The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself
It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that have long been the staples of video gaming. Sales of video games have been in a tailspin for the past four years, and in April sales of both software and consoles were down 25% from a year earlier.