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Another next-gen console due out in 2013 to challenge Wii U

“As we look to calendar 2013, we remain cautious in light of a challenging worldwide macroeconomic environment the ongoing console transition and difficult year-over-year comparables as a result of Blizzard’s record-shattering success with Diablo III in 2012.

We can’t really talk too much about next generation console plans but I think it’s safe to say you have a Wii U coming out and there will be another new console coming and we expect that they’ll be very successful.” - Activision CEO Bobby Kotick


Well, which one is it going to be? Will the next Xbox or Playstation come out in 2013 to challenge Wii U?

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09 Nov 2012 15:58

They are not talking bout the Ouya now are they?
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09 Nov 2012 15:59

@MasterofMonster

I would bet Microsoft is going to depend on Kinect increasingly (that's what they've been doing for years in any case), and they're alot smarter about appealing to the mainstream than Sony is. They realized early this generation that pandering to "gamers" is a losing battle. Whether it's Kinect, the interface, connectivity, multi-function entertainment, or something completely new Microsoft is going to remain competitive.
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09 Nov 2012 16:01

My guess is xbox. Sony aren't ready to move on. But unless sony shows something next year they are too late. The world won't wait for them.
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09 Nov 2012 16:02

StarStabbedMoon wrote:@MasterofMonster

I would bet Microsoft is going to depend on Kinect increasingly (that's what they've been doing for years in any case), and they're alot smarter about appealing to the mainstream than Sony is. Whether it's Kinect, the interface, multi-function entertainment, or something completely new Microsoft is going to remain competitive.


Aw, don't say that... I much prefered the Xbox before Kinect and all that other stuff appeared on it. D:
Of course, if it's optional to use Kinect 2, then that's fine. But I really don't wanna have to use it, especially not in the Xbox exclusive games I like... I worry about that, because I'm really not a fan of Kinect. :(

I wonder what Sony will do, though. Rather, I wonder if both Sony and Microsoft will try the 'Screen-on-Controller' thing. Wouldn't surprise me~
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09 Nov 2012 16:03

sony is NOT in the position to launch a new console. Microsoft is more or less doing just fine. Word is the next system was SUPPOSED to launch this year, but... *shrug*
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09 Nov 2012 16:04

@CCFanboy
I think people underestimate the value of sticking with what they have could do to benefit their business. The Wii showed that the change of interface and branding, and the way we interact with games, can be incredibly successful without changing much hardware. If Nintendo commits to the Wii U and Microsoft dumps their cash into another R&D black hole for another couple years, that gives the PS3 the largest install base for contemporary hardware.
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09 Nov 2012 16:05

This will be an interesting E3. Nintendo's going to have to be dressed to impress if they want to beat out new console hype. This is why they've held back announcing/showing anything beyond the current fiscal year, right? So they can have a really cool new sizzle reel for 2013, right? RIGHT?
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09 Nov 2012 16:05

THIS JUST IN! Other new consoles will be coming out besides the Wii U, most likely next year!


No.............really.
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09 Nov 2012 16:08

Probably the new XBox. Sony already said they're not looking into a new console just yet.
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09 Nov 2012 16:11

I think if it's the Xbox 720, it won't be out until November 2013. Still, I think sometime in 2014 is more likely.

As for the PS4, I expect a Fall 2014 or 2015 release date.

The only console I could think of would be a revamped system (like how the DS got the DS Lite), a possible Valve console, or even a Microsoft handheld. That or Activision thinks of a tablet or mobile phone device as a "console."
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09 Nov 2012 16:11

@MasterofMonster
I would bet Microsoft is going to support a new console with Kinect from day one. That or replace it with something completely different. How much they standardize it like Nintendo does with their interface is hard to say, but the days of releasing an ordinary console with more power are over for them.

Sony on the other hand, are likely going to try and continue to be "the gamer's" video game company. They haven't shown they've ever really been able to adapt to any consumer trends that go beyond "better hardware."

