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10 Reasons The Next Console Generation Is A Huge Disappoinment

Is there really that much in the box that's worth the term "next gen", or all that money?

The next (or now, current) generation of gaming began in November 2012 with the release of Nintendo's Wii U, though for most gamers it didn't properly kick off until the Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 hit shelves in November of last year. In the build up to each release and ever since, consumers have had all three companies trying to woo them with an array of apparently innovative features and promising new video games. 6 months on from all three consoles being available, though, have the Big Three really delivered all that much? We all couldn't help but be excited to get our hands on a shiny new next-gen console, but once you've admired the new controller and got to grips with the sleek new UI, is there really that much in the box that's worth the term "next gen", or all that money? Consoles are traditionally slow to build a head of steam, as launch titles inevitably prove to be tech demos before all else, and it's often well over a year before any undeniable "killer apps" are released. That said, is that ever really acceptable? With the console war being more competitive than ever before, shouldn't Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony be vying for as much of our hard-earned cash as possible right out of the gate? It's been said that the war is an endurance race rather than a sprint, but 6 months in, it feels more like a crawl so far. Which next-gen console(s) do you own? What's your take on the state of affairs so far? Let us know in the comments!
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