Current gen consoles “a giant leap backwards,” says ClickZ

By Mike, Monday, 10 November 2008 20:59 GMT

Marketing Company ClickZ has said via its website that Wii, 360 and PS3 are ” a giant leap backwards” in terms of innovation and that due to this creative brick wall consoles could become extinct. Sensible.

“Don’t you see the innovation, the rich graphics, the evolution that Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii are facilitating? I can’t either. Arguably, the consoles have taken a giant leap backwards,” says the site.

“We are entering a future that many in the game industry are still denying and fighting against. We are watching the icon of gaming, the console, quickly and ungraciously bow to the internet. As difficult as it may be to lose our cultural icon of game play, we must. Gaming is undergoing a major transition,” continues the piece.

“Those who have spent time in the game industry are very familiar with the five-year cycle. Every five years, console manufacturers release the next-generation systems. Historically, we have embraced the console’s definitions of next-generation gaming and quickly adapted. But this time, the cycle is much different: the consoles are facing competition and extinction.”

More doom and gloom through the link. Thanks, CVG.

By Mike Bowden

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