• Yes they are! (55.56%)
  • Not yet.. (44.44%)
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#1

Hi, looking for your input with regards the arcade and retro marketplace and the wider question of is the Wii, 360 and PS3 now considered Retro.

The odd time a Marketplace ad will go up or ill get a PM asking if they are considered Retro yet and if they can be posted for sale etc.

Is it time to consider the above Retro? I guess, if you are picking a option in the poll please pick it keeping in mind its to determine if they are going to be allowed for sale on the A&R Marketplace.

I know there is currently a Wii there for sale, which sparked this poll off, ill leave that ad up for now.

Poll is up for 7 days.

Thanks!

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Kenjataimu Wanted Level
#2

How I view it, it's retro once its no longer 'last gen'
PS2 became retro once the PS4 came out.


In reality we're all probably gonna disagree

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Inviere Registered User
#3

Personally I’m happy to have the Marketplace cover as much as possible! The less I have to use Adverts etc, the better as far as I’m concerned...and with Boards having no connection with Adverts anymore, there’s no longer any toes to be stepped on. If anything, other forums should ape it and have their own selling sections, it’s great for community development, and it’s be great to have one large gaming supermarket in the main gaming forum, for current stuff etc.

As for if the Wii is strictly retro, I suppose it’s two generations out now, no longer being made, and games for it are no longer being made that I know of. I say go for it and make it official, bring on the Wii, PS3, and 360 stuff

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Cake of Tremendous Power Registered User
#4

Retro is two generations old. That's how I always thought about anyways

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#5

I wouldn’t base your decision on the poll results Optimus. At the end of the day the only person this affects will be you, as in, if you’re happy to have the additional workload the additional items might cause you. Anyone and everyone else will get the benefit of a broader range of items available in the marketplace. There’s literally no downsides for the average user, so I’m not sure why anyone would vote no in this instance.

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#6

Everyone slated the Wii as being out dated compared to the 360 and PS3 so it deserves to be considered retro earlier than them.

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#7

Yeh to be honest I’d say a few non regular users of the arcade and retro forum would probably just click no too if they came across the poll out of context. I don’t mind the extra work, there’s not much to do modding wise in there anyways! We will see how it goes.


Inviere said:
I wouldn’t base your decision on the poll results Optimus. At the end of the day the only person this affects will be you, as in, if you’re happy to have the additional workload the additional items might cause you. Anyone and everyone else will get the benefit of a broader range of items available in the marketplace. There’s literally no downsides for the average user, so I’m not sure why anyone would vote no in this instance.

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megaten Registered User
#8

Generally I feel two generations removed is the best standard for what is and isn't retro though with how long the previous generation was I could see the argument for them.
PSP and DS probably count as retro now that the switch is out.

eddhorse Registered User
#9

Seeing as they have sold 500 million PS4's would that make the the 10 year old PS3 closer to retro?

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#10

eddhorse said:
Seeing as they have sold 500 million PS4's would that make the the 10 year old PS3 closer to retro?


I think rather than a discussion on what is defined as retro, it’s really just “is everyone ok with being able to by Wii, 360, and PS3 stuff in the marketplace yeah? Cool, we’ll sort that out in a few days.”

So far 8 people have said “No, I have a problem with that. I’d rather use Adverts, Done Deal, and EBay for those things.”

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CiDeRmAn Category Moderator
#11

I say, judging by the regulars here, it's okay to open up the Marketplace to the 7th gen systems.

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#12

Yeh i agree! I didnt take into account non regular users of this forum voting no haha

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Inviere Registered User
#13

CiDeRmAn said:
I say, judging by the regulars here, it's okay to open up the Marketplace to the 7th gen systems.


I’d agree, no brainer really. It’s not as if it’s going to suddenly fill up with thread after thread of Wii Fit Boards. There’ll prob be no real world difference, other than the odd pile of 7th gen games etc ending up on it. In context, those systems are definitely retro enough in the public eye, to cause no issues being sold here.

CiDeRmAn Category Moderator
#14

If a party appears to be using it as a shop front, just delete their posts and move on.
The last thing we would want is an influx of Fifa 08 and Haze for the PS3.

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Inviere Registered User
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CiDeRmAn said:
If a party appears to be using it as a shop front, just delete their posts and move on.
The last thing we would want is an influx of Fifa 08 and Haze for the PS3.


Damn, there goes my plan to start fleecing old 360 sports games from CeX and flogging them in the Marketplace for twice the price. I was going to be rich, rich beyond my wildest dreams

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