With all the hype around the Wii U, you're probably wondering if this is a good time to invest in Nintendo (NTDOY), or any gaming company for that matter.

An investor might reason that GameStop has much to gain from sales of the Wii U consoles, games and accessories. Then, as the Wii U hype dies down, we can look forward to the release of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's new Xbox in late 2013, if the rumors are true. And surely, you might think, the releases would be a boost to game designers such as Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive Software...

These speculations quickly open you up to a large debate about the future of gaming companies. Mainly, is the gaming console dying? And can low-cost mobile gaming competitors like Zynga ever turn big profits?


Sophisticated investors argue for both sides of the debates. Without subjecting any interested party to the pages of analysis, consider the following infographic by Kapitall. It presents both sides of the debate and stock picks that can help you trade the trends.

The article Infographic: Is the Console Dying? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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