Putting more PC technology into consoles solely means that console manufacturers are making PC technology available to the casual gamer. It is genius really. Taking the best aspects that make a PC what it is and incorporating it into a console in a cost-effective way.
It's the formula for success as seen with smartphones. However as to why PC users would consider it a problem is beyond me. The technology in PCs far exceeds that of even the consoles about to embark on the market. Also there are games that I would much rather play on my PC than a console, such as; The Crysis series and Mass Effect as well as ANY strategy (Turn-based or Real time) game going such as; The Total War Series or Civilization series and even Football Manager.
The Console IS indeed becoming more and more like a PC however the PC will ALWAYS be ahead in technology and reliability. That is of course until the mainstream gamer decides they want to pay £1.6k for a next-gen console #Nevergonnahappen
The difference between Consoles and a PC is you don't need to upgrade it for a year or so, and a year or so down the track, the money you spent upgrading your pc to keep it up to date, you could have used to buy the latest console. Thats not to mention the problems you get with PCs crashing/virus/spyware having to update each driver all the time.
Gaming is evolving into a single platform ?? In future I hope to see Sony PlayPC and Microsoft PCX instead of Playstation and xbox... Just kidding.
In other words, consoles will become obsolete in the near future, since WE ALREADY HAVE COMUTERS!!
Except that, with regular computers, we'll stay miles ahead of consoles simply because we can upgrade any part we want, whenever we want...
PC will always be a step ahead no matter what tech they cram into a console. Until they allow consumers to upgrade the hardware of a console, PC will always be better
Gee, he noticed already?
Excuse me for playing the master race card, but ... the innovations coming to consoles actually ARE the exact things we've had on PC's since 2007 or so. Live streaming on XFire, then justin.tv (or a number of others), online digital distribution systems (e.g. steam), large social networks with voice capabilities (Skype), and of course game installation has always been standard on the PC, we've always used Intel x86.
Of course it goes even further than that. The XBox One is running Windows NT on x86. It's the exact same kernel we for Windows gaming. And apparently, PlayStation 4's OS is based on FreeBSD which is a very stable and secure UNIX-like free operating system for the PC.
Turns out the console players wanted a PC all along... how curious! :p
@vatorus Youre a real turd vatorus.