In a recent interview with Games Industry, former Activision, Disney and EA executive Mitch Lasky made the claim that consoles have “essentially lost the living room.” It is an interesting thought, when you consider the prevalence of mobile and tablet gaming. Heck, a driving concept behind the Wii U is that it surrenders the living room when someone else wants to watch the TV while someone is gaming.

Even with the significant increase in portable gaming with the Nintendo DS and Sony’s endeavors in the PSP and Vita, have consoles really lost the living room though? Looking at my set-up right now I see a room entirely based around the three consoles connected to the television. What do you think; are consoles losing the living room? Share your thoughts below.

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