I was reading an article on how Microsoft would be releasing a new console next year. Featuring upgraded storage and an upgraded controller. It got me thinking about an article that was floating about, around Xbox One launch. It was said that we would be seeing a much shorter console lifecycle, as Microsoft aims to keep the Xbox One closer in tow to their mobile market refresh and, due, to a rapidly evolving mobile market in general. Sure, like the Xbox 360, Microsoft agrees to support the One for ten years, but, naturally, this doesn't have to mean that a new console can't come out in under 5 years. There is a gaming tablet out there as we speak, it is able to push Xbox One fidelity. I believe it is called "The Razor." Sure, it's expensive, but it is proof that the mobile market is just around the corner from current gen hardware. In fact, the Jaguars in the PS4 and Xbox One are little more than tablet processors, based upon the AMD Fusion mobile APU technology.
Why doesn't Microsoft just upgrade the APU and ESRAM in the next iteration of console? And market it as Xbox One Pro, or something? It wouldn't hurt. They could adopt a new model where if you have an Xbox One, for example, you play Halo 5 at 1080p or certain other games at 900p, but on the newer console, you can game closer to 4K and/ or have better post processing etc. And just refresh the hardware ever 2-3 years. For those that are all about graphics, they can upgrade, if you are happy with where you're at, you're good with the Xbox One for 10 years...granted, you're okay with the scaled down graphics. I mean, you're playing the same discs and digital downloads, but the graphics scale upon specs.