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ANALYSIS E3 highlights blockbuster games, surge of console interest

By June 13, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

Electronic Entertainment Expo announcements indicate console-doomsayers were wrong

By Peter Nowak

Activision chief executive Eric Hirshberg can’t help but look a little self-satisfied when asked about some of the dire predictions made last year regarding video game consoles being a declining business.

“How’d that turn out?” he quips during an interview at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

New consoles from Sony and Microsoft have indeed resoundingly defied those expectations, with both the respective PlayStation 4 and Xbox One selling faster than their predecessors after the first six months of availability.

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