But console gaming’s dead, right?

December 2nd, 2013 by Dan

All the harbingers and naysayers whining on and on that console gaming is fading into obscurity, take note.  The PS4 is officially the fastest selling console in the UK, EVER.

In the build up to the release of the next generation of consoles, it was stated by countless sources that with iOS and Android’s heavy presence in the gaming market, that the days of the traditional consoles are numbered.  The record was held previously unchallenged for eight years, by Sony’s very own PSP; which launched back in 2005 and sold over 185,000.  It’s only natural to assume that the previous console generation’s life cycle was too long and that the players were eagerly awaiting more powerful hardware to be ushered in.  Does this mean that the touted ‘ten year’ life of the Xbox One’s hugely exaggerated and we’ll be seeing more frequent refreshes of hardware released by Sony, MS and co?

One thing’s for sure, the next generation has landed and the market’s hungry.  Will we the new battle be fought over a VR battlefield, with Sony purportedly releasing a headset to go up against the Oculus Rift?  Do Microsoft and Nintendo have something up their sleeves, too?