Many gamers don't want one universal video game console. But at least one veteran designer thinks it's a good idea.
In speaking to News.com.au , Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada said the possibilities would be "endless" if the Big Three joined forces.
"I think it would be interesting if Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo got together just to make one console. It makes me very happy to think about all the possibilities that could occur because of that."
Also, due to the rise of mobile gaming, Harada says Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are no longer in the driver's seat, in that they can't dictate a gamer's play habits. Harada says that because there are more gaming platforms these days, fans can get their fix in a number of different places.
"For a long time, the game industry has been able to control the way people play games. There was a platform that people used solely for their gaming needs, and the industry had control of the trends and such that occurred. [But now] people are able to not be tied down by consoles, and it doesn’t stop with phones; we have browser gaming and all these different platforms."
So what do you think? One console for everyone? Maybe it would be for the best; it would make things infinitely easier for developers, and consumers wouldn't always be facing decisions, and then trying to jam multiple systems into their entertainment center. It'd probably be simpler the whole way 'round…but it's tough letting old traditions die.