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Why We Don't Need a PS4 or Another X-Box
With Sony's recent announcement of the PlayStation 4, gamers are getting ready for the holiday rush into a new generation. Microsoft will also be announcing their next X-Box soon. I'm here to say "boo hoo" to that.
The point of new consoles in the past have been an upgrade in graphics and what you can do with them. When people can get NBA2K13 confused with a real basketball game, I think the graphics are fine. Developers haven't even maxed out the potential of the PS3. I know these systems are almost eight years old, but the age doesn't matter anymore.
We can already play online on X-Box Live or PSN. We have spent countless dollars on movies, game downloads, downloadable content for games we bought in stores, and music. Sony has already said the downloadable games we've paid for will not be able to be used on PS4, and that PS3 game discs will not be playable. Say what? OK, what about the movies and music? Do we have to keep our PS3 hooked up for those too?
Microsoft has not said a word about what their new system can do, and how backwards compatible it will be. With all the money spent on X-Box live and downloads, I would hope all would be transferable to the new system.
This brings me back to my original point of not needing these new systems. There is so much content that I haven't even touched on the online systems. I'm sure other gamers are the same way. Why would we want to spend hundreds of more dollars on new systems when we have already invested thousands in these.
Game cycles have changed. They are no longer 3-5 years. This current one does not need to end.