The Console Market Is Looking Like The Phone Market In 2006


The new XBox reveal event was today.

Basically, it is the exact same as the old XBox except larger, the interface has been made five times more complicated by the inclusion of a range of hand waving and obscure voice commands, it now requires that you have a plugged-in Kinect at all times, won’t play any old XBox 360 games and…something something something TV.Not just any tv…regular, boring network cable television! Oh and lets not forget…it won’t play used games.

After the debut of the PS4 (yet another large black slab device) and the failed Wii-U, it is fairly safe to say that innovation in the console market is now dead and that either Valve or Apple should now feel welcome to steam roll the current field of mediocrity with something new and different.