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...

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