Ozmodan wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 21:03: The idea that consoles are dead or soon to be is NONSENSE. Ever try to play a game on a pad or a phone? Hilarious at the moment. They are both about 5 years away atm even if you can afford all the data charges. They will not last 7 years though.
Kind of humorous that they say that PC gaming is picking up when a bunch of pundits are running around decrying the death of the pc too.
Now I do agree that the distribution medium will change from disks to download which should cut prices.
Agreed that consoles won't last past this generation. Maybe 2 for Nintendo, who will clutch to what they can. PCs will be irrelevant shortly thereafter. But, since you have more than 3 companies involved they'll just become less and less common, not stop being massively manufactured.