Why is every game company going down now ?

#1Edouard_kerooPosted 7/30/2011 3:57:43 PM
Sure everyone has eyes on Nintendo because of spectacular decisions but EA, Sega, Sony among other are also in trouble, is this because we're on the end of a cycle or because gamers habits are changing greatly ?
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#2cheeseyrox2Posted 7/30/2011 3:58:50 PM
Bad trends started by this generation are taking a toll on the gaming industry.
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#3Edouard_keroo(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2011 4:05:35 PM
But what could these trends be ? social gaming, apple model market, piracy ?
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#4Wynters387Posted 7/30/2011 4:06:55 PM
They're all dropping to parallel the world governments
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#5TheSPPPosted 7/30/2011 4:13:29 PM
Because gaming on things like iPhones is becoming the next big thing, presumably.
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#6pikachupwnagePosted 7/30/2011 4:14:42 PM
combination of piracy, phone gaming(which is worthless) and the ecomnomy in most the world being in bad shape.
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#7HitagiPosted 7/30/2011 4:16:34 PM
Markets change. Companies that fail to adapt get left behind.
#8DarkAdonis123Posted 7/30/2011 5:28:53 PM
I've passed on buying a lot of different games because they seemed like half the game for $60 then you're bled for the rest of it as dlc at $10 a pop. That's certainly a bad trend that was set by this console generation.

Regardless of higher development costs, it the consumer feels ripped off or squeezed when they actually do buy a game, their not going to buy as often.
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#9w00dm4nPosted 7/30/2011 5:54:01 PM
because every one is buying the same game each year and if you dont like this years version of EA FPS, Microsoft FPS , Sony FPS, Activision FPS or Valve FPS you have...
nothing really,everything else that's a "must buy" is on a 1 1/2 to 2 year cycle such as Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed or Bioshock

from what i can tell Nintendo gets hit the hardest for "making the same game" but does it the least .