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

Sunday September 27, 2015

Analyst: "Console Installed Base Is As Big As It’s Ever Going To Get"

So what do you think of the potential for set-top devices to be the "consoles" of the future?

What games require, Pachter said, is a CPU, a GPU, storage, a controller, and a display. In the coming years, the need to purchase a console to access the first four will be diminished as smartphone and set-top box hardware becomes more sophisticated. By the time this console generation nears its end, "you're going to have a CPU/GPU in your house that is connected to your television," whether that be the latest model of the iPhone or a Fire TV box from Amazon.