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Submitted by gamer42 446d ago | news

Nintendo talks 3DS Vs. smartphones

Coming from Mr. Iwata...
First, what do we think about the future of dedicated gaming systems in this era of smart devices?

Every time NPD announces its monthly sales data for the U.S., many people seem to conclude that overall year-on-year declines in total industry sales are a consequence of the advent of smart devices.

I think that there are certainly many people who think that handheld systems are especially affected. (3DS, E3, Nintendo)

nthstew  +   446d ago
Wrong info smartphones generate billions of $$$$$$ every month
3-4-5  +   446d ago
yea but 90% consist of you just swiping your finger or tapping finger across the screen and blocking part of the screen.

They are lame for the most part.
Hadoukameha  +   446d ago
tl;dr
Munnkyman  +   446d ago
Im sorry i have an ipad and i use it for everything. But i cant game on it unless its like an endless runner or puzzle game. These devices wont ever replace my 3ds or vita.
mcstorm  +   446d ago
I agree I have a surface and in a way this can replace a hand held console because you can add a controller to it but that is to much to carry around and I still don't think the quality and depth of games on tablets match what we have on the 3ds and psv.
Moonman  +   446d ago
The facts are here people. They have made more money and sold even more hardware amid the smartphone popularity. 5.5 million 3DS's sold in Japan in 2012 is a (one calendar year) record for any console before it. Wow! Go Nintendo.
Firan  +   446d ago
Japan sure loves their handhelds.

I don't think smartphones are a threat to handhelds. There are hardly any core games out there for smartphones. From my experience, mobile games are mostly for the casuals who enjoy playing Facebook games. They don't really play core games that can be found on handhelds.

Different devices for different audience.
just-joe  +   446d ago
ios and android games are sort of piece meal games. They're a quick fix like potato chips or a candy bar, but they really won't keep you satisfied or get the value you would from games on the 3DS or the Vita.

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