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Team Ninja boss doesn’t think consoles will “disappear from gaming”

Thursday, 18th October 2012 16:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi is of the belief that consoles will continue to have a place in gaming’s future, even with the advent of smartphones, and higher end PCs pushing the marketplace.

Speaking with Xbox World magazine, the Ninja Gaiden boss believes all forms of hardware can co-exist, as long as people continue to embrace video games.

“I don’t think consoles are going to disappear from gaming,” he said. “You still have millions of people playing video games with a controller on a box in front of the TV. Just look at Call of Duty, for example: it’s everywhere. There are millions of people playing it.

“I think people will continue to play games, and as long as the cost of development stays sustainable, and people continue to buy traditional games, then we’ll be here. If only one game sells everything, it will ruin the gaming and console industries completely.”

Hayashi used movie theaters as an example, saying that people still head to the cinema to see a film and not just wait for it to arrive on their smartphone or television.

“Yes, you have new mediums, but the old guy is still there – and I think it’s going to be like that with consoles,” he continued. ” I think they will be around for quite a while.”

Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will release on Vita in early 2013.

Thanks, CVG.

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  1. Mike W

    Nice read, but I think he will disappear from gaming, if he doesn’t fix the ng series

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DreamCleaver

    I think most people go to the cinema because of the superior fidelity, in terms of video and audio. Not only that, but it’s cheaper than buying your own Hi-Fi Surround system and 50″+ HDTV, and there are no angry neighbors banging on your door telling you to keep it down.
    Consoles on the other hand doesn’t provide any superior fidelity at all compared to the PC. The only advantages consoles have over PC is that it’s cheaper and more easy to use. What I’m saying is, I think he’s just generalizing too much and using bad similes.

    I’m talking of my own experience here. I can be wrong, though.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. FeaturePreacher

    I just sure hope Hayashi has learned his lesson and will put the blood back in Ninja gaiden 2. Also, when is VG 247 going to get a comment system that keeps you on the same page where you clicked the logon link?

    #3 2 years ago