Phil Harrison, the man who launched the original Sony PlayStation console and later because president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, recently offered his vision of the future of gaming to Edge Magazine. And Harrison sees Apple as ground zero of future game industry growth.
At this trajectory, if you extrapolate the market-share gains that they are making, forward for ten years – if they carry on unrestrained in their growth, then there’s a pretty good chance that Apple will be the games industry.
Asked to explain, Harrison says his prediction is based on Apple’s understanding of “the end-to-end shopping experience:” devices, visibility of games on the platform, and ease of acquiring and loading those games through the App Store. He says that it “has been so elegantly built by Apple and they will continue to refine it.”
Phil Harrison on the future | Edge Magazine