I think they are jumping the gun a little. Between the economy, the extremely high prices for units and the competition that is going on, system sales are not doing as well as the companies would like. It does remind me a little of the early 80's. I loved my TI 99 4A and my Atari 2600. Neither survived the Nintendo age. (The TI was doomed due to it's own companies policies and failings when competition comes along....not because the hardware was outdated.)
Going to agree with Tbuttons; market saturation and EOL for current hardware. Also is there anyway to look at the Xbox sales numbers prior to ans after the RedRing fiasco? Fewer consoles going bad after the fix meant more xbox's living longer lives and being replaced less often.
First the PC and now this? Why can't they just sum it up and say we're all doomed?
Market saturation started years ago, long before the launch of new units. The market has declined by up to 50% in five years. That's not a downturn, that's a collapse.
Isn't this the basic trend for all products' lives? Once the new generation comes out it'll shoot back up...
=_= If they would stop locking game consoles down like Fort Knox, maybe they would sell better!
I just wish all games were burned to disc the same way and format and could be read by any game console that way you can pick and choose what hardware is best for you without having to decide what games you can and can't play. Wait a minute that already exists, PC's.....
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