Console sales have been confirmed by EA and Ubisoft to be far better than last gen. Here's the links. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ubisoft%20console%20preorders&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CGoQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamespot.com%2Fnews%2Fubisoft-xbox-one-ps4-preorders-two-times-past-gen-6411664&ei=ckXxUcaCF6XYyQGqw4GYDQ&usg=AFQjCNHTw1NOJ0wtSHfJwm-70kVJz4xYQQ&bvm=bv.49784469,d.aWc and here's EA http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ea%20console%20preorder&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CDkQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ign.com%2Farticles%2F2013%2F07%2F23%2Fxbox-one-pre-orders-beating-360-ps4-may-be-biggest-sony-launch&ei=tUXxUc7OCeG9yAH-roDgCw&usg=AFQjCNFDSBMYl11hoEdWd99gurYvcyF5EA&bvm=bv.49784469,d.aWc
We all know too that HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) and the APU's will lead to a revolution in computing. There is no doubt about that. The catalyst that will pull developers into APU and HSA is with the new consoles, which are both utilizing AMD APU's and HSA. Developers will fall in love with not having to waste half of their time programming just to get the CPU and GPU to interact with each other.
The future of computation rests with high efficiency, low cost, upper-middle power. This is because mobile is becoming far more graphics intensive. Intel does not have a clue just how far behind they are on this as they proved with their Larabee chip failure. Rest easy guys, we've already won. Now we just have to wait.
Xbox One Pre-Orders Beating 360, PS4 May Be Biggest Sony Launch
EA and analysts on the fortunes of upcoming consoles.
According to Moore, consumers “are acutely aware that new hardware is coming,” and their excitement is growing. Moore says that Microsoft reports Xbox One pre-orders trending ahead of Xbox 360, while Sony believes PlayStation 4 will be its “biggest hardware launch ever.”
Moore noted that EA believes both new consoles are “spectacular” and expects “millions of consumers to make the transition” to better graphics and more online features. He noted that EA’s goal is to “make moving day painless” by minimizing inconveniences as gamers transition from the current generation.