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Submitted by mrbojingles 932d ago | opinion piece

Can Gaming Consoles Compete With Mobile Gaming?

John Hofstadt writes about whether traditional consoles like PS3 and 360 can compete for consumer's attention in light of how popular mobile gaming has become. (Mobile, PS3, Xbox 360)

Rockstar_5   932d ago | Trolling | show
MartinB105  +   932d ago
Do console games NEED to compete with mobile gaming? Completely different markets.

The article is a pile of trash anyway. Who in their right mind really believes that mobile games are so much fun that people don't need console games? Games like The Last Of Us are only available on consoles and nothing on a mobile device comes close. This article is on the threshold of troll territory.
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mrbojingles  +   932d ago
Well clearly millions of people who play strictly on mobile phones for various reasons don't feel the need for those titles. I know, its crazy that people have differing tastes than you and me. I don't agree with that but some people don't go to theaters and watch nothing but action flicks without trying drama, horror, other genres. Or some people never buy music or go out of their way to have their own music collection just listen to the radio. It's reasonable to think a lot of people would be fine with mobile gaming only and not go out of their way to try more from the gaming medium. Doesn't make them less than us.

Also, did you not even read the whole article?

"However, don’t look for mobile gaming to completely overtake console gaming. There are some things that simply can’t be replicated on a smartphone. You can’t play Madden on a 52-inch screen with surround sound on a smartphone. You can’t play “Halo” or “Call of Duty” online on a smartphone. Even classic heroes like Mario and Link can’t be played anywhere but on a Nintendo-licensed console. For these reasons, console gaming is safe…"
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SKUD  +   932d ago
LMAO, The name of the website.
Enigma_2099  +   932d ago
.. lemme answer a question with a question... does a bear s*** in the woods?
ufo8mycat  +   932d ago
Compete? Mobile gaming is targeted to a totally different audience.

Mobile gaming is targeted towards the more casual audience, hence why its bigger, while console gaming is target to the core gamers.

Sadly its a shame theres only 2 platforms left for core gaming, Microsoft and Sony.
specialguest  +   932d ago
Exactly. Was going to post the same point, but you already did that.
KingDon  +   932d ago
I do not see dedicated home consoles going away any time soon.
MiasmaDodo  +   932d ago
Ask PS4 and Xbox 1 preorder sales...

Mobile games are fun for 15 minutes
but Gamers will always use a home Console or PC
shadowmist13  +   932d ago
Mobile gaming is for that 15 minutes of waiting for someone or standing in a supermarket line,consoles is a way to pass time in a fun way for hours at home.
isarai  +   932d ago
Can a steak dinner compete with a bag of chips?
Iltapalanyymi  +   932d ago
stop this shit already. mobiles are not gaming devices.

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