We are in the eighth generation of consoles that consists of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and the sadly now dead Wii U. This generation has got some more life in it before we go cruising into the next one but I want to talk about the previous generation of video game consoles.
The seventh generation of consoles started in November 2005 when Microsoft launched the Xbox 360. The following year saw the debut of Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. All three consoles were very successful (especially the Nintendo Wii) and went on to feature fantastic games that would amaze millions of people.
I can’t be the only one that looks at seventh generation of consoles fondly. It had some absolutely brilliant video games that left a mark not just in that era but in the minds and hearts of gamers around the world. Video games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed 2, Dark Souls and Red Dead Redemption captivated gamers around the world. It saw the birth of many video game series that we know and love today such as, Dark Souls, Uncharted, Borderlands, Red Dead Redemption (some consider the PS2 game, Red Dead Revolver the first game in the series), Gears of War and Assassin’s Creed.
Even though seventh generation is over and has been for a few years now, it is still getting supported via console updates and some games still release on them, albeit not many though. The previous era of consoles is still fairly recent which is why when I overheard a conversation on a bus journey home, I was surprised by what I heard. I was staring out the window and from seats behind me, I overheard a conversation which was about video games and one of the people in the conversation said that “the Xbox 360 is retro now”. When I heard it I had to do a double take, did I just hear that correctly?
Now this got me thinking, do people consider the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii retro now? This is the basis of the question I want to ask you all, Do you consider the seventh generation of consoles to be retro now? I want to know what you think, are they retro or is it too soon to give them that label?
Personally, I think that the seventh generation is not retro but it won’t be long until it is.
You can answer this question in any way you like. You can write a post answering this question, make a video response (don’t forget to leave me a link to it in the comments below), you could leave a comment below or you could tweet me your response @ThatGreenDude95. It is entirely up to you.
I look forward to seeing what people think about this.
Have a great day ladies and gentlemen.