we've heard before and something that THQ boss Brian Farrell explained a couple years back, dividing the current cycle into three distinct sub-cycles: handheld, Wii and another group of Xbox 360 with PS3.
Brown's issue had more to do with pricing, noting that half the PS2's sales occurred after the console hit $150, which the PS3 at $300 is nowhere close to. Comparing it to the last console cycle, Brown doesn't feel pricing has come down to where the publisher would have expected it to. Given the amount of investment required in the current round of HD gaming, it's unlikely we'll see publishers wanting to invest heavily into whatever's next -- especially in this economy.
[Via IndustryGamers]EA: 'Sharp and distinct' console transition unlikely originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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