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The traditional games business is worth around $25 billion a year, so the obvious answer to the question of whether or not consoles are dead, is a resounding 'what the hell are you talking about?'
Not only, but consoles are freakin' awesome. They are built to play games. Certainly, they are ugly brutes, hideous noisy boxes, but by all that is holy, they make life good. This is why talk of their 'death' is so upsetting.
Nevertheless, talk we must.
It's true that consoles move through existence with every sign of vitality, but there are suggestions of an inner sickness, a sense of impending dilapidation. Sorrow awaits.
Originally posted by FreeSpeaker
The consoles are soo far behind pc in performance that there is no way they can build the next gen without the cost being soo high that people would be insane to not buy a pc that provides soo many more functions than simply gaming or watching netflix. Sony and Microsoft have lost 10 BILLION since 2000!!!!! I dont think the consoles are yet fully in the grave but when, and if, the next gen comes out it may not be what people expected.
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by FreeSpeaker
Well, though you can adapt a PC to feel like a console... there is no substitute for holding that nice cool controller in your fingers after a hard day of work.
Originally posted by jvm222
pc gaming is dead.
Personally after soo many years of declining pc game quality
Are Consoles Dead?
Originally posted by Helig
reply to post by DarkDefender
Both have made motions to completely quash used game sales, which will most certainly piss off a lot of gamers