Are Gamers Waiting For The New Consoles, Or Have They Moved On?

Tricia Duryee: ''Sony will unveil its newest PlayStation on Wednesday, six years after the last wave of consoles hit the market.

In recent years, game sales have declined dramatically, with software and hardware making up only half of industry spending, according to NPD Group. The other half now goes toward downloadable content and microtransactions — in other words, digital content for consoles, smartphones and Facebook.

Because of this seismic shift in gamer behavior, many industry veterans are banking on the release of the new PlayStation, and a new Xbox coming later this year from Microsoft, to provide a jolt in traditional game sales.''

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