When will the next Xbox and PlayStation come out?
Despite recent reports suggesting that the next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony might not release until 2014, flydrs firmly believes the next Xbox and PlayStation will be in gamers hands by this time in 2013.
Even though there have been production concerns with the AMD chip called Oban that the new Xbox, codenamed Kryptos, is set to use, waiting until 2014 would allow the Nintendo Wii U to become fully engrained with consumers. Likewise for Sony and the PS4, nicknamed Orbis and / or Thebes, releasing their next console in 2013 is the right move if the company wants to keep pace with Microsoft and not allow the Wii U to capture an even greater portion of their audience.
To be sure, the Wii U is a next-generation console with old-gen technology, to a certain degree. While the system sports HD graphics, a stronger product library, and innovative controls, it’s very likely that the new systems from Sony and Microsoft will outperform it, making it important that Nintendo got the early jump on the competition. To allow Nintendo possibly 2 years before releasing a rival system could prove dangerous and is a risky proposition for Microsoft and Sony. Furthermore, fans of current systems could be clamoring for new technology right now, as video game sales have declined significantly. Unveiling the new consoles at E3 2013 and a Holiday 2013 launch is the most likely situation for both the new Xbox and PlayStation.
Are you excited for the next systems from Microsoft and Sony, or have you already taken the plunge and gotten a new Wii U? Will you still consider picking up an Xbox 720 or PS4, if that’s the case? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Robert Birmingham is Editor-in-chief at flydrs.com.