Playfish: Consoles May Became Niche In Two Years

Playfish chief executive Kristian Segerstrale believes that the current generation will struggle to cope with the change in gameplay styles required in the next two years.

Segerstrale believes that demand is shifting towards social games such as the ones offered by facebook and that the isolated and expensive nature of consoles prohibits them from competing in this market.

"I think that games consoles - while they might be an important part of the industry now - might become niche in the next couple of years.," he said. "It's not at all clear if it even makes sense to deliver this type of gaming on a home console."

"The challenge is, no matter how social you try to make a console not everybody has one. Not all your real world friends will have the same console as you do. No matter how social you make it you will only reach, if you like, vertically. You will only reach your friends who have an Xbox 360," Segerstrale explained.

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Playfish: Consoles May Became Niche In Two Years

I think they were pretty drunk when making this statement. Gaming is one of the many things that will never die, not even in the future. It just like life, when you try to end it, it will just keep going, the same goes for gaming, when you try to end it, it just keeps going on and on and on. I must say, they really need a scientist to make these statements believable, only then would people even care a little bit about these statements of them... I must say, Facebook is even more dangerous for someone then gaming, so good game playfish, I wish you were bankrupted a year ago...

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Playfish: Consoles May Became Niche In Two Years

Lay off the drugs and the happy thoughts... consoles have been around for the last 25+ years... Facebook and MySpace is the niche right now and would be lucky to be aroundin two years... My grandmother and parents are on Facebook... Anyone else see that episode of Southpark? Two words... Alabama Man. This guy is only saying this to make his business venture seem more real then it is.

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