menali wrote:By his logic the PS2, XBOX and gamecube were not next gen consoles as they were just improved hardware and better graphics... Also megadrive and snes weren't next-gen to nes and master system. So has there been any next-gen machines since the nes?
The SNES and Mega Drive would have been 'next-gen' because they introduced things like mode 7 and a degree of 3D into games as well as having extra power to create larger and more complex games that just weren't possible on the NES and Master System.
The Playstation/N64 era brought proper 3D worlds into games and FPS games, the Playstation/Xbox/Gamecube era gave the ability to have huge interactive 3D worlds.
I think what he's getting at is that the Xbox 360 and PS3 are only doing what the PS2 and Xbox generation did but with nicer graphics, there's no other real change.
(edit: damn typos)