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Lifespan after November

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I'm going to try to find a way to explain this as best as I can. I haven't really played videogames very much, and I know that after the new systems get released they are going to still be making games for current gen systems for a couple years or so, but for some reason I see when the new systems come out, every other game system and games being obsolete LOL. I know it sounds dumb and I have no idea why that even crosses my mind but I just imagine going into the gamestores and only like 2 shelves of games XD. Maybe it's just how fast of a transition into the new gen will be, or maybe becaue I skipped most of the current gen. Idk it's completely random, I'm probably just focusing on ps4 stuff, anyway I'm excited ^^



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How many stores do you see selling VCRs these days?

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The ps3 will continue to be supported for a quite a few years. Sony just stopped supporting the ps2 about 2 years ago
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How many stores do you see selling VCRs these days?


walmart, best buy, sell vcrs -_-



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But they're still DVD/VCR combo players, not just standalone VHS players.
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Artfuldead wrote:

CaptainAlbator wrote:

How many stores do you see selling VCRs these days?


walmart, best buy, sell vcrs -_-


I believe that is the point our most gracious Captain was trying to convey. If not, I shall be smited appropriately.

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The ps3 will continue to be supported for a quite a few years. Sony just stopped supporting the ps2 about 2 years ago

Actually, Sony just stopped manufacturing them this past January.

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But they're still DVD/VCR combo players, not just standalone VHS players.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Emerson-4-Head-VCR-Video-Cassette-Recorder-EWV404/2598448



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ExMimic wrote:
The ps3 will continue to be supported for a quite a few years. Sony just stopped supporting the ps2 about 2 years ago

Actually, Sony just stopped manufacturing them this past January.


January 4, 2013 is when Sony discontinued the Playstation 2.

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Just like every generation change, you will slowly begin to see retail stores have bigger displays for the current gen of games / consoles.

Sure, they may still sell PS3 / 360 games and consoles, but the selection will be poor.

This is just to be expected.

 

It's not that Sony / MS will be abandoning their former systems, it's the stores trying to sell whats "hot."

After awhile, video game only retailers and internet retailers will be the best places to continue buying PS3 / 360 games.

 

 

Many people will still continue to buy / play games on their PS3 / 360, even after picking up a PS4 / Xbox One. Including myself.

There are still plenty of games I've yet to play Smiley Happy Then there will be those people who don't adopt to the next gen right away and will continue to play on their PS3 / 360 for the next few years. They won't be obsolete right away.

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