Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The Battle of the Boxes
I'm also surprised that Sony actually allowed Microsoft to get a year's lead (= 10 million users) on this! Microsoft, on the other hand, seems to have a good plan in place to maintain the lead, with its typical but intelligent strategy of employing network effects in its favor: it plans to link gaming to Windows PCs and mobile phones. It would be interesting to see which way these "boxes" are headed.
The is an article in the Wall Street Journal that implies the PCs aren't yet out of the gaming market yet. They call out Dell's acqusition of Alienware and their subsequent integration Alienware designs into the Dell XPS as an example of the PC trying to make in roads back into the gaming space.
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