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Is gaming doomed?

Yes
Looks like it

Is it really happening my fellow gamers? Last generation all 5 consoles sold very well, this generation only two of them are finding strong success, one is doing decently, and the other two are sinking harder than the Titanic. With smartphones and tablets on the rise, and Amazon, Steam, and Apple all jumping into the business, it seems the market is about to get more and more fragmented with so many options to choose from. Just like what happened when happened in the early 80s when their were a million consoles to choose from. How can we sustain this business?

The big three seem to have made their plans for the future already. Sony is jumping into streaming, Microsoft is creating an entertainment hub, and Nintendo is trying to do fitness. Is this where it all ends? 



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Nope. Consoles will rule for at least next two or three gens. Its handheld that is dead. And nintendo was a fad last gen. PS4 and Xbox One are doing great.

daredevil.shark said:
Nope. Consoles will rule for at least next two or three gens. Its handheld that is dead. And nintendo was a fad last gen. PS4 and Xbox One are doing great.

What happened to handhelds could easily happen to consoles. It might even be happening now. 



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No, we will see a new generation of consoles in 5 years. 4 in the case of Nintendo.

Fusioncode said:
daredevil.shark said:
Nope. Consoles will rule for at least next two or three gens. Its handheld that is dead. And nintendo was a fad last gen. PS4 and Xbox One are doing great.

What happened to handhelds could easily happen to consoles. It might even be happening now. 


I am not denying that. But it will take time to happen. This is why I mentioned consoles will rule for at least next two or three gens.



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Nope. And your poll sucks.

Get your politics out of video games! Your politics suck like your game. WTF happened to just having fun!? Leave the propaganda home.

Nope. Nintendo and MS confirmed they are making 9th gen consoles, and Sony is bound to make PS5 after the success of PS4.

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Fusioncode said:

Is it really happening my fellow gamers? Last generation all 5 consoles sold very well, this generation only two of them are finding strong success, one is doing decently, and the other two are sinking harder than the Titanic. With smartphones and tablets on the rise, and Amazon, Steam, and Apple all jumping into the business, it seems the market is about to get more and more fragmented with so many options to choose from. Just like what happened when happened in the early 80s when their were a million consoles to choose from. How can we sustain this business?

The big three seem to have made their plans for the future already. Sony is jumping into streaming, Microsoft is creating an entertainment hub, and Nintendo is trying to do fitness. Is this where it all ends? 


Stop looking at the freaking sell numbers. So long it's profitable for Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony they won't stop. 



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Nope.

With the introduction of VR to go along with Camera/Motion gaming, things are just getting started.