The International Data Corporation has composed a report that suggests that Wii U will be a key turning point in the games industry’s future. IDC expects the console market to bounce back in 2012 mainly due to the emergence of Wii U.
“I expect that the launch of the Wii U, a revamped interactive entertainment console from Microsoft in the 2014 timeframe, and the arrival of Sony’s ‘PS4’ circa 2015 – along with more than a few exclusive, innovative games – will help drive a new wave of console-centric spending in the next several years”
“Total console hardware and disc-based software revenues are on track to slide a few percent in 2011 compared to 2010. But prognostications that consoles have peaked as a product category are premature.”