I'm very curious about the "next-generation" hardware. I noticed that in the past when gamers took a leap to a new console things were much more significant. I remember just being in awe after putting my Sega Genesis down after getting my first taste of the Playstation. Hell, even the Playstation 2 was great(DVD FTW). And then even the transition from the Xbox to the Xbox 360.
But is hardware becoming that much more expensive for the consumer console market? I was reading an article which is under the "What's Hot" section of the Gamespot website. Xbox World is going to reveal next-gen details about the new Xbox in their next issue:
The magazine's editor reportedly told the site that the next-generation Xbox will most likely be called "Xbox" instead of "Xbox 720", and will ship with 8GB of RAM and a quad-core processor.
Other details about the new console that will reportedly be revealed by Xbox World include Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray discs, directional audio, a TV output and input, an "innovative" controller, and the possibility of augmented-reality (AR) glasses to be used at a later stage in the new console's life.
Who knows what kind of technology they're using or even if the new Xbox is sporting a quad-core processor. Is hardware going to be underwhelming for the console market requiring developers to be more familiar with the tricks of the trade? With the Wii U launching that seems like the case, and this little "tidbit" about Microsoft's new console seems lackluster. And who knows what's in store for the next Sony console. :?
Affordability over power? Let's debate. :)