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GAME Digital: How the cyclical console release pattern is stifling GAME’s growth

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The video game industry across the West is incredibly cyclical, with regular console releases every seven to eight years providing very large revenues to major players and carrying them through the period in-between releases. However a shift in the console market, with console developers choosing to release completely new consoles at a slower rate and instead releasing interim consoles (such as Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro), has hurt GAME Digital, a company only recent out of administration. It’s profit warning announced on June 30, the result of Nintendo’s decision to prioritize… Read more

Innovation remains the name of the game for Microsoft’s Xbox 360

  Innovation has been central to Microsoft’s success since entering the video games industry in 2001 and if the company’s keynote presentation at the recent E3 expo in Los Angeles is anything to go by, it will form the cornerstone of the Xbox’s success for the foreseeable future. At the same expo last year, rival games console manufacturer Nintendo unveiled its eighth generation console and successor to the extremely popular Wii, the Wii U. Nintendo’s latest machine, which is slated to hit the shelves in Q4 2012, features a revolutionary… Read more