Heyo! Everyone, we are about halfway through the eigth generation of gaming. This has been a time where we've have disappointments (id hate to say it, but, Wii U) and out of nowhere wonder hits (Shovel Knight, Undertale). But I'm mainly talkin about hardware folks. I'm curious to see what generation 9 in gaming will become. Here's why. - Nintendo's Next Console Is Coming Only 4.5 Years After The Previous One Granted, it is due to the less-than-braggable sales and expectations of the Wii U. That i think is fine. But it only scares me, as it makes me wonder if this console is being rushed out. - Sony/Microsoft Releasing Upgrades To Their Consoles These aren't just simple trimmed down consoles with bigger hard drives, but overall upgrades to the previous models like the N3DS. Its not bad, persay, but it leaves little to the imagination of what the PS5 and...uh, the Next Xbox (Nextbox?) can do. The xbox one is already basically just becoming a windows pc, and the initial draw to the xbox was tv sports call of duty when it waa announced. The PS4 is really just a super polished and sexy looking PS3 (not a bad thing) and i typically get games on ps4 for the graphics and story (kingdom hearts) but other than that, why buy it? - The VR Craze Is The Next 3D Movie Playstation has VR. Microsoft is rumored to get it. Theres Oculus and various others. Hell even phones have VR headsets. Sure, i havent played a game on one, and yes it can bring out alot of intuitiveness in things like horror. But is the average person really gonna slap on that everytime to play a game? I think its like when 3d movies cane out. We were all like "oh snap! I can touch that!" but now its honestly imo boring and uneeded. So whos to say VR will be here to stay? - Why Buy An Upgraded Console Versus An Upgradable PC? Thats self explainatory. To wrap up, in the 8th generation the Wii U and PSVita kinda bombed, indies are rockin everything, VR is all the rage, the Xbone is becoming less of a game console, and the PS4 doesnt really need an upgrade imo. If you upgrade a console with better specs, graphics, and add new features, shouldnt it be the next console in line? Does all this take away from expectations of the NX, PS5 and Nextbox? TAY. I want to know your opinions. If your a console gamer like myself, do you think that gen 9 will be good? Or are we just building onto gen 8? Side question, do steam boxes count as home consoles now?