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The sky is still falling, I guess.
 
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Well, sales tell us otherwise. They're pretty much alive.
 
I hope not, if developers move to mobile devices and can't deliver experiences like sony/nintendo/microsoft, then I'll just stop gaming.. i'm not willing to settle for an infinity blade game, flicking the screen and such... really? you can easily replace the guy for a dog and rename the game, scratch the doggie x_x
 
I dunno about that, +Humberto Adan. As long as there are gamers, there will be games on the PC, regardless of operating system. The higher resolution screens, and greater ease of control afforded by even the cheapest of keyboard and mice wins over awkward console controls almost all of the time. Plus if you're absolutely stuck on the console control style, it's not like there aren't a shitload of controllers for computers on the market.
 
After 15.05.12 (Diablo 3 Release date)
they will be... just kidding. :)
 
I wouldn't say dead, but definitely "morphing."

Look how different the xbox is now from when it started... There's almost as much "entertainment system" in it as there is game system if not more actually.
 
+Jay'den Williams If anything everyone but Nintendo is dead, since both their console and handhelds dominate the market and they make profit hand over fist.
 
We just need a brand new system to spark the interests of the masses and to reunite gamers worldwide. It's kinda hard to go "ooo" and "aaa" over 7 year old technology! You're making it hard for us to love you Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo!
 
I don't have enough time for my PS3, but I can spare 5 minutes for Words With Friends on my phone or CrimeCity on Google+. I want to kick my own ass for saying that.
 
where is the console that plays all 3 systems, it can be done I'm sure
 
Consoles are, slowly but surely, expanding their scope. I use my PS3 for watching Netflix and Blu-Ray discs just about as much as I use it for playing games. But there are many arenas that consoles have yet to conquer. Off the top of my head: music, web browsing (things like Gmail/FB/G+/Youtube), and free2play/casual gaming. I don't see any reason why the next generation of consoles can't, or shouldn't focus their efforts on these crucial future battlegrounds. But if they don't focus on these, they will eventually wither.
 
Two things I'm anxiously waiting: The next Unreal Tournament on Linux and Steam on Linux. Sure, wine works, but why go with an inferior API when there's native binaries available?
 
Not dead but We're currently in a transition where Our mobile phones and tablets are becoming the gaming consoles just because it's portable and new. PS3 and xbox should bring something new into the table...
 
I guess sarcasm doesn't come thru on the computer
 
well another reason why phones and tablets are taking over is because of cheaper games
 
I still play consoles so I know they aren't dead!
 
No where near, this country slow internet is no where near prepared for digital only, some places don't even have broadband. Consoles will be around until we actually make a real push to fiber optics.
 
+Ernest Marvin Esteban But my question is are they still consoles? I mean like original Nintendo. It was a box that served no other purpose really then playing games. When Xbox360 came out it had a few "entertainment" features but it was still primarily for playing games...

Most of the updates lately have been centered around new entertainment features. At what point does it stop being a game console and something else entirely?

Is a Google TV a game console? It's a box that sits on your TV and has on-live and other games.
 
Many major gaming companies like Dice are transforming their games to run better and faster on a computer. Yes, the minimum requirements are drastically high, but it is worth it in the end. PS3 systems don't provide fast enough CPU speed and the Xbox 360, and Wii don't have enough resources for a high end game to tap into. I guess we are going to have to wait for something like or related to the PS4 or Xbox 720. I don't know, Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo won't release any information on the subject...
 
no! I hate hw thought of digital only. Please dont kill it for gamers
 
Hey - remember all those years ago when we all stopped gaming on PCs? Yeah you know PCs - they're like dead and buried and stuff.
 
they need to revive the ps2 and make good games for it
 
Consoles Dead .. .. Just wait till the 720 comes out
 
i don't want to imagine a world without consoles....
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lets face it, consoles will never be dead.
 
Well, Modern Warfare 3 hit $1 billion in sales in 16 days. I think consoles are going to be OK for a while.
 
I can see sony & nintendo dying but not xbox. The only thing keeping nintendo afloat is their handheld sells. Microsoft's next system is going to blow everyone away and compete with the PC as far as tech is concerned.
 
