SimplyMonk wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 17:13: I feel if your vision of the consumer and the industry were true, Call of Duty 3 and Black Ops wouldn't of sold half as well. But like we've both said, that is a matter of opinion and my computer science degree doesn't help my case much in matters of economics or sociology.
Bubbles can burst. Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero seemed unstoppable juggernauts once upon a time too. The DS Lite sold umpteen units while the 3DS struggles. The core gaming industry is no longer as concentrated as it was when the last generation started and the casual market is very transient as the Wii has demonstrated. I think you overestimate peoples reliance on videogames for entertainment, we are a society of many distractions these days even more than five years ago.