This could be the latest generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony. According to analysts at Citi Securities Japan, Xbox Series X and PS5 could be the closure to a stage in the world of video games, and the beginning of a totally new one. Consoles are designed to last 6 or 7 years, but this waiting time could be over.
According to analysts, It is becoming more and more expensive for companies to manufacture consoles such as the Xbox Series X and the PS5, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to make them profitable. With each generation, it is necessary to sell much more volume of consoles to be able to satisfy the profits of the companies, but Citi Securities Japan seems to have come up with a solution: cloud games.
A gaming world like we had never imagined
Services like Google Stadia, Amazon Luna or even Apple Arcade could become the next big focus of gamers this generation of consoles and the next, and could eventually replace physical consoles if things continue as they go. In addition, they ensure that these services offer much more flexibility than a console, since you can play on almost any imaginable platform, be it a PC, a mobile phone, a tablet, or a gadget of this style.
All of this has led Citi Securities Japan to predict that current consoles could last 6 or 7 years, which they are intended for, and the next generation would be taken over by these various video game services. In addition, with technologies such as 5G reaching several countries in the world, delays in cloud video games, and internet problems in general, could be greatly reduced.