There might be a day when the Consoles DIE .. .. And that would the day of APOCALYPSE #RealTalk
 
Nah, consoles aren't dead. Not yet. They're a cheaper alternative to PC gaming. When it gets to the point where gamers have the choice between building an $800 budget gaming PC and buying an $800 console that doesn't perform as well, you might see some decline. Even still, I don't think that consoles will go anywhere at that point because not everyone will want/know how to build a computer. But when it gets beyond that point, console gaming will be impractical. You can use a controller on a PC. You can hook up a PC to your TV. Also, you can do other things with your PC that consoles are really just now catching up to (streaming/efficient browsing/digital distribution/etc). In the end, though, this will come down to whether or not enough people are willing to buy them. If they are, then they won't go anywhere.
 
I'd much rather preorder a game from the publisher and have it ready to download on release day than have to drive to the store with my "proof of purchase" and stand in line longer than it would take to install and launch.

The major detractor is the upfront cost of building a gaming computer. It would have to be a stand-alone unit in most households to avoid memory clutter from the random searching my daughter does and I wouldn't want to clog the hard-drive with downloaded music even with cloud services. I don't think you could build a console with the required specs of a current game for less than $1,000. Sure you can build something that will work but even that is more than a new console.

Are Xbox, Playstation and Wii dead? Not by a long shot. They still serve as the main portal for casual gamers that want more than Angry Birds, CityVille, and MafiaWars have to offer but aren't "hardcore" enough to spend months in WoW or even get into subscription services like iRacing even though they are both better than the console counterparts.
 
Nah, consoles aren't dead. Not yet. They're a cheaper alternative to PC gaming. When it gets to the point where gamers have the choice between building an $800 budget gaming PC and buying an $800 console that doesn't perform as well, you might see some decline. Even still, I don't think that consoles will go anywhere at that point because not everyone will want/know how to build a computer. But when it gets beyond that point, console
 
Never really been a PC gamer. As long as there is a console available, and there are decent games I would rather play on a console any day
 
Console is a hardware that perform a game as well, not needed a harder settings like PC, not need a specification test..
 
Esperemos que no!!!!! aunque con el avance, tal vez, estoy de acuerdo con el comentario si miran los dispositivos moviles como lo ha hecho sony con Xperia paly
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NO, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!!!
Everybody's thinking that way because current gen consoles are coming to the end. Most people like to compare current mobile devices with X years old ps3, xbox360. It is just not fair. Although sony and microsoft all claim there are still potential, we all know they are trying to make more profits before they are "forced" to roll out the next gen consoles.
When ps4 or xbox 720 is released, nobody will think the same anymore. (Imagine those years when ps3 is debuted and compare it with mobile devices that time like nokia N90)
 
It would be nice to see more mobile games get a console version though. I would love to play Gun Bros, or something like it on a console. Obviously with more button interaction haha
 
No, no they are not. People will always buy consoles.
 
mine diied.when Sony got hacked.Fixed it.it's all good now. thank you japan for that cheap. blueray lens.....
 
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Cute...

Considering companies like Nintendo have been around since the 1800's, I am quite sure they have seen worse and better days!
 
Wait for the economy to pick up again. Who's going to buy? What money will the makers develop with?
 
Oh please not that again... they really need an audience don't they?
 
They will never be dead! Why would they be dead? MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE PLAY EACH CONSOL EVERY DAY!!!!! Every second, encluding as we speak, over 500,000 people are playing!
 
The term console as we know it maybe ending soon. We are already seeing it with iPhone's and iTunes. Rumors that Microsoft maybe doing the same type of download and cloud format, shows a change. The idea of having a console is going away since cloud technology can do things easier for those trying not to lose money to used games. Of course Nintendo will be the last to use this format but signs are pointing to newer way of gaming. So a console as we know it now will change the idea of having a box that holds connect us to those companies will never vanish. You could see Xbox 720 being more the size and look of an apple tv. Where Xbox market allows for renting and buying of games.

This maybe the future, but I personal want a hd to keep my stuff on since we may not always have Internet for one reason or another. So being able to turn on and play would be nice. 
 
Hahah Heck no. Games on the Android/Apple market are more for games to enjoy when you are bored but they arent full length games we enjoy. Handheld gmaing might be coming to an end in the future but a console experience cant be replaced by simple little games that we all play on our iphones or ipods :]
 
no, most console gamers can not build their own computer. So rather then use steam with an xbox controller on a self built pc. They will spend 600 dollars on a console for overpriced crappy games.

That, and there is no real fighters and stuff for desktop.
 
Every major game magazine falls back on this question when they have nothing to talk about. Shows they have no insight into why people choose interactive entertainment. Video games have been "dying" since their conception according to the so-called experts.
 
