This was the title of an IGN article I just read. http://games.ign.com/articles/122/1220883p1.html The article is somewhat interesting and makes for a few minutes of questioning reading. The comments are , as always mostly pointless. So what I got from the article is that the technology of the future Iphone and the like will basically put console gaming into the grave. This is an interesting thought. But I think the numbers they get this idea from are not being looked at correctly. This is just my opinion based on what I know of the gaming and Iphone (the latter being "Not a lot"). My girlfriend enjoys playing games on Facebook and those sorts of free games, which look like they could be fun if thats your thing. My son spends a huge amount of time on his Iphone. When my girl wants to play a "Real game" she will load up some form of strategy or puzzle game which she purchased. When my boy wants to play a "Real Game" he sits on his PS3 and fires up something like Battlefield or COD. This is where I think the numbers are wrong, you see while my g/f plays facebook type and Hidden Object games, she's not a console gamer anyway. So if (and there has been) there is a console in the house and the computer exploded, she would still not play the console. My boy on the other hand would die without either the Console or the Iphone. Me? I have my PC and have less interest than I should in buying another Console.... but likely will in the next 6 months. 3 people 2 Gamers 2 consoles bought 2 of each game. This while I still buy on PC and he still plays on Iphone. My point is, the Iphone and "Free Play" gamers are either not Console gamers and would not buy a console for themselves even if they didn't have the free play etc. Or they own a console and talk on their Iphone about how awesome the match they just had on their console was. Those who simply game and have little else to do with technology like me, may or may not buy consoles but most likely will. Surely console sales are going up with each generation? The sales and use of Iphones and Facebook free play games isn't having anywhere near as much effect on console gaming as they make out. Who the hell is going to be a COD fanboy and drop his Xbox360 or PS3 and play on his phone? or play farmville instead? Ahuh, ain't happening. The decline is sales is just a downer, for the last 3 decades , Computer and Console gaming wars have raged. The new consoles come out and blow away any computer any normal person can afford, then a year later computer technology starts creeping up until average joe can afford a computer just as or more powerful than the latest Console. Then a few years goes by and computer gamers increase. A few more years and the new consoles come out and the cycle begins again. It's just part of the cycle, I've been watching it happen and been a part of it for the last 30 years. Consoles will never die because the gamers who don't use computers will always want to have a console on a big screen TV with 7.1 surround. Computers will never die because they offer so much more, just talking about gaming. The cycle will continue and this debate will rear it's ugly head every few years. All we have to do to keep both alive is keep gaming, I don't think I'm giving up any time soon.... how about you?