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Stiq Figures, March 11  17 GDC 1999 edition
With GDC coming up this week, we're looking back at the keynote address of GDC 1999, delivered by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. Watching the talk on the GDC Vault site, it's interesting to hear the ways Miyamoto discusses the concepts of game design from nearly 14 years ago. Comparing his vision of the industry's future with the reality of today's struggles and triumphs is fascinating, and makes for a great palate cleanser heading into this week's conference.

3DS LL: 47,985 [UP] 8,184 (20.56%)
Vita: 36,028 [DOWN] 27,553 (43.34%)
3DS: 21,454 [UP] 247 (1.16%)
PS3: 20,676 [UP] 1,109 (5.67%)
PSP: 12,721 [DOWN] 5,302 (29.42%)
Wii U: 9,539 [UP] 85 (0.90%)
Wii: 1,323 [DOWN] 40 (2.93%)
Xbox 360: 543 [DOWN] 195 (26.42%)

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