The duel for survival, scoring goals in an international soccer match, chasing goons or racing cars may still pump adrenaline for kids and young adults, but are played more on smartphones and tablets than gaming consoles.
Not with me they aren't. I have some puzzle and strategy games on my phone but rarely play them. For me phones and tablets, hell even Vita style handheld gaming, will never replace my console. At most they will compliment something I'm playing on my console.
CONSOLE GAMING WILL NEVER DIE !
Seriously, that can't be the story. What's the real story. I refuse to give it a hit because I see this as a hit seeker.
NO. No matter how many times you repeat it, it won't make it reality. So stop it.
This was not true 2 years ago when we first started hearing it and this is not true today
I hate articles like this. Do you actually think that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft would not try to jump onto the smartphone and tablet gaming if it was taking over? Why would game developers ask for more power for the next gen console if what the article say was true? There are over 2000 new games released for the IOS and Androids but how many of those are big hits? Tablet and smartphone games are released in massive quantitty but it is very rare to have one mega hit such as angry bird, candy crush, etc...
Lol there's a reason these games cost $1 or are free. It's silly to even compare them to real console games.
If anything smartphones and tablets will support consoles with new integration with the next-gen consoles! example: Battlefield 4 commander mode
I honestly deleted almost all the games on my phone and havent missed any of them....
The figures here don't obviously reflect gamer purchases. Almost all of my friends have high end smartphones, yet not one of them has turned it into a full-blown gaming machine. People need to open their eyes, the only way that people are buying into these types of games, as the article listed (football, racing, survival horror.) is because of their GRAPHICS. Nothing else about the core aspect of the game has changed. They still have the same levels of content as Java games, just with better graphics. If you think that core gamers are going to be axing consoles in favour of tablet and smartphone games just because they are wowed by the visuals, then you are dead wrong.
this is a joke article right??? you expect people would prefer fruit ninjas or some lame racing game like in the article picture over the last of us? or, even though i dislike this franchise, call of duty!? no way!
Mobile is going to surpass PS4/XBO graphical capabilities during their life cycles (7-8 years from now). http://www.engadget.com/201...
So? If the games look astounding, but plays like crap, and has annoying 'features' like microtransactions, adverts in free games, game 'waiting', etc. would you snub a console purchase in favour of a tablet or smartphone?
And in 8 years we will have the PS5 and Xbox One Two. Tablets and smart phones will always play catch up. Motorola RAZR i
And consoles will always being playing catch up to PCs. Does that mean consoles don't deserve there place? Of course not. Gaming goes beyond the coach. I personal find the technologal advancements in the mobile sector to be some of the most interesting to date. If someone told me what my phone/tablet will be capable of now, 5 years ago I'd of slapped them. Just be happy as gamers we're getting excellent options at home and away.
Some gaming PC's already do, yet there's no such game that takes full advantage of this fact. You know why? Because it's not financially viable. Free to play games and cheap mobile games need to reach as many customers as possible, so settings system requirements high isn't really an option. Same goes for PC games as well, most of them will have console versions and it's a lot cheaper to just make the PC version look just slightly better than the console version. (higher frame-rate, anti-alias, sharper textures and some nice sharers, etc.)
Until they have decent controls I don't think they are going anywhere. Graphics and shallow experiences has never sold games.
I love how people act as if the only people who play games are only playing on Smartphones. Angry Birds is Free, and it's not the only game people play. People who play "Casual Games" usually play casual games because they can't be bothered to either A (Hook up their console and play something) B (Don't have time to play a game all the way through) or C (Aren't that good at video games in general and can only understand/handle a simplistic game). It's people like C who go see complex movies like Memento and inception and talk trash about them because they can't understand a movie that is intellectually engaging.
I dont care. consoles are the best, then pc and handheld consoles and then there is a huge void before tablets and smartphone gaming comes in to consideration. Playing angry birds on my phone is fun for about 5 minutes while waiting for a bus and I wouldnt pay for that experience.
Try playing a game like Watchdogs, Kill zone Shadowfall and Titanfall on a tablet or a smart phone. That's right you can't play those games on those systems which is why mobile will never replace consoles. Motorola RAZR i
It's impossible to ever experience games like Infamous, TLOU or Watch Dogs on mobile platforms so you can stop comparing mobile games with console games. They are completely different experiences and mobile games are never going to be as good or engaging as real games.
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This is stupid. I play on my iPad and PC. The main reasons are that portability gives way to a larger screen, far better graphical quality and more advanced controls (in the case of the latest tech). Tablets won't overcome these unless they cease to be a tablet anymore. I love tablets, but they're not substitutes for beefier static machines.
Incorrect. Smartphones and tablets taking the "investment to dveloping game" away from Playstation, Xbox
More boring nonsense. Tablets and smartphones are okay for some gaming but they'll never replace consoles. Use them for when you're away from home. Better yet, get a Vita.
I have an Xbox 360, ps vita and still have a GameCube and not once have I played the apps from my from my phone as much as the video games from the consoles I still have. The most I have ever played an app is about 10 or 15 minutes.
I can see how gaming on tablets and phones threaten the vita and DS. ( allthough i prefer dedicated gaming devices ) However, the console /pc games are something totally different. So no, I don't see those games a threat to the consoles.
Errr, what games that smartphone/tablet took from consoles that i must buy a smartphone/tablet to play it, instead of turn-on my PS3 / 3DS??????
Powerful tablets have the capability to render PSVITA or PS3, Xbox 360 level of visuals, especially SNAPDRAGON CPUs.. That's the reason why more and more people are now switching to mobile gaming.. Another factor is, some of the quad core tablets are cheaper/affordable, and gamers are using dual shock or X360 gamepad mapping the controls for console like gaming lol.
Battery life on most of those devices is poor. Add to that that you use your tablet and phones for several tasks. ( reading, internet, photo's etc ,etc )means that your battery is taxed even more. So I personally still feel a dedicated game device works better.
Tablet/phone games will never beat big production games that you can play on your big flat screen TV with surround sound...smartphone/tablet games whilst amusing will never take away hard core gamers from consoles...never.
I just use my tablet to run older games like GBA and n64
Smartphone and tablet gaming is the "Cancer" of the gaming industry. What a dumb article. So People will prefer temple run 2 or angry birds star wars over the last of us?? Right...
99% of games on tablets etc. suck. The other are only good for a short time. Real gaming will remain on consoles and PC.
There are some very good smartphone games but from what I've seen they sell about 100k at most. The games that profit the most on smartphones are those freemium casual games we see on Facebook. Core games are very niche on smartphones so no they are not taking anything away from consoles.
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