Tl;DR (since most gamers are not the most literate people):
- Sales are down 11% but are still above pre-pandemic levels
- Not only are gamers buying less hardware and software but are spending less time on their consoles
This is a great. The only way to get the attention of greedy amoral corporations is to hit them in the pocketbook. Nothing captures their full attention span more effectively than declining revenue. This will have less effect on Microsoft since their gaming division is a nice to have but a much bigger effect on Sony since gaming is vital to their overall bottom line.
The only way to effect meaningful change in the industry is for gamers to buy and play less. Will it stick? Will gamers expand their pathetic lives beyond pushing plastic buttons to make something move on a computer screen? We will see.
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