#9350123, By Rhythm Next generation of consoles come in

  • Rhythm 6 Feb 2013 13:09:07 2,374 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:

    Also, it's a generation too early for always online. Not going to happen imo.
    It's a touch too early for "no physical media" but it's absolutely the right time for "always online".

    Netflix currently has ~30 million paying US subscribers, using an ostensibly "always on" service. There are 20 million Spotify users too (with considerable crossover, admittedly).

    People are used to "always on" and have been for some time. If MS/Sony start this tack at the beginning of a generation when there are already tens of millions of people in one country alone who are willing to commit to "always online" then by the end of the generation they'll be up to the same sort of end-gen numbers we're seeing now
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