Will Gaming Consoles Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

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Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg discusses consumer excitement for gaming consoles with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)


We pulled about 900 people.

People who are hard-core gamers are kind of excited.

There was no excitement beyond that hard-core group.

It is not a good sign.

Did they prefer one or the other?

The playstation was preferred . it is cheaper.

Cost seems to be a bit of an issue.

Ps4 has more for them.

Microsoft had some issues that they had to go back on some policies that were -- do you think microsoft made some mistakes?

They pushed some more of the living room aspects of this device.

They may have missed where the of -- where the initial target is for this christmas.

People are pretty happy with their existing consoles.

The quality of what you get out of the current consoles is pretty good.

It was not a lot of people saying, this will be this massive leap.

They are worried about cost.

How much does this have to do with mobile and the easy access?

We saw that people are engaged with mobile.

For the hard-core gamers, they do prefer the console.

That has eaten into the audience for the more general gaining audience.

They are happier on their mobile.

For playing games, the console is better than mobile.

How much better?

The games are a lot more expensive.

We have talked about the decline of the videogame console.

Is it happening or is it overblown?

One of the things that came through very clear was that wii u was dead.

The highest percentage of people, if they owned a console, owns a wii.

That was -- it came through in the data.

It will be interesting to see what happens with the xbox and the ps fo4. i remember when that wii came out and it was like a colt.

I got one.

Do you think it is possible for one of these companies to put out another piece of hardware that is as innovative and attractive to gamers and hard- core gamers?

Nothing they've seen about these devices has that kind of breakout capacity.

As i --i play video games when i workout in the morning.

But im not in a huge rush to get one and that is probably the case for a lot of people.

What is that safe for companies like zynga -- what does that say for companies like zynga?

Different audiences.

Casual gamers tend to be more female skewing.

It is hard to tease it out from this.

Gaining overall is growing.

A lot more people are playing games.

The market overall is growing.

In mobile, that is where most of the growth is today.

What is your favorite game?

I play basketball.

I am not really good at any of those fast twitch games.

Thank you so much.

Your personal expertise helps

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