After an impressive seven-year cycle (eight for the Xbox 360), both Sony and Microsoft will finally release new videogame consoles by the end of this year. Are you ready to upgrade? If so, will you side with the PS4 or the Xbox One? Vote in this week’s poll.
I suppose if you want to get technical about it, the new generation of consoles kicked off with the release of Nintendo’s Wii U this past November, but that has largely proven to be a non-event. Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s numerically-challenged Xbox One seem to have a lot more potential, both from a technological hardware perspective and in terms of promising software support.
I’ve admitted in this blog before that I’m not much of a gamer. I currently own about a half-dozen PS3 games, only one of which I’ve played to completion. I primarily bought the PS3 in the first place because it was the best Blu-ray player available at the time. Given that I’m only passively interested in the games, I’m not sure that either of the new consoles offers much that appeals to me as a home theater gearhead. Will the PS4 include 4k video support? I suppose that could be interesting, though I don’t expect to upgrade to an actual 4k display anytime soon. I think I’ll likely sit tight for a while and see how things develop.
What about you? Are you a hardcore gamer? Will you stay loyal to your favorite product line, or switch teams? Or perhaps do you want one of each?