Penello feels consumers will pick a console for the games it offers, rather than for its capabilities on paper. “Here’s what you care about,” he said. “You bought a system to play great games and have great experiences.
Sadly for the big consoles, that logic works as well (if not better) for platforms iOS and Android devices as it does for Sony and Microsoft. It’s precisely the reason that the Wii exploded out of the gate.
We’ve moving into a period where graphical power isn’t what defines the core of the player experience. And the Kinect is cool, but I’m still waiting for a compelling long-term justification for making it a mandatory part of the platform.