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When I first joined this site what must be going on a couple years ago now... scratch that. When I first got my hands on a current gen console, the thought of it becoming outdated didn't even cross my mind. I'd say that even up to late last year it wasn't much of a concern to me. However, I've since upgraded from SD to 1080p and become more involved in a community in which the PC reigns supreme. If you follow me on twitter or here on the site you know what that is. In the past few months it has become painfully obvious to me that the current generation of consoles is falling woefully behind at a quick rate. That normally marks the end of the line for a console as its company's bread winner.
So it's no surprise that word has surfaced about both Sony and Microsoft beginning work on their new machines and Nintendo announcing, to decidedly poor reception, that their new console will launch next year. Before we move on to the new stuff though, it's worth a look back at the old stuff. I'm starting with the PS3 because I grew up playing the PS2 and I'm a Sony guy at heart, even if the PS3 never did wind up quite where I would have liked it to. In these blogs I will break down each system's Hardware, Software, and Online services, rate them and then apply an overall rating. Please keep in mind, these are my opinions though I am trying to be as impartial as possible.
We'll get started on the next page.
Hmm...while I don't disagree with any of the things you rated, you left off one of the most important aspects of a console's success, and that's the exclusive software. After all, that's what truly makes the experience different from the competition. And I think Sony has had an outstanding run in that department. You mentioned it in your summary, but I think it weighs much more heavily in the overall decision than you gave it credit for.
Yep, console developers(except PC developers, of course) need to stop focusing on upgrading their console so much and start planning little by little the next console. Then, they start concentrating on the next console.
*nods* Apt synopsis. Wonderful piece of hardware that has failed to reach it's potential due to the soft(and firm for that matter)ware package... and data handling.