@Shaanyboi
I think that was alot of wishful thinking that go filtered in with hardware rumors. A year ago they said 2012. This year they say 2013. I wonder what they'll say next year?
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09 Nov 2012 16:18

I'm not worried. This past gen, Nintendo trounced the relative newcomer Microsoft and Sony coming off of its most successful console ever, it can trounce a weakened Sony and Microsoft coming off of its most successful console.
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09 Nov 2012 16:20

I am looking forward to seeing what the new consoles have to offer. With Microsoft, I am hoping for a better Kinect and 1080p standard on all games. I fear the price, though. Some form of touchscreen on the controller would be nice, even if it is small compared to the Wii U.
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09 Nov 2012 16:31

He said it would be successful, so its not the PS4.
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09 Nov 2012 16:32

StarStabbedMoon wrote:@CCFanboy
I think people underestimate the value of sticking with what they have could do to benefit their business. The Wii showed that the change of interface and branding, and the way we interact with games, can be incredibly successful without changing much hardware. If Nintendo commits to the Wii U and Microsoft dumps their cash into another R&D black hole for another couple years, that gives the PS3 the largest install base for contemporary hardware.

No doubt in my mind sony will want to keep ps3 alive for as long as they possibly can. They have lost a lot of money on it. Sony tend to keep their systems alive even after the successor comes out. See ps2 and psp in japan. The problem is with other consoles on the market interest tends to draw away from a system that has been out since 2006. If they don't show anything on their new system next year interest from their target audience would likely be drawn towards xbox. Assuming microsoft don't make mistakes.
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09 Nov 2012 17:23

If a next gen console is looking to be released next year, why haven't we heard anything about it? Now would have been a better time than ever to get gamers buzzing about another console if they wanted to steal some of the Wii U's thunder.
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09 Nov 2012 17:38

tellis429 wrote:If a next gen console is looking to be released next year, why haven't we heard anything about it? Now would have been a better time than ever to get gamers buzzing about another console if they wanted to steal some of the Wii U's thunder.

Didn't you hear? Microsoft think that people will blindly follow them to their next system so they don't 'need' to show it. They have it in the bag. Yep. Kind of like when sony assumed people would blindly jump on their system and they had it in the bag.
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09 Nov 2012 18:11

It is definitely XBox 8.

We just got the leak early this week about the tablet controller and how many cores the processors have.
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09 Nov 2012 18:16

ZS wrote:Great. Here's where all the third party support is going already.


Not like the Wii U will have much of it to begin with beyond these initial ports of past games.
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09 Nov 2012 18:46

Why is everyone so blind? it never says it is come out in 2013, its not even implied that its coming in 2013.
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09 Nov 2012 18:55

My guess is Xbox they have barely any exclusives (like usual) where as all of Sony's studios are still hard at work on games for the PS3.
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10 Nov 2012 00:16

The 720 will come out before PS4, all signs point to that.
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10 Nov 2012 08:56

@CCFanboy
Or Microsoft aren't going to drag it out like Nintendo. They announced the thing in June 2011 and we still know very little.
They only started advertising a few weeks before the system launch. I don't see much hype about it anywhere. Sites have the console in house and there's not a lot about it. Is it out next week? Doesn't feel like it.

I think a strategy of unveil at E3 2013 and release in Nov 2013 would be much better. Not let your hype fizzle out.

It's apt that you have fanboy in your screen-name.
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10 Nov 2012 12:09

I can't wait for the 2015 fanboy wars

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10 Nov 2012 20:24

No matter when the other consoles come out, the fact of the matter is, I would be shocked if MS or Sony made either of their consoles THAT much more powerful than Wii U. Why? Because consoles aren't PCs, and they don't need to. I would hope Sony especially learned that they went and made the PS3 way too overpowered for this past gen, and honestly, I'm not sure a single developer, even Sony themselves, EVER actually tapped the full potential of the PS3's processors. So they needlessly made it more powerful (and thus more expensive) than it needed to be, costing them money and sales figures. The PS1 and PS2 sold like crazy, in part, because Sony kept the tech fairly cheap, and the consoles were never TOO expensive, usually being fairly affordable.

You would think, after the sluggish sales of the PS3 for the first couple of years, and the similarly slow-ish sales of the Vita, that they'd go with a more reasonable, affordable approach.

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