Sessler Tackles the Question of Only One Console in this Week's Soapbox

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Posted on January 17, 2008, Ron Whitaker Sessler Tackles the Question of Only One Console in this Week's Soapbox

As you may recall, David Jaffe joined the folks who’ve been calling for a single, unified console platform, making the hue and cry sufficient to get Adam Sessler talking about the idea on his weekly Soapbox piece.

I tend to agree with a lot of the points that Adam makes in this piece, especially where he says that competition between the console manufacturers is a good thing. If we reduce the field of consoles down to one, whether it’s a a conglomerate production or not, that competition is completely removed. What possible motive for innovation could a company have if there’s no competition to drive them towards it?

I do believe that the quality of games overall would increase, simply because developers could become intimately familiar with one piece of hardware, and then wring the very best they could out of it.

However, in the long run, a unified console would be, at least in my mind, a profound loss for gamers everywhere.

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