This article first appeared on Politico.com.
The biggest problem with most gaming consoles is the lack of a full game library, says Tom Visconti, a veteran game industry analyst and founder of the Game Awards.
“That’s where the games are,” he says.
“And that’s where they’ve really struggled.”
The biggest games in history are still available for download, but you have to pay a monthly subscription to access them.
Viscontis also believes the console generation will end.
“There will be a generation of gamers that will just not buy these games,” he said.
“It’s a real problem.”
The best thing to do is to get into a console’s library and start playing, he says, as long as it is not too old.
“You have to find something that’s just fun to play.
It’s not the kind of game you want to play when you’re just about to go to bed.”
Viscons is not alone in his concern.
He says it is hard to find a good-quality game library because consoles are designed for the Internet age.
“They’re designed to play in a way that’s not so great for online play,” he explains.
Vicarious Visions, a popular developer of first-person shooters, is also planning to abandon consoles.
“We’re not going to make any more consoles,” said Jeff Siegel, the company’s president and chief executive officer.
“This is a huge deal.
We want to be very clear about that.”
But many other companies are also planning retire consoles and other old consoles.
Microsoft has said it is considering the retirement of its Xbox One, which it sold to Sony in November for $500 million.
The company has said that it will continue to produce games for its Windows-based Xbox consoles.
Sony is expected to announce its next-generation PlayStation console at the end of the year.
Siegel says he expects the PlayStation to feature a much more powerful graphics chip than the Xbox, as well as more storage.
But he says he does not expect the PS4 to be as expensive as the Xbox One.
Sony will also not make any new consoles based on its PlayStation 4 console, which was unveiled last week.
“The only reason we’re not doing something like this is because it’s not practical for us,” he told CNBC.
“But there are a lot of companies out there that are doing this.
There are a ton of companies that are interested in doing it.”
Siegel said that Sony’s decision to retire its PlayStation consoles is “completely a reflection of the times.”
“When I first heard that Sony was considering it, I was pretty skeptical because I thought we were just a year away from seeing the PS5 or PS6 or PS7,” he explained.
“Now, that’s sort of been proven to be true.”
Sony has been selling consoles since the 1980s, and it has sold more than 40 million consoles since its first console, the PlayStation.
Siegel says that Sony is not planning to make a big investment in any new console this year.
“We’re trying to keep the company that’s still around and focus on the current console that we have right now,” he noted.
Siegler said that he would not be surprised if Sony was forced to retire a number of its current consoles, including the PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, PS6, and PS7.
“It’s kind of like, you know, you get a new car, and you don’t drive it, and that’s your problem,” he recalled.
“Then you go to a dealership and buy another car, but that car has all the parts that you just had, and now you’re stuck with it.
It was just like that.”
Siegelman is not the only one who has raised concerns about the potential for a console retirement.
“People are going to be so upset because they don’t have the choice,” he added.
“When I say they’re going to feel it, they’ll feel it and they’ll go out and buy a new console.
It doesn’t matter if they’re doing it for a living, or if they are going on vacation.
People are going and they’re buying.”
Vicor Gaming, a game development company based in Portland, Oregon, is the developer of the popular game, “BattleBlock Theater.”
“I would definitely want a console that was a lot better than it is now, but I wouldn’t want to get my hands on it,” Vicor CEO Greg Clark said in a statement.
“I don’t think the console that will be released this year will be the best console we’ve ever made.
But I do think it will be great.
It’ll be a great console that people will play and love.”
Clark says he is “extremely confident” that he can make a console like the PS3 or Xbox One because he has spent years working on