Xbox One and a half

As if Xbox going from _ to 360 and then to One wasn’t mad enough, now we’re heading for a mid-cycle refresh of both Xbox and Playstation.

So, Xbox 1 1/2 and PS4.5 – Seems about right that the Americans are sticking to imperial and the Japanese are staunchly in favour of metric.

the Americans are sticking to imperial and the Japanese are staunchly in favour of metric

We all loved the Xbox360. It was perhaps the pinnacle of console gaming and it did have a hugely long lifespan. Maybe too long, as by the end we were clamouring for something more powerful. 360 had given us a taste of modern gaming (GTA V, Skyrim) but once we’d had a little morsel of that sweet, sweet gaming pie, we just wanted more.

We got the horrific Xbox One and the underwhelming PS4 and now our disappointment will cost us another £350 as we fork out for biennial updates that may become the standard.

our disappointment will cost us another £350 as we fork out for biennial updates

Is this good…? Is this bad…? I say it’s a horses for courses thing. As long as the console you play on doesn’t limit which games you can play (maybe just lower quality or frame rate on the older systems) then I don’t see too much of an issue. If you have the cash and care enough, upgrade more regularly, if not, wait for the next big one.

We have come to accept replacing our phones every two years, maybe consoles will follow. Although I’m not sure the same cost spreading will be available for consoles as it is with phone contracts, but again, maybe this is something we’ll see going forwards.

Si

MD, Editor in Chief, Editor etc etc etc of idiotgamer.co.uk Enjoys, RPGs, PES and being crap at shooters.

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