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    How often is Next Gen?

    Is there a usual lifespan for a gaming console? For example how long did the NES, SNES, N64, and GameCube stay in mainstream? Is GameCube still alive? I saw a lot of RIP pics for GameCube all over the internet last holiday season, but yesterday I noticed new titles available for the GameCube at the store.

    Side question: Does Nintendo usually wait a year before they release the different colored version of their product? Should we expect Holidays 2007 to have new colored Wii's? Also because Wii's are selling so well, can an expected price cut be expected soon?

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    Original playstation lasted around 11-12 years. PS2 and X-Box lasted 5-6 years. GameCube is still being catered for but lost favour when the PS2 and XBox came out.

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    Every 5 years Since the Super Nintendo came out in 1991 then the N64 in 1996 then the Gamecube in 2001 then the Wii in 2006. But with this gen I could see the Wii getting upgraded in 3 years.
    And yes this christmas is when the new Black Wii;s and other colors will be out.
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    I was going to but a black wii, but I would loose all the downloads I have on mine $70 dollers worth..." but I guess it cant hurt to have 2 Wiis
    I live by Occam's Razor. Cliffnotes please.
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    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) (1983 – 1994)
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) (1990 – 2000)
    Nintendo 64 (N64) (1996 – 2002)
    Nintendo GameCube (GCN) (2001 – Present)
    Wii (2006 – Present)

    The PSone (also PSOne, PS one, or PS1), launched in 1995
    PS2 released 2000
    PS3 released 2006

    I think the above is correct?

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    PS1 and PS2 in the same year? I dont think so...PS1 in like 1998 and PS2 in like 2002
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    Well anyways i'd say there's a 5 year live of your console.

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    wait SNES lasted to 2000... I dont remember any games still being made up until then?!?!

    Now how are we coming up with these dates are they fact or what.. I mean do we base it on when did companies stop making games for those systems or just when another console was created to replace it..



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    It varies, but I'd say it's normally around 5-6 years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyeng4ine
    wait SNES lasted to 2000... I dont remember any games still being made up until then?!?!

    Now how are we coming up with these dates are they fact or what.. I mean do we base it on when did companies stop making games for those systems or just when another console was created to replace it..
    I think when they stoped making games for it.
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