Why Steam Box and SHIELD May Cause the Death of Consoles as We Know Them

An interesting postulate, if initially reaching far too far, but well-worded!

The more I think about it, the more I think that NVIDIA and Valve may be attempting to deliver a two-punch knockout that could clean the clocks of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

Gamers have become used to a business model where the next challenger in the console wars is always another console. That may no longer be the case: The next challenger is not a console but an open platform anyone can build a console for. That’s a totally different proposition, one the existing platforms have never encountered before. And it’s growing out of a platform that already has over 50 million existing users.

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