Tuesday, April 26, 2005
WSJ.com - Who's Going to Win The Living-Room Wars?
The Wall Street Journal had a good overview of the battle for the living room (WSJ.com - Who's Going to Win The Living-Room Wars?). While they provide a nice high-level view of the world, I think they missed a couple of key points. First, the Network gear companies are also targeting this space by offering peripherals that leverage the PC but bring the content to other distribution points throughout the home (no need for a $2000 PC tied to every television). Secondly, the Game Console are in a very good position to own the living room as well. Granted, Sony & Microsoft are covered in the story but not specifically their game-console-as-trojan-horse strategies.