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Sour economy is sweet for EA, MS

A thought provoking and humorous look at how the recession in the US could actually help to bring about the mergers of EA & Take Two, and Microsoft & Yahoo!.

From the article: "It's a recession here in the US of A and that means belt-tightening times for many Americans. Less money for frivolous expenditures like say… video games and consoles. It also means that the value of companies that sell those games can take quite a dip, if forecast revenues don't measure up to reality. This isn't a bad situation to be in if you've been saving trillions of pennies to buy one of those companies. You get where I'm going with this? Hang in there…"

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GamerSigma3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

If this holds true it COULD MEAN (easy fanboys just thinkin out loud here) that Sony hits their stride with the PS3 just as the economy goes south. Not good when you're selling $400 consoles. Thank God for tax returns huh?

JSA-Gamer3327d ago

But it could also mean that people may only BUY one system. If that's the case, it's a great time to be Sony

avacadosnorkel3327d ago

MS can only spoon feed one country.

LGFreedom3327d ago

While I don't think the recession will measurably manifest itself that soon, I do see how this could turn into a Survival of the Biggest if things don't turn around soon. May already be too late, since the economy is kinda like a giant cargo liner. Even if you make a turn, it takes forever to actually change course.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3327d ago

Signs do point that way, but those signs could easly be turned the wrong way.

Watch the stock and trends.

avacadosnorkel3327d ago

because even though EA owns the exclusive football license.

As a first party Sony or MS could have released its own licensed 2k football game.

But MS is too busy trying to buy Yahoo and Sony is too busy feeling good about itself that it beat HDDVD to make the obvious super wise move.

mindedone3327d ago

EA has an exclusive NFL (and NCAA?) license