How enthusiastic are you really in buying yet ANOTHER next-gen console? be it PS3, Xbox360, or Revolution?
Ive been gaming for over 30 years and this is the first time in my life that Im not very interested in what the next generation of home consoles might bring. Im sure the graphics will look better (but how much better) and to me the most interesting aspect will be the advanced AL that these new systems will offer but other than that Im not convinced that I need to upgrade from my current PS2 and Xbox.
I have always looked forward to what the next-gen of systems might offer mostly because there were always large jumps in the graphics department enough so that no matter how much you may have loved your NES you knew the Genesis or Super nes was a must buy in order to be a happy gamer.
I think the old pattern of newer is always better may no longer apply (at least to a certain extent) for the simple fact that so much can be done to manipulate any of todays systems and make then perform tasks that were thought impossible when they were first introduced of course this is nothing new just look at what some of the best 3rd party publishers were able to accomplish at the end of many a game systems life i.e. the SuperNES.
I just believe this to be even more true of todays systems with any of the current 3 be it PS2, Xbox or Gamecube.
So what that means is that we may not see the true potential of any of these systems long after (if ever) the release of PS3 or Xbox2.
Of course it all depends on us THE GAMERS to decide how long a system lives and when it "dies".
The majority of us suffered through the premature killing of the Dreamcast and all the potential that it possessed.