Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen a sharp increase in the ye ol’ Death of the Console/PC articles being posted by all the usual suspects on the internet. Of course it started with Motley Fool, then Yahoo of course, and then some more financial sites quickly followed. I just read a new one today posted by Bloomberg:
This bloomberg article was quite a gem, as it was using the classic “expert” tool of cherry picking statistics that were not pertinent to the argument the author was trying to make, all the while trying to sound like they knew what they were talking about. You’ll see my reply in the comments section that touches on what I’m about to say, and it’s along the same lines of my previous blog post. If you research who the author’s are of these ridiculous articles, they usually are all coming from people or websites who specialize in the Financial sector. Stocks, investments, analysts, etc. If you dig a little deeper you’ll begin to see what their common thread is, and then it all makes sense. All of these people are all pushing the Mobile Games/Apps or Cloud solutions as the next big thing. The worst culprit of this is Motley Fool, and as you can see from my previous blog, were funded by groups that are heavily vested in the success of mobile gaming and apps.
The moral of the story is, you can ignore all of these foolio’s that keep trying to make their vision of a world dominated by mobile games come true. They are the typical greedy Wall Street types trying to game the system, in an industry where they have no idea what they are talking about. So please, ill-informed authors and purveyors of ignorance, keep pumping out these ridiculous articles, and the gaming community will keep right on laughing at you.