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Tim Ellis in the KIRO Radio studio. (Erynn Rose Photo)
Tim Ellis in the KIRO Radio studio. (Erynn Rose Photo)

With the E3 video game convention in the books for another year, this week’s GeekWire radio show features a conversation with game writer and number-cruncher Tim Ellis about the state of Nintendo, the resurgence of Sony’s PlayStation franchise, and Microsoft’s strategy shift with the Xbox One, attempting to recapture its momentum.

In a recent post on GeekWire, Ellis made the case that the runaway success of the Nintendo Wii was actually an anomaly for the company, which has otherwise seen a steady decline in unit sales of its home consoles (not including handhelds) since the days of the NES.

The company announced a series of popular titles for the Wii U at E3, but many of the new games won’t be arriving until next year.

Listen to our conversation in the audio player below or directly via this MP3 file.

kiroradioGeekWire airs on KIRO Radio in Seattle (97.3 FM) at 7 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, except when pre-empted by live sports. The show runs every weekend on GeekWire.com. Get every episode using this RSS feed, or subscribe in iTunes. Also search for the show on Stitcher.

Listen to this week’s full episode in the audio player below or directly via this MP3 file.

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