All consoles are dead to me. I use PC only. PC will never die.
 
as long as we still have gamers, consoles will never die. but avast a lot of people think the world is ganno be takien over by robots and say they dont tink so and tell us we should get active outside.
why are they telling us that now when tech stuff i just getting better with the kinect that scans u and can tell how many calories or pounds u have lost and things like that. the futre will be fill with robots doing so many things for us people money and other things we need wont be so up tight and people can just relax and have their pet robot do every thing for them and like the movie Wall-e, we all might becme fatties in outer space and never know earth existed. and guess wht earth will be over com with TRASH! so yes i say gamers will have to go sometime to prevent that from happening.
 
agreed devin. The Wii had a good run then after the first couple months or so it just ran itself into the ground.
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lets just wait until regular filp cell phones start getting old then we should start worrying
there will never be a time when all gaming icons will go out of style or when music just gets old and stupid. there should never HAVE to be a time like that. i am now going out of this descussion! i will be back when some one replies to me! and me only!
 
SEEMS like Nintendo is the only crying...PS and Xbox FACE TO FACE..double knockout....
 
No but IGN has been for quite some time.
 
Don't worry, they have more than 1 life.
 
consoles will never be dead because nthing will ever be dead unless the last person to have the memory about it forgets it. something will never be dead.
 
Totally! I love OnLive on my Transformer Prime =]
 
No, just dying out. Gaming journalism on the other hand..
 
mi Xbox 360 lo quiero con todo el alma nunca lo cambiare si es que lanza otra consola de Xbox jejejejejeje
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Er... no? Consoles are just getting into their stride.
 
Yes. The Tablets are taking over now.
 
Consoles will never die, but they will always be playing catch up to the superior PC. When a new console is released it is the best thing since sliced bread, but within a week the tech inside is OLD as new graphics cards/processors etc.. are been produced on a quick basis. This then gives advantage to the PC which can simply be opened up and old parts replaced, while the consoles have to sit and stew in the old parts until a newer console is released.
 
not at all i play xbox every day as do practically all my friends
 
Ironically, as new graphics cards come out (I remember the switch from IDE to PCI to AGP to XPCI) you need new motherboards and new processors. If any console becomes smart enough to either swap out components, or make new configurations each year...Xbox 2.0 <2.0 ghz processor>, Xbox 2.2 <2.2 ghz processor>, etc.

Nintendo did something sort of like this with the N64, where you could buy the addition that would up the graphics...we'd need to see that on a much larger scale for consoles to overtake the computer.
 
Pretty soon they would be out. Mobile and gesture based gaming are the new cool.
 
they'll just keep innovating... even though some gigantic leaps in gaming tech (such as the wii remote control) are gonna take years...
 
i think the consoles are dying its all going to go to computers do to better graphics or tablets such as ipads
 
Never! I use my xbox more than my cable box!
 
Consoles are nice but I am a PC gamer, if this was true which I am sure its not. Bring back Dedicated Servers and let the community police their own servers not some Corporate Ass Holes
 
The traditional concept of a 'game console' may be dead, but not the actual item itself. That's because they've become more than just a 'game console'. If I had web browsing and e-mail on my Xbox, my laptop would probably start gathering dust.
If 'game consoles' continue to evolve into 'multi-media centers', they'll never die.
 
Nope. Traditional Gaming will always reign supreme. Nothing will change that
 
No, consoles are not dead. Mobile devices have at least 2 years before they are where last generation's consoles were and today's consoles are already 7 years behind the curve. What things like the iPad may do in the future is force Microsoft and Sony to stop thinking of their consoles as proprietary game playing machines and make them more universal appliances. Also, it will hopefully get them to release cheaper boxes more often with perfect backwards compatibility to ensure their lead.
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Consoles RIP, long live the PC!
 
I PLAY XBOX every day and yes they are becoming outdated because there proccessing and graphics systems are from seven years ago so i think they need an update. i also think they would sell more if they lower the price
 
the only reason why apple's gaming market is successful is because the iphone was successful with or without gaming apps. gamers aren't out to purchase smartphones to replace their console, they are buying them for the simple fact that it's a computer in your pocket! of course angry birds will out sell a minorty market like call of duty, as non gamers or 'non-console hobbyists' own smartphones too and these games are mostly risen out of the hype of top ten impulse buying. console gamers are hobbyists first, consumers second and there is always a market for a well established hobby. also, nintendo's wii-u risk is laughable now but guess what will certainly over sell the out-dated console of yester-year? build it, and the developers will come! [especially if it's the only field of dreams in walking distance.]
 
