I'm always baffled by double standards; and with what's occurred in the Console industry over the past few years has been no exception.
Typically I'd make a comparison between the Console and PC gaming markets but this time around will forego that to keep this topic a bit more focused and succinct. So what am I referring to? In short: there's been a pretty devastating vacuum left by Nintendo amongst the big 3 Console Mfg's over the past few years with their release of the WiiU. Yet... we hear little to nothing about the 'Death of Console Gaming'. So why is this?
When you dissect the information that's out there, both publicly available, cross-checked with other research analysis, I've come to the following conclusions, & or theories as applicable.
Some other potential culprits for the exodus occurring away from Consoles to other gaming platforms also comes down to the following:
So there you have it. Some of my thoughts about what's going on in the Console industry. Nintendo has left a huge vacuum; and its still very speculative that a Console lifted ban in China will do much for either Microsoft or Sony. Especially given the performance of Consoles in markets like S. Korea. Not to mention that there's already been a long time black market for Consoles in countries like China already. So do they really net much? I for one believe it needs some closer cross examination. I'll even go so far as to say that we really ought to start thinking beyond 'fixed function' type devices like Consoles, as it can often imperil those same companies that produce them. The sunk cost fallacy of dumping billions of shareholder dollar value for such a limited device seems a bit more short sighted, if not antiquated in thinking.
Curious to get your thoughts on the matter!
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