The Console Market Is In Crisis

I for one, have moved 90% of my gaming to the PC. I have found that most “good” console games are developed for first person shooters or kids. I like a good RPG and the PC has those. I do plan on purchasing a PS4 this year, but only to stream video and play a few classics.
It is sad, but that is where it is going.

TechCrunch

A few days ago Sony announced it has now sold a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft’s next-gen equivalent, the Xbox One, has likely racked up sales of around 4 million so far. Both flagship consoles were released around the same time in late November last year, in time for the 2013 holiday season. And both companies have been shouting loudly about who’s beating whom for cumulative console and games sales globally and in key markets like the U.S.

On the cumulative console sales score at least, Sony’s PS4 appears to be edging out the Xbone, for now.

The thing is neither of these new generation console flagships is selling very well when compared with previous generations of flagship consoles. The console market appears to be shrinking significantly — and that’s evidently having a knock-on impact on games studios and game development. The big games studios don’t exclusively…

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