Tamasi’s sentiments were shared during an interview wit PC PowerPlay where he believes that companies such as Sony and Microsoft do not have the kind of resources or economies of scale to invest into making better graphic cards, at least not compared to dedicated companies such as NVIDIA. “NVIDIA spends 1.5 billion US dollars per year on research and development in graphics, every year, and in the course of a console’s lifecycle we’ll spend over 10 billion dollars into graphics research […] Sony and Microsoft simply can’t afford to spend that kind of money. They just don’t have the investment capacity to match the PC guys; we can do it thanks to economy of scale, as we sell hundreds of millions of chips, year after year.”
What do you guys think? Will it come to that point in time where consoles such as the PlayStation and Xbox will no longer be needed?
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