Reality Bytes: Twilight of the games console?

Tastes have changed over the last 12 months. Kids are now asking for iPads or tablets instead of Nintendo's DS or Sony's PS Vita, writes Adrian Weckler.

24th February, 2013
Games consoles -- once hailed as the height of electronic power in our homes -- are seeing their sales fall dramatically each year.

In Ireland, it's almost First Communion time. Along with the new communicants and their families, there is a sector of Irish society which relishes - and relies upon - this time of the year. No, it's not just the shops selling communion finery, it's the electronics merchants.

Next to Christmas, First Communion time has come to represent the single biggest sales period for those selling games consoles, video games and other gadgets.

But tastes have...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago