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Why Hardcore Gamers Should Respect Mobile Gaming

Over the past few years mobile gaming has seen an explosion in popularity. Unfortunately it also saw what I believe to be an unfair share of criticism. Many people claim mobile games only provide a casual gaming experience, for kids or more lighthearted gamers....

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Intentions1480d ago

I respect it, I just don't like Mobile gaming. :)

Snookies121480d ago

I just don't like that it takes sales away from actual dedicated handheld consoles like 3DS and Vita... Which could seriously lead to less support of those platforms. As a hardcore gamer, that's what irritates me about mobile games.

Muffins12231480d ago

They acully do have a few "hardcore" games on the iphone at a really cheap price...but the controls on the other hand...

LOGICWINS1480d ago

Thats a legitimate reason to be irritated by mobile games. If current trends continue, the audience for dedicated handheld consoles will dwindle, thus giving Sony and Nintendo less of a reason to continue supporting the Vita and 3DS.

Sad to say it...but I don't see the mobile gaming craze slowing down anytime soon. It's just going to get bigger.

The convenience of paying $0-$6 to play a game(regardless of it's quality) on a device you ALREADY own is too great an incentive for Joe Schmo.

BrutallyBlunt1479d ago

@Snookies12

Then perhaps both Sony and Nintendo need to re-evaluate what a dedicated handheld system should be. As consumers look for devices that do more than just gaming they need to show more flexibility. They need to advertsie more smaller cheaper titles as well. Why not fight the mobile space with games that are also a $1?

Nintendo is the worst culprit because they feel those devices undervalue the software pricing. Let's face it, Nintendo is an awful lot like Disney in the fact they like to have price protection. Ever notice how Disney home videos are always high priced even long after they first came out? Same thing with 1st party Nintendo games.

The problem i see with dedicated gaming handhelds is as tablets and smartphones advance at record speeds, those dedicated handheld devices simply won't be able to keep up. They are designed to have roughly a 5 year cycle. Software prices need to be high because the hardware is often sold at a loss. The other issue is the Vita and the 3DS only have a certain market. There are far more potential customers on the tablets and smartphones. It's hard to compete by sheer numbers.

remanutd551480d ago

i dont disrespect them, i just dont have any interest to play them lol.

smashcrashbash1480d ago

I have no hatred for mobile gaming. You can play all the mobile games you want but stop insisting how it is better then everything else and calling me a hater and outdated just because agree with you. Everyone is allowed to like whatever they want. Just stop trying to shove your opinion that it is better down my throat. 'Mobile gaming is better then console gaming'. That's your opinion. Personally I don't see what the big deal is.Mobile games to me are only fun for about thirty minutes at best.I never understand how anyone can play them for hours.

Wintersun6161480d ago

Couldn't agree more. Bubs for well said.

nevin11480d ago

Pretty much everybody has a mobile device. I find it interesting that 6 yr olds have smartphones.

HammadTheBeast1480d ago

I'll start respecting them as soon as they stop the articles about how mobile games are the end of consoles.

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