It seems industry insiders say we shouldn't expect new consoles from Sony or Microsoft until 2014. And you know what? It seems gamers are just fine with that.
In our recent poll, the vast majority said they're more than willing to wait at least until 2013 or 2014, and many even said they're good for another 5 years. The bottom line is that new hardware is expensive, it has taken some time for Sony to become profitable, and developers can continue to get a lot out of the current hardware. Given the quality and diversity of the software that continues to arrive on a frequent basis, we're not surprised with the result. Besides, given some remaining economic instability, not that many are all that prepared for another generation. Higher prices the whole way around…? Now? Nah, we're good with what we have, and we can't wait for games like Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and – dare we say it? – Final Fantasy Versus XIII .
Now, to the topic that is occupying the entire gaming world: the ongoing PSN outage. The question is, how badly has this affected you? Are you one of those people who primarily play online, and spend a lot of time downloading movies and indulging in Qriocity, etc.? Or do you just revel in single-player experiences while rarely signing into the PSN? Somewhere in between? Let us know. It might help gauge the overall reaction to Sony when the Network comes back.