Use Video Game Console Life Cycles to Time Your Next Purchase

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 21st, 2011

If you’re on the fence about a new console purchase it helps to know the timeline the company is using and where your coveted console falls on that release timeline.

Unpluggd shares a timeline of the major consoles and their historical and projected future release schedules to help inform buyers. Want a Playstation or Xbox 360? Now is a great time to buy as the consoles are about halfway through their life cycles. Want a Wii? Hold off as the new Wii is coming out next year. For a more detailed look at the release schedules and the factors that play into the buy/don’t buy decision hit up the link below.

Video Game Console Life Cycle: Buying Your Next One [Apartment Therapy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/21/11
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