GameStop (NYSE:GME) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) ended the previous generation of console gaming on completely different trajectories. The game retailer limped to the finish line, as GameStop had to endure a brutal stretch of quarterly sales declines while new gaming devices exploded in popularity.

Mr. Softy's Xbox 360, meanwhile, outsold rivals over that time period and established itself as the console to beat heading into the next generation. But could these two companies see dramatically different results in this generation? In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos and analyst Blake Bos discuss GameStop's and Microsoft's quickly shifting gaming prospects.

The relevant video segment can be found between 1:35 and 4:20.

Blake Bos owns shares of Microsoft and GameStop. Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos owns shares of Activision Blizzard. The Motley Fool recommends Activision Blizzard. The Motley Fool owns shares of Activision Blizzard, GameStop, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.