Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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Consoles less reliant on gamers
by xnef1025 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 03:18 UTC
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Check today's newsfeeds. Streaming is overtaking gaming as the main use of consoles. "Game" console makers are just about to the point where they don't need "gamers" anymore. They just need COD players, and Elder Scrolls players, and Uncharted players, and Madden players, etc. Individual sets of tens of millions of people that may only play 2 or 3 different franchises ever but love to rent movies or buy music in between games. They are going to abandon the hardcore gamers and make a crap-ton of money doing it.

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