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Mobiles Could "Far Outpower" Consoles Says Oculus Rift Inventor

The possibility that mobile devices will outstrip consoles in the next few years is a very real one, says Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey.

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GamerXD1469d ago

But we still get repetitive casual games on mobiles. While I'm getting lots of great games on PS plus :P

snipermk01468d ago

why is the original source not being linked to here? The original source being TechRadar.

mikeslemonade1468d ago

Power, I can see that but consoles are dedicated to games therefore they don't relatively require that much power.

Mr_cheese1469d ago

I'm all for technology evolving and pushing the boundaries, but it's going to take a massive leap for mobile gaming to push out the console system. The only way I see it happening is if the mobile device can be docked and used as a home console seamlessly. Game on the go, controller at home.

Muerte24941468d ago

Mobile gaming haven't even caught up with PS3/Xbox360 and these things were released in 2005. Mobile phones have incremental upgrades. Just look at your Iphone 5S or Galaxy S4S. I have a XperiaZ and they announced the Z1. The leap isn't there that these people are imagining.

Patcher said it best "Mobile games have yet to be able to fulfill the console gaming niche. Console sold around 250 million and the mobile market is somewhere between 2-2.5 billion. Developers still prefer the console market because can sell their games @ $60."

he's right you can't justify selling a mobile game for anything over $9.99

HighResHero1468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

Yes, the title is total BS.

"mobiles" have battery limitations, thermal limitations, space limitations, ventilations limitaitons. Not to mention the current difficulties making chips smaller than around 20nm.

But even what he said is BS to an extent:

"I would be willing to bet that by the end of this console generation there are going to be mobile processors that far outpower them."

So he's essentially saying that MAYBE in 7+ years there will be "mobile" devices as powerful as the PS4.

mediate-this1468d ago

Console gaming is not a niche. But i agree with everything else, console is pop culture. Gaining popularity with every generation. Movile gaming is gimmicky, most of it does not work, some does. Mobile gaming will never take over console gaming, gaming on a touch phone? Gaming on your phone connected to a controller? The gamers that love mobile gamers are the same ones who loved the nintendo wii. Everything takes a toll too, soon people will get tired of the constant phone upgrades at full price.

hesido1468d ago

Let's not forget to mention that it will take a while before people can download and install 40GB games on a mobile device.

Mystogan1468d ago

Yes this guy is obviously high. Mobile is nowhere near 360/ps3 level right now.

DeadlyFire1468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

Mobile/Tablet will never catch up. As they are under powered devices. PS4/X720 both run about 300W systems. A mobile/Tablet utilizes far less and it will take at least 5 years for that power draw to shrink enough to even compare it. GPUs on mobiles will get better sure, but games will still be micro games on mobiles/tablets. Until their CPUs grow. Tablet/mobile phone GPUs won't touch what PS4/X720 can do in the next 5-7 years on the same scale. Laptop mobile is different story. :)

Now with Cloud tech you could literally play the same game that you have running at home on your PS4/X720/PC on a mobile/tablet. In this regard mobile can adapt to gaming pretty well. Its hard to say they would get any further in front of them.

BattleReach1468d ago

Google should make a Android Game Store where publishers can offer us bigger games. Casual shit comes in the Play Store, and big franchises in the Game Store. Mobile gaming is the future.

Comment placed from my 4GB Ram 2,3Ghz tablet.

HighResHero1468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

In about 7 years or so (provided there are revolutionary changes in battery and chip manufacturing processes) you might be able to buy a tablet that runs my current laptops games/software.

Comment placed from my 16GB Ram(+vRam) 3.0 GHZ+ Quad Core 8 thread Laptop.

Soldierone1468d ago

The tablet might be able to run the game, but it won't get it. Instead they will get Candy Crush 3 and Angry Birds Star Trek.

Sarcasm1468d ago

I don't get what's so hard to understand that console gamers want to play games on their TVs. