The ULTIMATE Console?

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  1. ponygals
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    ponygals GBAtemp Regular

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    Since a lot of the games, console or PC based are made on Discs and the future will likely be disc based games or downloadable games. Wouldn't it be cool if there was just 1 console that could play ALL console games?

    Playstation and Microsoft's XBox, Nintendo, etc Could still sell their games separately but you could play their games on this 1 single console.

    I wonder why this hasn't been done yet or do you think it may ever be done? What are your thoughts on it? Would you want a console like this? I know I would, I think it would be cool!
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo profits primarily from licensing. Having a single console would destroy their business model.

    Single console will also gives a single company absolute power over licensing. Only thing that comes from private monopoly is unfair pricing.

    What you are proposing is a terrible idea.
     
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    Why is it such a terrible idea? Each company would still sell their own games it would just go into one system.
     
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    For example: EA brings out Fifa for Xbox One, Ps4, and Wii U. The game sells for, lets say 60€. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony each take a little cut from that money, for every copy thats sold. Should there only be one console, then M, N & S would get a smaller cut, or the prices of the games would rise by half. Same goes for the console itself.

    That, and a lot of other reasons. But competition is a good thing. It thrives them to create unique consoles and games, in the hipe to sell the most consoles and games.
     
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    But the system's manufacturer would have absolute control over what games they allow on their platform, which developers are allowed to make games, and what kind of games they are required to make.
     
  6. Taleweaver

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    It already exists. It's called a PC. Perhaps you should look into that "emulating" thing people are talking about. :tpi:
     
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  7. B4rtj4h

    B4rtj4h Gaming addict #2 and some

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    Good luck emulating Wii U, PS3, Xbox360, PS4, XboxOne
     
  8. Kalker3

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    Give it some time, there's already a PS3 and a X360 emulator, all of those consoles will be inevitably emulated. In the meantime, we'll just play PSP games and PS2 games with better textures and resolutions. :tpi:
     
  9. B4rtj4h

    B4rtj4h Gaming addict #2 and some

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    Oh really? Give me a link to those please? Because there are none :bortz:.
    The only ones you will find are fakes that need some survey to get the Bios file...
    The only thing that comes close is this : https://github.com/DHrpcs3/rpcs3
    But as usual. It does not run commercial games because of the lack of performance.

    Only for PS2 you need a monster PC to emulate that correctly. Let alone have audio without issue's.
     
  10. Kalker3

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    RPCS3 already loads a bunch of games (only playable one is Arkedo tho), and Xenia managed to play Scrogger(is that how you spell it?), "give it some time" as I said. And it's not because of "lack of performance", it's because there's are numerous functions that haven't been added yet, like spurs, RSX and stuff.

    No, you don't need a monster PC to play PS2 games.

     
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  11. Bonny

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    I hope you enjoy your PSP and PS2 games from 200X. When will you play Wii U, PS4 and XboxOne? 2025? :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Kalker3

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    Nah, the Wii U will come a lot sooner than the PS4 and the Xbox One.
    As for the other two, who knows?

    It will happen, and when it does it will be better than the real thing.

    And yes, I'm enjoying my 201x PSP games.
     
  13. Bonny

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    True. But mine is already collecting dust. There are no games for it. :P

    Hope i'am still intrested in gaming then :unsure:

    Really? My PSPGo is also collecting dust. Intresting 201X PSP games? Please tell me :bow:
     
  14. Kalker3

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    The new Mario looked good IMO, DK also seemed fun.WII U HAS NO GAEMS!!1!

    You'll probably still be interested in gaming. I know I will. :P
    I want to play Catherine. :unsure:

    Well, there are a couple of games without a patch if you're interested ie. FF Type-0, SAO (shameless plug), Digimon etc.
    As for translated games, there's Corpse Party, Danganronpa (there's a English patch) and The 3rd Birthday (some people didn't like it, I did).
     
  15. Bonny

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    Got DK for Wii U 2 days ago, hate it. Controls are super lame/slow, worst than the Wii game from 2010. Thank for the PSP suggestions, some are new to me.
     
  16. Black-Ice

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    Anything with Pokemon and Final Fantasy on it is ultimate
     
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    I DISAGREE.
     
  18. Black-Ice

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    OBJECTION OVERRULED

    a big pokemon console game will come...soon.... ;--;
     
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  19. Gahars

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    We already have that. It's called-.


    Goddamn it, man.

    Anyway, this is a pretty bad idea on all fronts. It doesn't make financial sense for Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft to collaborate on one console, not to mention that the level of coordination required wouldn't be possible. Plus, as the old saying goes, too many cooks spoil the soup. Also, having multiple systems on the market is better for the customer as it fosters communication. The last thing the console market needs is a monopoly.
     
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