The "Console" will never truly die. It will simply evolve.
 
I don't think consoles will ever die. In my opinion, I'd way rather play a console game like Zelda than a game on a phone.
 
My DS still works, and i had it for almost 6 years
 
Take a lesson from Steam; it has to be too convenient NOT to use. That's the iPad's greatest competitive advantage. It just does it. I love that about Steam - I want to download the old XCOM games even though I have no clue how to run an emulator? No problem - it sets it all up for me. The closer you get to "one-click -> go!" interactivity, the better you're hitting this metric.
 
I don't think consoles are dead! But they need to be better than tablets... How do they differentiate or join in the mobile gaming platform?
 
neverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
I will always always always be a console gamer. Say what you will about power and graphics, but I find games much more enjoyable when playing on a machine that is designed from the ground up to play games, and no matter what kind of computer you have, even if it too is designed from the ground up for gaming, I just don't see why you would use that over a console.
 
In short a console is something that gives you the ability to interact with a game and is, by the most part, stationary in which you interact using a controller or some kind of device.

The definition is changing. A console today maybe the next Google Nexus phone that I simply just snap into my TV and use my Bluetooth controller or maybe the ipad 3 or PlayStation Vita 2.

Just around the corner the term console is going to be a gray area and the word platform will more profound.
 
This day in age as far as I am concerned Sony is nothing but a middle man, a publisher. Sure they develop things sometimes but please, let someone else deal with the hardware, someone else deal with the OS, and the people who develop apps/games no longer need such a company to dictate what they can/can't do and take a cut of their money now that we have app stores and the internet around. There are way too many people/companies in the world for us to be having an individual system for everything.
 
nintendo is but xbox and ps3 are awesome
 
To be replaced by what? Tablets? Try playing Battlefield on an iPad.
 
+Christian Yarnall I use PC's over consoles due to the fact that I can upgrade it to meet the tomorrows gaming market without forking over another 500 dollars or, case in point, waiting for another generation of consoles. However, defending the PC isn't saying the console market is dead... on the contrary.
 
OK give me Little Big Planet, Uncharted, God of War, Red Dead Redemption.. etc.... on PC and I think about it
Rami S.
 
with mobile games topping out at 5 bucks, Id say so. HD mirroring to a big TV screen, bluetooth controller and you have a console right there. one that doesnt take space, get dusty, or cost $60 to get a new game for.... But mobile games need some ways to go still. Which is why I prefer MW3 on ps3 over MC3 on android.
 
The PC has yet to provide a seamless transition to the home-theatre, whereas the consoles bridge the gap very nicely. Once the PC can replace the "change input on TV > grab hand-held controller and go to town," then I can see console's going the way of the DoDo.
 
Ha - what a ludicrous statement - I would never again waste another dime on PC gaming. While I play games on my console my friends and family are able to hang out playing the part of backseat driver while I sit, comfortably, on my couch with a wireless controller watching my large HDTV. We are all, players and viewers alike, enveloped in 5.1 audio pumping from my home theatre system. Say nothing of the very important fact that in the last 7 years I have spent a measly $400 on hardware... Way to troll IGN.
 
+Chris Esterline for those that are intelligent enough, you can mirror or extend a pc/mac/linux desktop to the HDTV and play just the same. I have an XBox usb controller that works well so there's no difference really.
Tu Fop
 
You paid $400 for a large HDTV? Cool!
 
Console fps lack the control to be on par with pc gaming. They tried cross platform matches and the pc gamers smashed the console gamers.
 
i think the next games consoles, will be power smartphones the are able to transform the image wireless-ly (DLNA for example) to your 55" UltraHD display, & the ability to play with friends over bluetooth, wifi & internet, & using your device as a controller..
<<< went so far :P
 
+Kevin Boutin - cool stuff, but, the whole reason I game on a console is because I don't have to worry about such creative non-standard solutions, integration points, cheaters, new hardware, blah, blah, blah... Sure, mouse and keyboard make for more fluid movement. However, the fact that every xbox game is using the same basic controller equalizes the field. Same controller / hardware means when player A wins, he or she does so based on skill and not how much money and/or time they have to pour into their PC setup.
 
Ya sure more ppl play free games on phones or social sites then consoles but that's cuz they are easy, short and don't require much skill. Consoles won't die because true Gamers enjoy sitting back in a comfortable spot and playing a more complex game that you can engage yourself with for hours without getting bored, which is what the PS3 and Xbox360 is all about.
I feel like Xbox is trying to appeal to customers with the whole wireless idea with the knect voice.
 
