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[E3 2016] How Will Iterative Consoles Change Market Share?

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As long as there have been rumors of the amount of horsepower Microsoft’s Project Scorpio boasts, I’ve seen interpretations that it is a response to the power gap that exists between the Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. This sentiment seems to have intensified since Microsoft pretty much confirmed everything about Scorpio at E3. I’m not completely sure if addressing that power discrepancy is actually going to solve all Microsoft’s problems. Furthermore, if console manufacturers move towards the iterative upgrade model Scorpio is trying to initiate, then it might change the way market share shifts in the console industry. Continue reading

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Examining Iterative Hardware: The Game Boy Color

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Because I like talking about this subject and speculating  about the future, I want to bring up what I think was a pretty good example of a piece of iterative gaming hardware that was successful despite having a limited time in the limelight: the Game Boy Color. Continue reading

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Iterative Consoles, Hardware Sales, and Installed Bases

ZhugeEX, who has been a good source of video game market and sales information, just posted a massive blog post about why he thinks the game console market needs to switch to an evolutionary model. It touches on some of the same points I did in my recent post, but adds some numbers to back it up. I think it highlights two things that are happening to the console market. Continue reading

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