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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