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Saturday, December 24, 2005
Duh: The reporting in the Wall Street Journal is usually really good. However, this [subscription required] has got to be the most stupid statement I've seen in any report on the new Xbox 360 and its effects on the videogame industry.


The new Xbox 360 has been a big hit for Microsoft Corp. this season -- but for now, it's also contributing to pain in the games industry.

The reason: Supplies of the new videogame console have been short, and many consumers have held off buying games for it until they can get one next year. [emphasis added]


Is it really any surprise that consumers wouldn't buy videogames for a console they don't own?

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Next thing you know, they'll complain that people aren't lining up to buy their advance tickets for the Mars tour.
 
Is it any surprise? Maybe for NYT reporters.
 
Thats not the point of the article. The point is there are people who own an original xbox or PS2 who are not buying games for those systems because they are waiting for a 360. I'm not going to buy 3 ps2 games for my nephews when I know that they are waiting on getting a 360 in early January. But I'm also not gonna buy them 360 games before they even own the system. And this isn't new. there is always a slowdown in the gaming industry when the industry is shifting from one generation to the next.
 
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