Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON
Another historical point to consider is how the weaker system always seems to do the best that gen. (ps1, ps2, wii) I still remember the crap I took for pointing that out before the wii launched, I was roasted alive...
Depends....weaker system? The PS1 sold because Sony really did their homework and looked to the future of gaming (Polygon, not sprite based games). Microsoft did this same thing with the 360...build quality issues aside they spent more time with the software developers and said "what do you need from us", and by and large they listened. Good games with a solid SDK, this is where Sony really stumbled with the PS3.....aside from being rushed to market.
Wii was a once in a lifetime thing...motion controls! And like the Gamecube, it sold fast, peaked, and died young. One thing you can say about Nintendo's modern systems, they sell like hotcakes the first few years...but in the end you're left with a system with maybe 10-20 must-have games, tops.
I predict the next xbox will be a success because Microsoft as a company is slowly becoming a dinosaur...its phones are eh, its software has competition, OS's alone can't keep it afloat....I think they will pay more attention to the hardware, or they'd die by "pulling a Sony"; promising a spaceship, delivering a really fast Jet. If they do that, Microsoft loses its #1 next gen status.
For Sony, I think the Vita dies a nasty death and then Sony decides to either get out of the game or go back to the drawing board and create a system that can truly compete with and/or dominate Microsoft. Technically, the way these circles of success work, this next round is Sony's to win, IF they do their homework and learn from their mistakes.
I'd love for someone from Sony to stand up and go "Look, we know we screwed up with the PS3..too much pushing BluRay, not enough game system that was easy to use and deliver good games for, too much crazy plumbing under the hood". But you know.....Sony has been losing marketshare in everything, to the Koreans.
Maybe the next ubersystem...is going to come from Samsung.