I remember that Genesis/Nintendo rivalry. Loved my Genesis. People looked at it a more practical way back then. They didn't care about sales, they cared about how many games each system had. The bigger library of games was generally the more successful system. Can't remember which magazine had it, but one of them listed a total of how many games were out for each system in the US. I think it might have been EGM or Gamepro.
Gamers are spoiled and have come to expect perfection, this is especially true with series. If graphics arent perfect you have people cry about how it could be a bit smoother despite the fact that the story or gameplay mechanics are amazing.
I cant help but wonder how much fault lies with the publishers themselves.
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Console cost around 300$ they die like flies. Each dead console represents 5 games I could have bought. I have many dead consoles from this generation.
In the 16 bit era no one talked about RROD or YLOD they talked about the games. I started gaming on an Odyssey^2 home console. The Odyssey^2 had hardwired controllers so you had to replace the whole machine if the controllers went out. you couldn't just buy a new controller.
2nd generation of consoles my Odyssey^2 still works at 30 years of age.
Want to bet on a PS3 or 360 making it that far?
I rather buy games for consoles then buy consoles for games. If a game needs DLC to be worth playing it is not worth playing at all