Sources: NPD Group, via Twice
quote: Consumers have taught console makers that tons of R&D isn't worth the risk. Developers have made clear they don't want to learn complex new things, they want familiar hardware. So now we get slightly modified PCs. Minimal R&D is required for the console makers, familiar hardware for developers, everyone's happy now right?
quote: "A New Gaming Golden Age - Overall hardware sales rose to $187M USD for the month..."
quote: "Downloadable content on consoles, smartphone games, and social network gaming continues to be a massive lucrative, but poorly understood channels."