05:39 PM - December 17, 2013 by MMChrisS
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Baseball had a great 2013.
A really, really great in the form of record setting revenues of over $8 billion great 2013.
This is important for a couple of reasons. First off, it shows America's Pastime is healthier than ever, with record revenues from amazingly great TV contracts powering the game's finances. Secondly, it shows the game is on a roll as we head into a future with sports video games where it may not be appearing on Microsoft's consoles for awhile.
While baseball licensing deals are hardly more than a drop in the bucket of the revenue stream -- video games do serve as a publicity and pr wing for the game, perhaps empowering people to be more tuned in than they otherwise would be. With no MLB games expected for Microsoft's consoles in 2014 (as of this writing), one has to wonder what (if any) difference baseball might see to the bottom line without a presence on Microsoft's consoles.
Do you think baseball will see any difference without a game on Microsoft's consoles and secondly, do you think a company is going to step in sometime in the future?