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Do you guys think people will be sticking to gaming consoles in future?

When it comes to Nintendo, there was a lot of talk about Nintendo possibly planning to leave the hardware scene before the Switch’s release, but with the huge success of the Switch, that seems very unlikely anytime soon. The Switch will most likely live on for up to six or seven years and will get several new models over the years, but what’ll happen in ten years—or fifteen years—or thirty years? Will Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft eventually make the move to PC? You can already play any Xbox One game on your computer with Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere service available for Windows 10, so it’s only a matter of time before Sony and, eventually, Nintendo will do the same… right? Every PlayStation and Xbox game, aside from exclusives, are available on PC anyway.

Perhaps, in the future, every new and old game will be on Steam. Or maybe Nintendo and Sony, or even other companies, will create their own video game distribution platforms. Maybe Nintendo could have their own platform on Windows and Mac that would be similar to Steam and would allow you to play old and new Nintendo games.

Judging from the sales and fanbases for each console, consoles don’t exactly seem to be a dying technology, so this reality would have to be very far off, but, perhaps, in the future, instead of a PlayStation 5 and an Xbox Two, the PC market would be the only market left in gaming.

What do you think?

techy99 Contributor - Level 1 2019-09-09

2019-09-09

Do you guys think people will be sticking to gaming consoles in future?

When it comes to Nintendo, there was a lot of talk about Nintendo possibly planning to leave the hardware scene before the Switch’s release, but with the huge success of the Switch, that seems very unlikely anytime soon. The Switch will most likely live on for up to six or seven years and will get several new models over the years, but what’ll happen in ten years—or fifteen years—or thirty years? Will Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft eventually make the move to PC? You can already play any Xbox One game on your computer with Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere service available for Windows 10, so it’s only a matter of time before Sony and, eventually, Nintendo will do the same… right? Every PlayStation and Xbox game, aside from exclusives, are available on PC anyway.

Perhaps, in the future, every new and old game will be on Steam. Or maybe Nintendo and Sony, or even other companies, will create their own video game distribution platforms. Maybe Nintendo could have their own platform on Windows and Mac that would be similar to Steam and would allow you to play old and new Nintendo games.

Judging from the sales and fanbases for each console, consoles don’t exactly seem to be a dying technology, so this reality would have to be very far off, but, perhaps, in the future, instead of a PlayStation 5 and an Xbox Two, the PC market would be the only market left in gaming.

What do you think?

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