EA's COO Peter Moore recently said something interesting. He claimed that console wars are good for the games industry; that fans love it, that it drives interest in products and it drives investment in products. How do you feel about that? Would you like to live in a one console universe, with no exclusives, no need to buy three pieces of tech that do that same thing, or do you enjoy spending thousands of dollars on different consoles?
On the one hand I understand precisely what Peter Moore is saying: console wars are dramatic, they're fun, they're interesting to write and read about -- but are they really consumer friendly? Wouldn't a single console future be better for consumers and better for business? Less confusion, more money to spend on games.
Think about the way HD-DVD's and Blu Rays stalled until a winner was finally declared on the next generation movie format. Maybe there are millions of lapsed gamers just holding out and we don't even realise it?
What are your thoughts?