Do you happen to remember what the console wars were in the 1990’s? You don’t? Well before I get into my official opinion about the new consoles, let me give you a little history lesson about the video game industry. In the 1990’s, there were two very good, user friendly, video game systems out; the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo. Each system really had their pros and cons to it. For example, the Sega Genesis had games that could run really fast but the Super Nintendo was able to show off over 256 colors in one game compared to the Sega’s 62.
Sega eventually started to notice that the Super Nintendo was taking over after Donkey Kong was released so instead of trying to make more fun games, Sega released a brand new console for people; the Sega Saturn. The Sega Saturn was the first system that could ever use CD’s. At first, the Saturn was a really big hit but then Nintendo started making even more fun games that people just kept on wanting to play.
This whole situation eventually made Sega go out of business because the company was more focused on creating add-ons for the consoles and new consoles and not more fun games for the audience. So, does this sound a little familiar to you yet? No?
As of this time, we now have a Playstation 1, 2, 3 and an Xbox and Xbox 360. The first thing that you should realize right off the bat is that Sony has one more system out than Microsoft just like Sega introduced the Sega Saturn to beat out Nintendo. The second thing that you should know is that Sony now has an official countdown until the Playstation 4 comes out while Microsoft is still working on finding workers to make the ultimate next generation Xbox console (codenamed Durango).
Did you know that there was an official countdown until the Playstation 4 gets released? If you did not, do not feel bad because I actually just found that out too. But do we really need new video game consoles by the end of 2012? I honestly believe that we do not need any new consoles for at least another few years. The reason that I say that is because a) Sony has stated that they have yet to design games to challenge the Playstation 3 and b) People are still trying to catch up to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 era. Why jump in and create the next system while people are still behind?
If a company really wanted to blow gamers minds away, they would create a game where people can actually be inside of it. For example, let me put on a HD Headset with HD Goggles that will allow my hands, feet, and mind to control all of the movements inside of the game. Let me take on the role of Sora from Kingdom Hearts and use a Keyblade to destroy evil enemies. But no, we have to make more systems that have wireless controllers and a better screen set-up.
In conclusion, I predict that Sony is going to fail when the Playstation 4 comes out because the company is more focused on creating better consoles and hardware while Microsoft is creating more and more fun games for the video game audience.
What do you think guys? Do you think history is going to repeat itself like I have stated above?