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Activision Boss Wants Video Game Consoles Replaced by PCs


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212w ago - Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has spoken out against dedicated videogame consoles, claiming that his company could be making significantly more money on open platforms like the PC.

To quote: Speaking to the [Register or Login to view links], Kotick claims that 60 percent of Xbox Live users are there "principally because of Call of Duty," and that Activision doesn't see a fair share of the money from it.

Kotick described closed console networks as "walled gardens," and said that his company would "very aggressively" support PC manufacturers such as Dell and HP in any efforts to produce gamer-friendly PCs that plug directly into televisions, creating the opportunity for Activision to open an online network of its own.

Kotick made similar statements to The Wall Street Journal last month, claiming at the time that only 30 percent of the company's profits come from console games.



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Okiri's Avatar
#9 - Okiri - 212w ago
Sounds like he is whining to me and just wants a bigger piece of the pie which = greed in my books.
Greedy people, They want to take over the industry completely, Video Games, first....then The world!!

ih8Jelsoft's Avatar
#8 - ih8Jelsoft - 212w ago
There's exactly one thing he wants from the PC: the ability to charge money to play these games monthly, which XBLA will not allow.

Ding, ding, ding!! We have a winner!

Starlight's Avatar
#7 - Starlight - 212w ago
Sounds like he is whining to me and just wants a bigger piece of the pie which = greed in my books.

tilla's Avatar
#6 - tilla - 212w ago
There's exactly one thing he wants from the PC: the ability to charge money to play these games monthly, which XBLA will not allow.

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#5 - pixilicous - 212w ago
This just makes me laugh so hard..

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