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Analyst: Console base has 'peaked,' won't get bigger; PS4 to outsell Xbox One

 •  Filed under Mobile, Apple, Gaming, Games, Sony, Microsoft, Growth, Next Gen Consoles, Nintendo

Analyst: Console base has ‘peaked,’ won’t get bigger; PS4 to outsell Xbox One

I always question these sorts of analytics, not because there isn’t some measure of truth to them, but because the logic seems so flawed. Mobile gaming does outpace console gaming in both number of users and growth. It doesn’t follow, though, that console gaming’s user base will no longer grow. You could argue Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have a ripe audience of would-be console gamers if they could figure out how to convert them.

Also, people have been decrying this end of consoles era for 20 years now. I’m not sure I buy in. It’s more reasonable to me to think of consoles as a slow growth market. PS4 will likely sell 1 million units in it’s launch window, but could grow to 80-100M units over it’s lifespan. iPhone 5S, by comparison, sold 9M in it’s launch window and has a shorter lifespan. You can make comparisons with game consoles and mobile devices, but it really is apples and oranges in many ways.

How Sony's Hometown Studio Rose From the Ashes In Time for the PS4

 •  Filed under Gaming, Games, Ps4, Game Development, Sony, Playstation 4

How Sony's Hometown Studio Rose From the Ashes In Time for the PS4

Sony Japan conference round-up: Vita TV, PS4 launch date, pretty colors | Joystiq

 •  Filed under Gaming, Games, Playstation, Psvita, Consoles, Sony, Vita, Gamers

Sony Japan conference round-up: Vita TV, PS4 launch date, pretty colors | Joystiq

Interesting announcements from Sony. The company seems to be making all the right moves for core gamers. Vita TV looks like a great little device, and the PS Vita price change and hardware upgrades look promising.

I love my Vita as it is, though, and won’t likely upgrade. I love the OLED screen too much. I am, however, hopeful this gets more gamers on Vita. It’s such a nice device when traveling or out and about.