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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 1016d ago | opinion piece

Why console's summer drought is great news for mobile gaming

Forget the next gen hype smoke screen, the console market is a wounded animal right now.

In the midst of the leanest period anyone can ever recall, traditional retailers are looking at the new release schedule for the next five months with nervous disbelief.

In previous years, the second and third tier releases could always tide over the industry during quieter periods, but not any more. It's blockbuster or nothing, and that not only hurts retailers, but the wider gaming media.

In short, if products aren't being released, they're not being advertised, and if the marketing money well is dry, the knock-on effect to those who rely on it is easy to predict. (Industry, Mobile, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

RandomGamer  +   1016d ago
No summer drought for me this year.

Project X Zone
Shadow Runs Returns
Time and Eternity
Shin Megami Tensei 4
Tales of Xillia
Grim Dawn .

So overall great Summer for me on various platforms. Pondering about Saints Row 4 ... but the series has gone so far off the rails now.
raWfodog  +   1016d ago
I have never gone through a gaming drought because I have a huge backlog of games that I have yet to start or finish. It has also allowed me to hold off on buying new games until I get some of my backlog down which, in effect, is creating more of a backlog of games for me to buy later. Good news is that I haven't paid $60 for a game in a looong time.

I'm a slave to my gaming habits :)
RandomGamer  +   1015d ago
I always have a huge backlog of games as well, but I still keep buying new games and adding to that backlog even more.
Lucreto  +   1016d ago
After Last of Us nothing until August for me.

I can finally clear my backlog before my next gen backlog begins.
SmokingMonkey  +   1016d ago
Last of Us

June 14th

Summer drought? I still want to platinum Bioshock Infinite and Ni no Kuni!?

add Muramasa and Dragons Crown to that...summer drought? what console/handheld do you own buddy?
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FunkMacNasty  +   1016d ago
The Last of Us - June,

New Splinter Cell - August,

Not as bad as last summers game drought! Plus I still have yet to play the new Tomb raider or Dead Island: Riptide, so my gaming needs are fulfilled for the summer!
Minato-Namikaze  +   1016d ago
Obviously this author isnt talking about the PS3 unless said author hasn't been looking at the PS3's release schedule.
Hicken  +   1015d ago
Obviously.
tigertron  +   1016d ago
It's a chance for me to play my huge backlog of games, thanks to PSPlus. All in time for the PS4. :D
djthechamp24  +   1015d ago
Well some of us have a life ya know
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1015d ago
Real gamers even if there is no new release for the month will still play on a console or PC and replay games they like. We only game on mobile if we are waiting outside, to pass time or taking a dump LOL. But still I would rather play on my Vita or 3DS if im going mobile and has nothing new on my console. I still play on my PSP go when im resting my PS3
Tapioca Cold  +   1015d ago
Mobile gaming?

There is no such thing.
raWfodog  +   1015d ago
Unless I'm on the toilet or something :)

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