Microsoft is 'Sleeping Giant' in Casual Gaming, says Analyst

In the IndustryGamers exclusive Game Trader column, by the good folks at Panoptic Management Consultants, Inc. (PMC), analyst Asif Khan has examined some of the big name players looking to secure a bigger piece of the social and casual gaming pie. One company that PMC in particular thinks could be a "sleeping giant" is Microsoft.

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donniebaseball2802d ago

I wouldn't doubt it. They certainly have the cash to make some huge acquisitions.

drewboy7042802d ago

I agree Microsoft is a giant alright they could definitely impact. Windows phone seven looks great and could be a big asset.

theKiller2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

does he lie? how accurate his analysts usually?

before we take anyone's word, we need to know the guy saying the words!!


Those idiots who disagree with me suggest we take people words without caring for their background? typical cattle!!

so if a guy like Hitler comes and tells us how we can establish peace should we listen to him?

Newtype2802d ago

It's an IPhone world....people complained about the dropped signal and it STILL DID WELL, I doubt MS can really change anything with their crappy phone. People hate their OS.

Imperator2802d ago

I wish they were also a sleeping giant for core gaming. As of now they barely have any games at all

ryuzu2802d ago

That's how MS got where they are today - try to compete, fail, purchase winner.

Of course, that only works with small companies - that's why iPod and iPhone aren't MS. Neither is Oracle, or Sony or Ninty for that matter. Of course that technique also fails for open source, so Java is still here while C# is a niche at best.

Still, with MS track record of game development (which is, to say the least, pretty crappy) they'll need all the help they can get.

Shame they closed the few decent studios they had and ran the remaining ones into the ground.... :/


nickjkl2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

technically microsoft or sony as a company could destroy nintendo

SCE and MGS not so much

nintendo isnt as big as you think as a gaming company yes as a company not so much

SkyGamer2802d ago

On the whole patent for the tech behind ipod, (hard drive for music), I think that MS holds that patent, let me look that up and MS owns a piece of apple. You don't give a failing company hundreds of millions of dollars for nothing. 400 I believe.

EvilBlackCat2802d ago

the best that can happen to ms xbox is that sony keep making consoles

bjornbear2802d ago

sony is setting fire to it. hopefully it'll wake up

avengers19782802d ago

Ha, Ha, Ha, let's see the windows phones won't out sell droids, or Iphones, or ipads, and Kinect is the 3rd best motion gaming out of 3 so no it won't take over casual gaming.
Yes they have money, but that isn't going to do it, by itself

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TheOldOne2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

I would see the day when MS turned casual.

nycredude2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

I'm starting to see alot of articles with MS and Casual in the same sentences. This can't bode well for core 360 gamers.

I'm glad I traded my 360 in.

Edit: I can't believe there are still people who don't see the writing on the wall. I saw it and decided to trade my 360 in and bought a high powered gaming lappy. It's the way to go at the moment. If/when MS gets there act together and starting taking care of the core gamers then I may buy another 360, especially since they seem to have improved the hardware.

BTW my 360 was giving me the E68 on and off.

YoshiMeetsU2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

I'm seeing a lot of Halo Reach articles which is the hot ticket on the 360 right now, not a headline. This games hype can't bode well for the core PS3 fanboys on this site.

I'm glad I didn't trade my 360 in.

nycredude2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

What's Halo Reach?

Edit: I love how I get disgrees for asking a question.

tinybigman2802d ago

i played and beat Reach but that's not going to stop me from playing my ps3 more. i have plenty games coming for it and Reach is probably the last game i'm playing on my 360 this year(exclusive wise). no i don't care for fable.

again one game will not make me stop playing another system unless it's GT5 lol.

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