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MS now enters the "dreaded third console curse....

#1private400Posted 2/7/2013 10:06:04 AM
for those who do not know of it:

the third console curse is a strange phenomenon that has hit every console

The curse is that every company that makes game console's and gets to their third generation ,that generation seems fated to faillure.

these where the last console' makers who fell to the curse:

Nintendo released the NES, worked hard to make it something consumers wanted. They released SNES, did the same. Then their 3rd iteration they waited too long, rejected discs, and alienated 3rd parties. The N64 gave up a ton of market share to Sony's PS1 as a result.

Sega released the Master System as a distant also ran to the NES, worked hard and built the Genesis into a legitimate contender, but started to frankenstein it a little at the end. Then come their 3rd iteration they put out the convoluted ass Saturn. The solid Dreamcast wasn't enough to right the ship at that point.

Sony gave everyone what they wanted with the PS1. Then they put out a highly competitive, well marketed, well hyped system with the PS2 that everyone jumped on board with. They, like their predecessors, got out over their skis come iteration number 3 and tried to Trojan Horse blu-ray on everyone, with serious market share retraction as their reward.

MS is going into generation three, what is historically the f*** up generation.

will they beat the curse or will they fall victim to it ?

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#22NIKNIMPosted 2/7/2013 10:10:22 AM
I like your take on this, 3rd console curse...
Nice!

Only time will tell though
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#3true_gamer80Posted 2/7/2013 10:11:08 AM
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#4Redjoker777Posted 2/7/2013 10:14:33 AM
I forgot about this
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#5Battleship_GrayPosted 2/7/2013 10:19:19 AM
Pretty funny to think of considering some of the rumors around the nextbox. Hopefully everyone comes next gen swinging for the fences though.
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#6este914Posted 2/7/2013 10:19:58 AM
sounds spooky
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#7kingstagPosted 2/7/2013 10:24:43 AM
I thought the third-console curse only applied to past consoles that had been successful? In that case Microsoft shouldn't have anything to worry about.

How would people tell the difference between a "curse" and the 1st Xbox. Did MS have a first-console curse?
#8Redjoker777Posted 2/7/2013 10:26:15 AM
kingstag posted...
I thought the third-console curse only applied to past consoles that had been successful? In that case Microsoft shouldn't have anything to worry about.

How would people tell the difference between a "curse" and the 1st Xbox. Did MS have a first-console curse?


The first x box did fine, considering it came in later. It also created a strong install base for the 360.
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#9kloud 11Posted 2/7/2013 10:26:34 AM
kingstag posted...
I thought the third-console curse only applied to past consoles that had been successful? In that case Microsoft shouldn't have anything to worry about.

How would people tell the difference between a "curse" and the 1st Xbox. Did MS have a first-console curse?


360 isn't successful? since when?
#10gtaking5Posted 2/7/2013 10:38:05 AM
From: este914 | #006
sounds spooky


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