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Thoughts on the brewing next-gen console war?

June 13, 2013 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: SNE , MSFT , NTDOY

I wanted to spur some discussion about the brewing next-gen console war, and how Sony is winning right now (but probably not for the long run) because Nintendo and Microsoft have sunk themselves in the public eye. Consumers in this country subscribe to a groupthink. They back whatever their peers and advice columnists approve of and rebel against what others disapprove of. Both Nintendo and Microsoft have suffered huge PR defeats with the Wii U and Xbox One, respectively. I'm not well versed on the gaming industry anymore but for Nintendo, there are claims they're not keeping up with current trends and lacking third party developer support, and with Microsoft, their DRM, "always online", and used game policies are causing a lot of distress.  [more]

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