How long do you guys predict the XBOX ONE/PS4/Wii U generation will last?

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11 months ago#1
How long do you guys predict the XBOX ONE/PS4/Wii U generation will last? - Results (188 votes)
4 years (until 2016)
3.72% (7 votes)
7
5 years (until 2017)
18.09% (34 votes)
34
6 years (until 2018)
26.06% (49 votes)
49
7 years (until 2019)
18.09% (34 votes)
34
8 years (until 2020)
22.87% (43 votes)
43
9 years (until 2021)
1.6% (3 votes)
3
10 years (until 2022)
5.32% (10 votes)
10
11 years (until 2023)
1.06% (2 votes)
2
12 years (until 2024)
0% (0 votes)
0
13 years (until 2025)
3.19% (6 votes)
6
This poll is now closed.
Since 2012 was the year when the Wii U was first released to start the 8th generation of consoles, how long do you guys predict this generation will last before we see the 9th generation of consoles come out?

Given that the XBOX 360/PS3/Wii generation lasted a lengthy 7-8 years, it is quite possible that this generation could last up to 10 years or more.
11 months ago#2
Microsoft will try to prematurely end it by rushing to market with a console capable of 1080p so Ill say 4 years.

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11 months ago#3
if it continues to go like this, look for MS to make an early move.
nintendo is always a wildcard though.
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11 months ago#4
All will be streaming only services, sony is already getting ready and Microsoft will follow, nintendo will go back to cartridges
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11 months ago#5
Laylow12 posted...
Microsoft will try to prematurely end it by rushing to market with a console capable of 1080p so Ill say 4 years.

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Numbers will pick up for the X1 and people will start to care even less and less about resolution.

I say six years minimum for MS/Sony, maybe less for Nintendo.
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11 months ago#6
If 4k or whatever new resolution becomes very mainstream within a few years, we will see a gap for maybe a year or two then the new generation of consoles will be ushered in. Unless the companies can utilize software to make up for the lack of hardware I don't see the consoles going past 2018-2019. 2020 at the latest. Remember how the PS3/360 had very powerful cards for the cost of the console, that helped extend the lifespan. I foresee companies rushing out newer consoles at shorter intervals if they don't want to eat the cost of manufacturing. So instead of the very long lifespan as last gen consoles, we will see them arrive every 4-5 years instead of 7-8. Unless of course next gen the companies learn from this and start beefing up hardware again.
11 months ago#7
Laylow12 posted...
Microsoft will try to prematurely end it by rushing to market with a console capable of 1080p so Ill say 4 years.

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They already released that console, it's called the Xbox One.
11 months ago#8
It SHOULD last 4-5 years like gens 1-6. 7 was way too long.

But I'm sure they'll go like 8 friggin years again, because money.
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11 months ago#9
Xbone - 3 years
Wii U - 6 years
PS4 - 8 years
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11 months ago#10
Chyld989 posted...
Laylow12 posted...
Microsoft will try to prematurely end it by rushing to market with a console capable of 1080p so Ill say 4 years.

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They already released that console, it's called the Xbox One.


Hehe, good one.
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