At What Point Does Next Gen Become Current Gen?
A few days ago, while discussing platforms for upcoming review titles (am I allowed to discuss this?) over at the eGamer HQ, we got into what you might call a passionate discussion regarding whether or not we are actually in the next generation of gaming right now.
My argument fell on the side of, “No, we’re not there just yet because right now, the overwhelming majority of gamers still own Xbox 360s and PS3s so why should we cater only to the fraction who now own Xbox Ones and PS4s?” The other side of the argument, obviously was, “The next-gen consoles are out and available, and we have games available for them, therefore it is now the current generation for that reason, regardless of how many early adopters there are.”
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And so the idea for a brand new question of the day article was formed. After all, when both sides have good points on the internet, there are typically two options available: You either
concede a shared victory argue until you’re blue in the face, or you take it to a larger audience.
So. Option 2.
What do you think? Are we still considering Xbox 360s and PS3s to be current gen, or have the Xbox Ones and PS4s taken over, despite their much lower user numbers? Let us know in the comments.