Outside the Box: 5 reasons why Google will dominate the next generation of gaming

After Google struggled to make an impact with its YouTube Premium music subscription service last year, will it do any better with its recently announced gaming platform, Stadia? This time the answer is yes. Not only will Google find traction in a very competitive segment, but it should dominate the $135 billion industry at the expense of Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.

Here are the five reasons Alphabet’s Google GOOG, +1.80%GOOGL, +1.88% will win the gaming war.

1. Consoles are the past; streaming is the future

Ever since games stopped being sold on DVDs, the days of the console have been numbered.

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