since the launched of 360. So, I wouldn\'t be surprised if xbox is going to show something of what their next gen console will be like in E3.
i wouldn\'t buy a ps4 on day one either. I agree with you there are probably aren\'t any games that would make me buy one on launch date. The cost is another reason and there could be problems that could occur from early generation release consoles like glitches and hardware failures.