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Why Are Consoles Selling So Well?

The Beyond crew weighs in on the enduring popularity of console systems.

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Army_of_Darkness1207d ago

I think we have to surprisingly thank mobile gaming for this huge growth in Video games in general..Most casual gamers probably started with mobile gaming, then got really into it and decided to proceed to the next level via consoles, which is obviously a great thing for us hardcore gamers. More support, more games. and I see mobile gaming as an excellent stepping stone cause my dad is a great example, ever since he got an ipad he has become a hardcore casual gamer LOL! plays that shit hours on end! it's ridiculous!

cyguration1207d ago

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... no.

2pacalypsenow1207d ago

Yeah cuz thanks to the iPhone the ps1 and ps2 sold over 100 million , good guy apple

kingPoS1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Sooo... you're saying the 90's didn't happen, because as we all know, the PS1 had absolutely no impact on game consoles. Those shiny black discs... feh! I'd rather be playing games on windows 98. /s

Gateway MT6706 2008

Army_of_Darkness1207d ago

Hmmm.. Maybe I should have used COD. lol!

miyamoto1207d ago

Its because PS4 is priced right and gamers are now informed.

kreate1207d ago

its actually becuz consoles do more than just play games.

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wonderfulmonkeyman1207d ago

Hype[as a result of good advertisement] will make a console sell regardless of its games, at least for a little while.
Last year's E3 has pretty much proven that.

nevin11207d ago

I'm not clicking the link but I have 2 theories,

1. People bought into the hype

2. The PS3/360 era was considered too long of a cycle as people were wanting something fresh.

Bigpappy1207d ago

Solid thoughts. Agree on both

kayoss1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I agree with all points. I would add one more.
3. Console gaming is not going the way of the dodo bird . Analyst are just bunch of arses who don't know what they are talking about, that's why they are called "ANAL-yst".

2pacalypsenow1207d ago

idk maybe people want these consoles?

No_Limit1207d ago

Console gets replace one every 5-8 years so if people are still buying new Ipad and smartphones every year at premium price, then I don't see why people can't spend the money on something they are interested in they know will be around for many years after purchase.

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