You know as well as I know that is a total crock of shit.
The gaming industry earns millions if not billions per year, the only thing that slows it down is the fact they aren't producing quality games or systems fast enough, nor do they offer affordable gaming systems. There's lots of things that "slow" it down, but the main problem with the gaming industry IS the gaming industry, if they wanted to really change it i'm pretty sure they could.
And we could all have virtual reality units in our houses for $100 and everyone would have the latest games downloaded for a real inexpensive cost... But then what happens? They stop making money. So their slow down of progress is self initiated because they want to make a fuck load of money over a fuck load of time.
They're selfish. Fuck them. They deserve to crumble and wither. Who has really benefitted from any games in the past 10 years anyway? No one except the gaming industry. What has changed in terms of gaming? More conectivity, more players, slightly better graphics... nothing much to be honest. Games still have the same average life span. You can't play 'em for ever and they know this.