With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now available in stores, some people are wondering just how successful the next-generation of game systems will be. But Take-Two Interactive chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has no doubt – they’ll be successful.
Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2013 Technology Conference the previous evening, Strauss stated, “It appears that – and this is largely anecdotal but tablets are a good example – all these new iterations of more and more exciting hardware seem to have picked up in velocity generationally compared to five or 10 years ago.”
“But if we had a big market meltdown, for example, a repeat of 2008 and 2009 in three years, or two years, or two minutes, that would influence it. But if this economy stays on this track, yeah, I feel good about it,” concluded Strauss.
Take-Two has been quiet in terms of releases for next-gen systems, but Strauss did state, “If I said we had a title called Steven’s Life In Elementary School next October and I told you it was going to sell 20 million units, what credibility could that possibly have New intellectual property is a risky business.”