We’ve gotten a good ride out of this generation of consoles. While some may argue we’re just now hitting the stride for these systems, many (myself included) are looking ahead to what might be possible out of the next hardware offerings from the Big 3. We’ve seen what Nintendo proposes with the Wii U, as well as some murmurings about Xbox 720 specs. Folks are also talking more about when these systems, along with the PlayStation 4, might find their way to market (late 2012 for Wii U, and anytime between 2012-2015 for the other two). But do we really NEED a new system right now? Folks backing the Wii probably could do with an upgrade, but as I play Skyrim on my first generation Xbox 360, I am amazed at what can be pumped out of these systems (and on one disc, no less). It got me thinking:
Are you satisfied with the current generation of consoles (to the point that you’re not itching for the next generation just yet)?
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While I’m all about getting the newest toy, I have to say that there is so much I still need to do with my current one, that I don’t know if I’m ready for the next generation. And as Microsoft continues to add to the features of the existing system (Hello FiOS), I find myself looking less and less towards the future, and more at what I have in front of me. Will I grab a new console on day 1? Surely. Am I scouring the internet trying to gobble up details of these new systems right now? Nope. I’m content with what I have right now, and don’t mind waiting a little while for the next thing to come along.
What do you think? What system are you using, and are you ready to move on? Let us know in the comments below!
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