Let's talk about the next-gen consoles

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by JN_big3, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
  3. Depends

    3 vote(s)
  1. JN_big3

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    OK, so we all know that gaming consoles only has a life-span of 5 years. Last November, Wii turned 5 years old. Also the PS3 is 5 years old. The XBOX 360 turns 6 years old this year. So let me ask you a question, Are you willing to buy the next-gen consoles to replace your Wii, PS3 and XBOX 360??

    According to Nintendo, the new Wii, the Wii U; will be released on April-December 2012. In the XBOX 360, many rumors are spreading if the new XBOX will be released in 2012 or 2013. In the PS4, I have NO IDEA about this.

    I've got 2 Wiis right now. One is white and the other is black. I've been planning to sell both of them because I want to buy the XBOX 360 KINECT which is far more better than Wii. But I've been also thinking is it smart for me to buy the XBOX 360 KINECT or wait for it's next-gen?? I also want to sell my 2 Wiis because the Wii U will be coming by 2012 and I don't want my Wii to be outdated or something like that. Also It makes me think of the games you can play on the Wii and not in the XBOX like for example, Mario and Zelda games are one of the best games you could ever play around the World. I'll think about it if I'll sell the Wiis and buy a XBOX 360 or no.

    For me it would be dumb if you would sell your loved console and start again. It's just a waste of time and money. But if you are rich and would like to brag about the next-gen consoles, then go ahead.

    It's time for you people to answer at my Poll

  2. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

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    Yes. As an avid gamer, I prefer to stay with what's good and populated. I love multiplayer gaming, and playing a dead game on a dead console doesn't work out very well. So when the new console comes out? I'm buying it. May not be at launch, but for sure getting it.

    The Wii U looks interesting, to say the least. I'm still on the fence about it, though. I mean, a tablet as the controller? The Wii lived off its motion controls. Makes you wonder how the Wii U will work out.

    As for the PS4(or whatever) and the next-gen Xbox? I'm hoping they stay away for AT LEAST another full year and a half. Why? Well... The 360 and PS3 aren't exactly dead, yet. I honestly feel that they don't need to be replaced by anything. Let alone their successors. So, keep them around for a while.

    You want to sell your Wiis because you want the Kinect? Okay, well act on that now. Don't wait around for the Next-Gen version. Again, we may not be seeing it for a while. We will find out this upcoming year, won't we? The Wii U does come out next year, and I too want to snag it up. Not because of fear of the Wii being outdated. That doesn't work for me. The Wii still has its Homebrew. Also, if you have the pre "slim" versions, you still have backwards compatibility. You know? Gamecube games, and what not. That's all me though.

    As for 'starting over'? I've done it multiple times. Not afraid to do it again. I feel that I am not the only one, either.
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  3. horofrof

    horofrof Member

    Aug 3, 2011
    How much? :) I'm in Manila right now.
  4. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    1. Probably.
    2. 2013
    3. Not a fan of the Wii. I do however like some of the Wii exclusives. So Xbox 360.
  5. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
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    Shouldnt this be on general consoles thingy?
    Anyway, I NEVER sell a console to buy the new version, I simply keep the old version and buy the new one.. It's kinda sad selling a console you spent so much time with, I'd never be able to part with mine.
  6. JN_big3

    JN_big3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2011
  7. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    If I could get a chunk of cash that would take a significant amount off of what I'd need to spend to buy a next-gen console, I'd definitely do it.
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