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Why console's summer drought is great news for mobile gaming

Forget the next gen hype smoke screen, the console market is a wounded animal right now.

In the midst of the leanest period anyone can ever recall, traditional retailers are looking at the new release schedule for the next five months with nervous disbelief.

In previous years, the second and third tier releases could always tide over the industry during quieter periods, but not any more. It's blockbuster or nothing, and that not only hurts retailers, but the wider gaming media.

In short, if products aren't being released, they're not being advertised, and if the marketing money well is dry, the knock-on effect to those who rely on it is easy to predict.

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RandomGamer1185d ago

No summer drought for me this year.

Project X Zone
Shadow Runs Returns
Time and Eternity
Shin Megami Tensei 4
Tales of Xillia
Grim Dawn .

So overall great Summer for me on various platforms. Pondering about Saints Row 4 ... but the series has gone so far off the rails now.

raWfodog1185d ago

I have never gone through a gaming drought because I have a huge backlog of games that I have yet to start or finish. It has also allowed me to hold off on buying new games until I get some of my backlog down which, in effect, is creating more of a backlog of games for me to buy later. Good news is that I haven't paid $60 for a game in a looong time.

I'm a slave to my gaming habits :)

RandomGamer1184d ago

I always have a huge backlog of games as well, but I still keep buying new games and adding to that backlog even more.

Lucreto1185d ago

After Last of Us nothing until August for me.

I can finally clear my backlog before my next gen backlog begins.

SmokingMonkey1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Last of Us

June 14th

Summer drought? I still want to platinum Bioshock Infinite and Ni no Kuni!?

add Muramasa and Dragons Crown to that...summer drought? what console/handheld do you own buddy?

FunkMacNasty1185d ago

The Last of Us - June,

New Splinter Cell - August,

Not as bad as last summers game drought! Plus I still have yet to play the new Tomb raider or Dead Island: Riptide, so my gaming needs are fulfilled for the summer!

Minato-Namikaze1185d ago

Obviously this author isnt talking about the PS3 unless said author hasn't been looking at the PS3's release schedule.

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