+Tu Fop I assume you were directing your snide remark at me. My home theatre predates my console. I added my console to my home theatre. My console doesn't upgrade my television.
 
nintendo died a while ago but i guess its ok
 
LoL at the guy who said PC gaming is dead. It's way, way bigger then console gaming.
 
To me they are, I switched to PC almost two years ago after playing consoles since the SNES. I got rid of my Wii, Xbox red ringed too many times that I don't care to get it fixed only game that I want to play on it is Forza and my PS3 I use out as a Blu-Ray player and Netflix but I can do that on my PC since I have it hooked up to my TV as well as 2 monitors, used to be three. Anything that consoles can do so can my PC and then some.
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Although I have played plenty of console games over the years, I am and will always be a PC gamer. Frankly, I'm sick of playing games that are obviously dumbed down to be console compatible. Give me a mouse and a keyboard over a console controller any day of the week. And apparently some folks don't realize you can play your PC games on your big screen TV. HTPCs are the thing of the future imo.
 
+James Furniss I already have a PC in my living room to watch movies on my TV.

Its really not that far of a leap for most people.
Jim Mc
 
pc in living room and no cable since october 2011. all i need.
+Scott Clarke whats online? (sarcasm)
 
wtf no they arent..."lol;)XBOX 360 KINECT ALL DAY BUDDY..."=)
 
+Anthony Hill - You already CAN hook a PC up to a big screen TV and use a controller. You can even use an Xbox360 controller. Trust me, anything a console can do, a PC can do better and with more variety. The sole exception is side-by-side multiplayer, but some games can even do that, too.
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LONG LIVE PC GAMING!
 
who agrees that PC playeris more accurate than a console player, even the best console player on BF3 is less accurate than a ok PC player, this has been show in their testing with both console and pc players on one server, and when pc was almost always better they made both console and pc play on separate servers
 
Personally I think It's all about Xbox 360, but the PS3 with free online is very enticing! not to mention Blu-Ray. As for Nintendo I think Super Smash Bros Brawl is the only game keeping the Wii alive. most people I know who have a Wii just use it for Netflix :P
 
I use mine as a dust collector and have done since i completed the first zelda on it. I dont think consoles are quite dead yet though. I am certain they have at least one last hurrah under the hood.
 
consoles are pc's with all the limitations of an imac!
 
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they are not dead, and PS3 all the way
 
No way if consoles are dead then us gamers with bring them back!!!
 
Good to see consoles getting love on G+. Cellphones won't allow you to play Skyrim for 5-6 hrs at a time bc the battery won't last that long. Can't engage in some fierce multiplayer on battlefield 3 or MW3 bc phones arent powerful enough. No voice chat , inaccurate controls and lack of local multiplayer are more reasons why cell phones won't prevail.

The argument ppl are trying to make is stupid . It's like saying TVs will be obsolete since you can watch movies on your phone. Or that computers will be dead bc cell phones have internet and can run programs . Cell phones have a long way to go.
 
i find the on screen controls extremely lacking for most kinds of game play on the phone. the touch screens just arent accurate or responsive enough.
 
No to Phones
Wii seems limited
Not really tried other consoles
PC seems to have such great control
 
hell no, aint nuthin dead yet :)
 
Not even close. Wristwatch games also did not kill the consoles.
 
Although my 360 is dead. Again. Red ring of death #2. Are PS3 trouble free?
 
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo and never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Consoles aren't dead. They are easy to setup and play. The average consumer is too stupid to maintain a working pc/mac for gaming. On top of the fact when a new game comes out, it's good to go for a console. A pc would require a video driver update etc. to run the game as it should. Some can handle it, most can't. Now if the ”steambox” becomes a reality, that could change things abit
 
^ Im with you on the Pc gaming is alive but, consoles arnt dead! Not yet at least! And I love Steam! Use it every day! And no, im not a geek or nerd! Im just bored! XD
 
Where did that come from? If anything is dying its PC gaming which is a shame
 
I've yet to read this article but I do think the traditional console is dead.
 
