Are we gonna experience another video game market crash?

Are we gonna experience another video game market crash?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes
    the tech bubble burst and companies cant just recklessly overhire. ESG and DEI funding is a dried up well now and "line must go up" mentality is causing companies to collapse.
    looking forward to the industry imploding and regulation coming in to prevent the corporate greed that enabled it to begin with...

    ... it wont happen.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Market won't crash because outside forces are pumping so much money into the big companies that they don't even need to sell games to make a profit. Even if they say a game itself lost money, they already made all of it back.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a new crash?
    No, unfortunately. The layoffs aren't related to performance or sales as much as they are to macroeconomic shit like interest and tax rates. A lot of these companies doing layoffs are posting 'better than expected' performance in their quarterly financial calls with shareholders anyway.

    What could absolutely cause a crash would be if the market gets overloaded by games once AI gets robust enough to let anyone just shit out a game over a weekend. That kind of saturation is what contributed to the crash in the 80s, too.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
    Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
    Into the blue again, after the money's gone
    Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No where near enough, all major studios should be shutdown, there should be laws passed that make it impossible for trannies and women to work in video games or on any social media, all the past diversity workforce should be deported to the third world, then we can talk about the last decade of demoralization and rabid anti-white/anti-male propaganda that was meant to destroy western countries from within

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's hoping.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. They'll get bailed out because "muh china" or someshit.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gaming is completely oversaturated, millions of games exist. If people stopped making video games tomorrow I wouldn't care.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No because nothing ever happens.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The reason the market crashed once is because games were physical and relied on trust to get self space and people trusted the quality of the games on display as it was very hard to get proper reviews.
    Now you have infinite spaces with infinite games and 0 trusts in anything because npcs buy games like candies based on whatever is at the top of the chart this week

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people are getting laid off because of AI making most roles redundant. Gaming companies as a whole are doing better than ever

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All tech industry is laying off people why are people so focused on gaming?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are only 2 ways in which I could ever see the market crash and they are pretty unlikely at the moment. One would be the basic
    >every company just leaves the market because some other venue is better and no one is left in the market
    >no more consoles are being made and Steam shuts down
    Absolute nonsense scenario but it would destroy the market. The other scenario would be AI reaching the point that it can generate entire games for you in an instant and ALL the big names deciding to use that technology, leading to nothing but AI slop being on the market. That would be the closest you could get to the terrible situation during the original crash, with all games just being cheap copies of other games but with different names and highly anticipated games also being complete ass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah people really dont understand the context of the original crash. Literally no one was buying video games. Like if video game revenue went down to 0, then yes it would crash. Companies you dont like making billions is not a crash

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You mean the western video game market.
    And BOI all those news left such a smile on my face.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm no expert but people have been talking about AAA collapsing under it's own weight for what must be over a decade now. The numbers just don't make sense anymore. All this crap costs too much and takes too long to make

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, what's important is that the industry is no longer making content for straight white men. That must be why everything is so great.

      Correct; something can't "collapse" when it's literally part of global infrastructure. These layoffs are just normal business practice.

      All tech industry is laying off people why are people so focused on gaming?

      Ganker - Video Games

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, there won't be a crash. Just more generic slop that manages to pull in hundreds of millions of dollars. The companies' revenues have not gone down.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >crash
    None of the big brands wants to actually make games, they just want the money. Story of the last 20 years.
    It's actually amazing that the good will from the customers is still gushing.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is none of you understand why the market crashed in the first place. And how the market now is not in a place where it could crash. Everything, every company is now propped up by billions of dollars from mobile games. They can shit out failure after failure and still have money left over.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Everyone makes fiscally irresponsible decisions for short-term gains from ESG finkbux
    >finkbux dry up
    >left with the consequences of their decisions
    It's not that fricking hard to figure out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >finkbux dry up
      I fail to see this.

      The problem is none of you understand why the market crashed in the first place. And how the market now is not in a place where it could crash. Everything, every company is now propped up by billions of dollars from mobile games. They can shit out failure after failure and still have money left over.

      Exactly; back in the '70s, video game companies were speculative startups trying to move ROM chips as complimentary goods to weird appliances weird people plugged into their TV's. THAT'S a bubble. Noe every game is funded by the same 5 companies that already own everything. You may as well talk of an "Internet crash" or "semiconductor crash" or "food crash".

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    make bad product, bad product doesn't sell
    HOW COULD CAPITALISM DO THIS
    we should keep our jobs even if no one buys our products
    WE NEED TO PUSH homosexualRY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
    how else will we destroy western countries from within, if we don't keep pumping out demoralzing propaganda towards men

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't you see nintendo's sales? Mario Kart 8 has sold over 60 fricking million copies, several million over the last year alone.
    No, we're not going to see a """crash""".

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is not a crash. It's a retraction back to normalcy after the money printing from the covid era.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's mostly hitting the useless fluff, the "diversity-inclusion-equity" bullcrap at this point.

    There will be no market crash, but the streets of California may turn even worse within short notice.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Purely socioeconomic factors.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, video games are too big to fail now
    It's now a need that large portion of population has, it will never crash as long as the games are not completely garbage like they were before

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AND YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF, WELL HOW DID WE GET HERE?

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends what you mean. Over-all? No. The "normal game" market? Yes.
    Console, PC, Switch, etc. will all decline. No, it has nothing to do with the devs or publishers. It has everything to do with the audience. That audience is only there to soak in some of the glory of the audience that left, that undeniable vitality they have.
    Of course, that audience has gone to gacha and will never come back. And gacha is too expensive for the turd world and various lepers of the first world to come to. So it goes. Gacha is the monarchical medium of games. The old model became communism.

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