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DFC: Microsoft, Nintendo have "golden opportunity"

Blake Snow

DFC game analysts continue to explore the industry ramifications if Sony fails to deliver on its PS3 promise. From the article: "[T]wo things are clear: 1) the high price of the PlayStation 3 is going to slow overall industry growth, especially for software and 2) if Sony does not change its current strategy for the PS3 the system will probably end up in third place in installed base. Microsoft and Nintendo have been handed that golden opportunity and both companies have a chance to make their systems the market leader."

The article notes that the console remains the largest segment in the gaming market but "its importance is clearly declining." This suggests that companies with diversified gameplay offerings are poised for better long-term success. Joystiq's internal analyst declined comment citing spite for not receiving a golden ticket himself.

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