Been wondering this recently, even if it is a bit hyperbolic. 

E.A, Activision ,and Bethesda are probably not going to burn into ashes in a single year, but with their recent problems and the talk of doom and gloom, I'd figured I'd get thoughts. 

If a major publisher does collapse in a scale of a few years (goes out of business, stops providing nearly as much or as effective games, or otherwise makes them far less prominent), what does that do the industry? 

Normally I'd ask a thread something like 'if E.A collapses, what does that do to Nintendo', but I am aware that in general is probably a better question.

Konami and THQ are probably the closest examples we have, but I am not sure the exact time table of their falls...

The Democratic Nintendo that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?