Sony UK boss Fergal Gara has stated that the success for the next generation of videos games is riding on retail. He hopes that the retail space at major retailers won't shrink by the time the next generation starts, because of the push that the industry is going to make.
"Coming down off that 2008 peak has been a steep ride for many and has involved fallout on many levels, not least of all retail," said Gara. "So what we’re seeing is not really a surprise, a bit of a readjustment if you like and it isn’t just happening to the specialists on the High Street. There is a bit of a reappraisal around space and the commitment from other retailers."
"We’d love to see as many of those retailers as possible maintain their interest in servicing the space because clearly down the road many of us are going to be doing our best to give another injection into the market whenever the next cycle starts."