Team Ninja boss: “Consoles will be around for quite a while”

"Yes, you have those new mediums, but the old guy is still there."

Posted By | On 19th, Oct. 2012

Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi feels that consoles are not going to die out from gaming anytime soon, contrary to what many other people have been saying.

He feels there will be new methods to play games, but that consoles will be around for some time to come.

“I don’t think consoles are going to disappear from gaming,” he said while speaking with Xbox World. “You still have millions of people playing videogames with a controller on a box in front of the TV. Just look at Call of Duty, for example: it’s everywhere. There are millions of people playing it.

“I think people will continue to play games, and as long as the cost of development stays sustainable, and people continue to buy traditional games, then we’ll be here. If only one game sells everything, it will ruin the gaming and console industries completely.

“I think you can compare it to movies. People still go to the cinema after all this time. I don’t know how long cinemas have been around but it’s not like cinemas are completely gone and everyone is watching movies on their TV or smartphone.

“Yes, you have those new mediums, but the old guy is still there – and I think it’s going to be like that with consoles. I think they will be around for quite a while.”

After seeing so many other coveted developers like David Jaffe saying that the next console generation will be the last, it’s nice to see that someone is still sticking up for the “not-so-elite” side of gaming.

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