"The games business could use a jolt. Total United States retail sales of game hardware and software fell 25 percent to $495.2 million in April from $657.5 million a year earlier, according to estimates by NPD Group, a research firm. That figure does not include the sale of downloadable content over the Internet.Xbox One Enters Changed Gaming Landscape - NYTimes.com
Alex St. John, an entrepreneur who worked on Microsoft’s pre-Xbox game efforts, says he is pessimistic about prospects for gaming consoles.
“They’re coming out with the latest and greatest stone tool,” Mr. St. John said. “The new console that trumps the old console is called the Apple iPad. This generation of kids loves mobile games.”"
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Xbox One Enters Changed Gaming Landscape - NYTimes.com
Final paragraphs from an Xbox One launch recap