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  • mojojo1254 mojojo1254 Jan 28, 2014 5:29 PM Flag

    Latest Nails in GME Coffin.....

    - New rumors of the Apple TV box. aka "The GME Killer"
    - Actual news of the Amazon console. aka "Slow death cancer for GME."
    - EA reports earnings and its all about digital. Physical games declined 28% year on year. Ouch, that really hurts....
    - Xbones and PS4s are fully in stock almost everywhere. Xbone inventory surely piling up. Next step is price and margin cuts. What if people dont really want these after all. Its not like they loved the last Nintendo box. Even if they do, the next gen is all about download.
    - Speaking of download - anyone catching the latest installments of Call of Duty? Its all DLC. Sorry GME but no product for you.....

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    • I doubt Apple will be a direct competitor to Sony/Microsoft. If you look at XBL/PSN's games, they are quite different than anything you'd find on the Apple store. Apple has had gaming desktop computers for a while, but they aren't even remotely popular. The extreme cost is one problem. And then few companies will develop for the Mac OS. Most Mac gamers end up installing Windows to their Macs through bootcamp just to play PC games.

      The Nintendo Wii U is a big failure, but can't be compared to Xbone/PS4. The price is too high due to the expensive Game Pad that no one cares about. The system specs are WAY behind the level of the PS4. In some cases, the Wii U is just a step ahead of Xbox 360/PS3.. 8 year old systems. Nintendo has been a generation behind everyone else. It was fine with the Wii since the Wiimote lured in all the casuals.

      The new gen of consoles has been out for a while now, and I don't think many people are buying Battlefield 4 or other big games (Assassin's Creed 4, Killzone Shadow Fall, Dead Rising 3, etc) digitally.

      All this being said, perhaps large scale, large file size games are not where all the sales are at anyway. Personally I wouldn't buy a PS4 or XBONE so I can play a casual game that is 500 megs or so, like Tetris or Angry Birds. It doesn't make sense. If I have a 1080p HDTV, I expect to play 1080p games that really wow me.

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