Is Console Gaming Over?

David Ferrigno, CEO of DISCover, explains why he thinks PCs will take over the living room

In 1994, console gaming was viewed by most as "a fad." During the early part of my 14-year tenure in the gaming industry—most of which, until recently, I spent on the console side—I heard from financial analysts adnauseum that the Internet and PC would soon wipe out console gaming. Console gaming ignored analysts' ominous predictions and quickly became their own multi-billion dollar industry. PC gaming was left in its wake. Walk into nearly any American "Living Room" over the past 20 years and you will find four electronic devices: a stereo, a television, DVD/VHS player and a game console. You most certainly would not have found a PC. It was too expensive and too difficult to use for entertainment purposes.

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