Oct 11, 2013
Hypothetically Speaking is a series of short, hypothetical scenarios looking into the Gaming Industries potential future and past, had it taken an alternative route along the way as a means to prompt discussion. Join in the chat @GamingIQ and comment below
Hypothetically speaking, imagine if the Playstation 4 and Xbox One sell less units than their predecessors during their respective launch periods over the holiday season. What would this mean to both Sony and Microsoft? Would it be considered a failure if during the holiday season, next gen consoles fail to get off the ground? Nintendo have had a pretty disappointing first year by not selling as many units as anticipated, so what if this extends to their Microsoft and Sony cousins?
Imagine, if come the new year, gamers are still seemingly tied to the previous generation’s consoles – how could Sony and Microsoft respond? New consoles are always a large money sink, but until the big franchises start to become exclusive to next gen consoles, gamers may intend to stay safe and play the new content on the older hardware.
It’s hard to see the Playstation 4 and Xbox One underachieving like the Wii U, but what if it did?