Lessons Learned from CD-i

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Back in the mid ’90’s, CD-i wanted to become the in-home media center: music, movies, and games. Granted lack of games was a killer, but it has been reported that the company realized it needed to focus on games if it were to succeed, but it was too late. They went out in 1996.

Is PS3 and Xbox taking the same route in trying to become the all-in-one home media center? Granted I’m not saying they’ll fail like the Philips box, but the all-in-one strategy has it’s obstacles. Do consumers really want an all-in-one system? The only reason I’m buying a Revolution is for the games. Period. I think the same holds true with those who will purchase the PS3 or 360. What do you think?