"The Great Crash" (not to be confused with this great Crash) shook the fledgling games industry to its very core. Seemingly overnight, the market shriveled up. Companies collapsed, stores shuttered, and arcades became aren't-cades. It was a dark time, indeed. Luckily, that could never happen again, right? (Pretend you haven't read the title of this thread when asking that question.) GamesIndustry International The report goes on to note that a majority of the game-playing public do their game-playing on PCs today. This is a far cry from 2008, where the majority relied on consoles for their gaming fix. So, is this report an accurate foretelling of dangers to come, or merely sensationalist doomsaying? Yes.