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Sony’s announcement that the PS4 and Vita will be used in a
similar method to the Wii U’s gamepad is exciting and shows the versatility of
the PS4. This is big news because
it is a new interface option for the PS4 and might increase the sales and
Vita’s market share. It also opens
the door to dual screen gaming even more.
Being a big fan of the Wii U’s gamepad I think dual screen gaming and
new interfaces like this are the future for gaming.
analyst Rick Sherlund argued that Microsoft should get rid of either the
XBOX or Bing to increase revenues.
Stating that there is, "Pressure Building to Realize Greater
Shareholder Value." This
highlights the negative mood Wall Street as a whole is having towards gaming
this coming generation. If you are
a gamer and have some interest in investing in the stock market buy some stock,
you are more capable than any of the analyst out there because you know the
industry from the ground level and you read what’s going on first hand, not
from an outsider perspective.
It is doubtful that Microsoft will sell off the XBOX because
they just invested a Billion dollars into XBOXone
game development. This is
exciting for any XBOX fan, since exclusives have always been the reason
consoles sell the way they do.
AMD the manufacturer of the XBOXone’s internals netted
$3 billion on XBOXone alone, but better yet for AMD is that its chipsets
are what is powering every next generation system, including the PS4 and the
Wii U. AMD is looking good! If you want to invest in something that
will grow no matter what bank on AMD.
It’s been a good week for the Wii U, what Nintendo’s
advertisements and PR team couldn’t do for the Wii U; XBOXone’s PR team has
done for them. Amazon is selling
both the PS4 and the Wii U as the worry free systems and sales for the Wii U
have escalated after the XBOXone unveiling.
More good news for the Wii U is in terms of Sega’s support
for the system, and in two weeks we will be able to try out Mario Kart Wii U
and other games at participating Best Buys around the US and Canada.
While Unity users has been relatively quiet about developing
games for consoles, the fact both Sony and Nintendo are supporting self
publishing on their platforms lead me to believe there will be a slew of indie
developers taking advantage of this, especially since the development tools are
free. I think the importance of
Unity has been downplayed; games like Contract Wars and developers such as
American McGee’s Spicy Horse are pushing the envelope on indie developed
Reap What You Sow, get involved and invest in the gaming industry!
Finally this week I wanted to promote the idea of investing
in the game market. There are no better-informed
investors than you gamers when it comes to the Game Industry. You should invest in it because we are
the ones who will reap the outcome of what investments we sow. I’ve laid down a few simple rules to
investing and I hope you will have fun investing in something you are all
Peace out playas!