Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday April 18, 2014

The Console Wars Won’t Be Anything Like You Expect

So this guy says that, among other things, Steam Machines will be too expensive, FireTV is just another OUYA, GameStop will never go away and hardcore gamers won't embrace free-to-play games. Is he onto something or just on something?

"The console is dead" idea is proven false if Xbox and PlayStation don’t immediately die tomorrow. For the time being, you will continue to plug something into your television that puts videogames on it. There is nothing saying that Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo could not provide those sorts of devices far into the future. But the console as we have always known it since the days of Atari is a dead paradigm walking.