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30 years on, do you think the Gaming crash of 1983 could happen again?

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2 years ago#1
Gaming Crash II: Electric Boogaloo - Results (1096 votes)
The Crash will happen again, mostly due to bad games
18.07% (198 votes)
The crash will happen again, due to too many consoles
4.38% (48 votes)
The crash might happen again... I think it could
27.19% (298 votes)
I doubt it will happen again
17.79% (195 votes)
There's a slim chance it will....
11.04% (121 votes)
Nah, that's impossible in today's market.
21.53% (236 votes)
This poll is now closed.
For those not in the know:

In short: The industry crashes because there are too many crappy games on the market, and too many consoles. People lose trust, stop buying, stocks go down and all that.

It gets better ~2 years later with the NES, Nintendo revives the market, and then the last 30 years happened.

I've seen people think it could happen again, but I think it's too big to sink.
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2 years ago#2
I doubt it. Almost enough to say it's impossible, but not quite enough.
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2 years ago#3
Nope. Video games were a niche back them. They are bigger than movies now. It won't happen.
2 years ago#4
As long as there 3 big console manufacturers it won't, and probably Nintendo will stop being one of them soon.
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2 years ago#5
Too much money to be had in gaming now. No way that just dries up unless there's some catastrophic crash that affects numerous different markets.
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2 years ago#6
Nintendo is the least in danger of having to give up manufacturing consoles.
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2 years ago#7
Lets see: a game like GTA 5 costs ~ U$ 200,000 to make. Then it makes U$1,000,000,000 from sales IN A WEEK.

Yup, I see the gaming crash happening soon. :p

Seriously though, gaming has been almost as strong as Hollywood nowdays; We now have MANY gaming companies, and they are being more careful when creating their games. While we ARE still getting some crappy games, there are more good games than crappy ones.

We have Steam and Origin making PC gaming more accessible, games are now a LOT cheaper than they where in the early '80, the companies doing consoles now have more control in what gets released in their machines, etc. And now, companies actually do invest millions of dollars when creating their games. Gaming is just too strong, too many people are now involved in this market.

Also, It should be noted that 1983 was not a GAMING crash. It was more like a CONSOLE CRASH. PC gaming didn't really suffered anything from this crash, and was in fact getting some neat games every year.
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2 years ago#8
I think several companies will be culled but I don't see a full blown, games are dead for several years, crash. Console-wise, I think all 3 will be fine.
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2 years ago#9
there's a slim chance but I wish it does happen.
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2 years ago#10
Gojak_v3 posted...
They are bigger than movies now.

They're not quite that big, but they're not small either.
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