End Time For The Games Console

The Consumerist makes the case that it’s going to be over.

Their basic arguments are that it’s:

  • Cost Effective
  • Disc-less
  • Pirate-averse.

I’d also add that:

  • People are interested in multifunction devices.
  • Gaming has spread into multiple venues, “diluting” the idea of a dedicated game console.
  • Game consoles are rushing to be semi-PCs anyway except for the Wii U.

Now let’s talk careers here – what does this mean for game developers?

How many people are ready for this shift, if real?

How many will suddenly have useless skillsets?

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.