Consoles are already dead. What I have is a great entertainment system where I play awesome videogames, watch Netflix, Blu rays, chat with my friends, etc. for $249. I do all this in a big HD TV and with buttons and a comfortable controller. Can a stupid iPad or mobile phone give me this experience? NO! And even if it did then it would be a portable console wouldn't it? Then no. Consoles will never die. Now, STOP WITH THE STUPIDITY! If you want to go play fucking angry birds while you take a shit then go ahead and do it but don't compare those games for casual people who had never played a video game in their lives to awesome games like Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted, Battlefield 3, etc etc. A PHONE OR TABLET WILL NEVER PROVIDE THIS experience, and when/if they do, I'll have my PS5 or a super awesome PC with games and graphics LIGHT YEARS BEYOND what a stupid mobile device can do. Mobile game developers get a boner because of Infinity Blade? You mean that stupid, repetitive, single setting game that all you do is swipe the screen like a moron? HAHAHAHA PLEASE FUCK OFF!
 
which of them are not dead???they do their best then...finish their life.two days later new one...then new one...they're updating all the time.if u want to update yourself with them you will loose all your money.
 
Only one HUGE problem with the article... the iPad is a console. What has always seperated consoles from computers since the introduction of the NES is that a computer can install and run and and all code that the user chooses to use. A console on the other hand has DRM baked into the system and is limited by the hardware maker as to what it can and cannot run/do.
The iPad is just the newest generation of console like the Gameboy, PSP, ect... Its entire design is limited to what the developer of the hardware tells you/the hardware what you allowed to do and not allowed to do. While you can jailbreak the iPad, it's not always easy and it keeps getting harder. The same can also be said of modded a console. And like modding a console is illegal, Apple has been fighting tooth and nail to make it illegal to jailbreak their devices (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/feds-ok-iphone-jailbreaking/) and they are still pushing to remake it illegal to jailbreak any iOS device under DMCA laws.
So as long as people continue to by devices that are crippled by the maker, then consoles will still be around. They are just taking on new shapes and are trying to avoid the image of a console being only for games (which the PS2 and beyond have shown they can do more then just games).
 
No, and no. By the By, ipad isn't a console due to the fact that it doesn't have real games
 
my bro has play stat 3 and hes always on it so they arnt dead
 
they r not dead b/c playstations r not even alive so how r they dead
 
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!toobad you lose.
 
i don't know about you guys, but I'm just gonna keep enjoying playing the mass effect series, and FIFA on my xbox. Also looking forward to max payne 3
Mr YB
 
Love my PS3. Blue-ray, optical out for surround sound, HDMI. Great for watching videos, listening to music AND awesome for games :D

hassle free gaming..
Mr YB
 
I can sit back in my lounge or recliner and play games on my PS3 on a big screen with surround sound. Things are not so cosy with my PC (-;
 
+Mr YB They are with mine. Gamepads work just as great on Windows as on a console
 
I read the article and yeah its pretty bad, but I love the topic. I think you need to look at what really is a console. What is a console doing that's so unique now compared to last gen?
 
i dont think because mine r just fine
 
I agree with John-Michael Kurtz, consoles are not dead. I love my PS3 and still play my Wii. I mean are PC's dead because people buy console games? No.

I think we are just at a strange point in console lifecycles and the economy. By now we should have all seen a refresh on the major consoles but only one seems to be coming out soon, the Wii U.

Seems like the PS3 and Xbox 360 have some life left in them yet, but that doesn't mean PC's don't beat them for visuals or certain Indie games. Plus, with mobile gaming going on phones stuff is changing.

Its all good, its just different. Does that mean consoles are dead? Well the numbers say no, in 10 years will we be doing something differently? Sure.
 
i´m glad that game-talkers have no idea that tax-based losses not necessarily mean that someone may lose money for real...
game consoles are more alive than ever.
 
I think the correct title should be "Game Consoles are Evolving" since consoles now do much more than play games. These are just titles that IGN loves to use :P Mobile gaming can never replace console gaming at least not in its current form, its like saying a Snickers bar can replace an actual meal full time!
 
+Fabien Poitras I'm 99% sure that the next Xbox will come out in 2014 (unless Microsoft wants tu rush it out again out of being afraid of Sony) and the PS4 in 2015. Xbox's best year was 2011; It's downfall from here on. This year the PS3 will outsell the Xbox in the US and in 2013 PS3 will surpass all consoles worlwide. Mark my words.
 
lol this is so funny, WHEN the next gen consoles come up we'll see lol
 
All consoles will die. but Xbox will just keep developing.
 
Wii's dead for sure. But theres a hell lot of children with no Xboxes or PS3s....
 
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo exept for the wii ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
nintendos and xbox are awesome but playstation sucks
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