I've always been a console gamer, with my weapon of choice being the Sony
Mobile and social gaming is endangering console gaming; Apple's
Instead of purchasing expensive hardware to render, store, and deliver content, players can consider new entrants in the sector, like OnLive, who do all the heavy lifting and only serve up the end result, streamed to the user's machine.
Bricks-and-mortar retailer GameStop
Gaming pioneer Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) has mostly ignored the trend while it recently posted a catastrophic quarterly revenue decline of more than 50%. Ever notice that Mario has never jumped into iOS? Investors have, too. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has said that the company will only make games for its own hardware under his watch, which has frustrated investors who have driven the stock down more than 40% this year alone. According to market research company NPD Group, July retail sales of video game systems and software fell 26% from last year.
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