Neither Sony or Microsoft unveiled their next-gen machines at E3 this year, but disappointed gamers may not have to wait too long…
A couple analysts have predicted that either of the two game companies will release their new consoles before 2013 is over. In fact, maybe both will arrive.
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said in a note to investors that it's "more than likely" new consoles will be on store shelves by the end of next year. To echo those thoughts, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he expects both new machines to hit later next year, and both should "boast improvements to processing power, speed, and graphics." …not like we'd be shocked by that. It's kinda accepted that any new hardware will trump that of the existing hardware, yes?
As for what to expect, Sebastian believes the "most significant innovations" in the next generation will focus on the integration of fresh online features and "flexible revenue models," like the popular free-to-play setup and various digital microtransactions. Well, whatever we get, there's sure to be a ton of news and hype surrounding it.