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Stop saying 'Next Gen'
Posted on Saturday, March 7 2009 @ 07:57:28 Eastern

Okay this is a little personal gripe I've had for a while. Everyone keeps saying 'next generation' despite that its not 'next generation' anymore. The current lineup of consoles seem to have taken on that moniker since before they came out a good number of years ago.

Years ago. And everybody still calls them "Next Gen".

The term was only valid before they released, because they (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) literally were the next generation after the then-current lineup of consoles (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube). The term has been used before on previous generations, describing the ones next in line (Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox were the 'next gen' systems during the end of the N64/Playstation era for example). And they stopped calling them that as soon as they came out and replaced their predecessors.

For some reason, the current systems, Xbox 360 and PS3 (and to a lesser extent Wii) have all retained the 'Next Gen' branding throughout their life on the market despite now being the 'Current Gen' systems rather than the Next. Even game companies like Sega are still calling them next generation, despite that its been years since they qualified for that term.

They are not Next Gen systems anymore. They are Current Gen. We are no longer in the previous generation of systems, and we haven't been for going on three years now. The only systems that can be called Next Generation are the successors of the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, whatever they may be.

There. I said it. I've been wanting to for a long time, so there you have it. Stop calling them Next Gen systems when they're not the next generation anymore.

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