Nintendo has been releasing consoles for as long as most of us can remember, while Microsoft and Sony have been doing the same for the past couple of decades or so, but that can’t last forever. Eventually, all three of the companies will stop releasing new consoles, it’s just a matter of which console will be their last. Many people think the current generation of consoles will be the last, and are probably the same people that claimed the console market was dead even before the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were launched, but former Xbox chief Robbie Bach claims that this isn’t the case. According to him, there’s at least one more generation of consoles coming from Microsoft and Sony in the near future.
There have always been concerns about how long Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo can continue pushing out $300-500 machines every few years, but the former head of Xbox doesn’t think that this is the last generation. In an interview with GeekWire last week, ex-Xbox chief Robbie Bach discussed the future of game consoles, the Xbox One PR disaster and more. When asked about the difficulties that the Xbox One faced out of the gate after another former Xbox head, Don Mattrick, announced that the console would require the user to be online at all times and would do away with used game sales altogether, Bach was refreshingly honest. “I think some of that was predictable and preventable,” he said, but went on to note that the company has since moved past its rocky start and is increasing its market share while offering a “great holiday lineup” in the coming months. GeekWire then mentioned how unpredictable that success might look now considering the fact that so many analysts were expecting something to come along and take the place of the home console.