Let’s say, for all intents and purposes, that all industry soothsayers in their little business suits in their little towers are wrong and consoles are not on their way out. Mobile and PC? Hah. Silly distractions from the true spirit of video games, in which Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are the kings of warring nations and their subjects will fight to the death to defend their consoles choice in the great wars of flame.
Ok, not really. Console wars are dumb and you shouldn’t participate. But in the grand scheme of things, consoles are likely not going to die anytime soon. In my mind there are still legions of consumers willing to shell out for another console, Pokemon will always outsell the bible, and Sony is a profitable, highly rated company with no chance of failure. Any sign to the contrary is a threat to my carefully defensed sentimentality designed by the sadistic devils at Kotaku and the like who wish to destroy the hearts of console gamers everywhere(note: I play PC and mobile games every now and then and do in fact function in the real world and recognize when change is happening).
So without further ado, here’s a look into the current and future statuses of our beloved/cursed consoles. I promise not to be too facetious (not really). Continue reading »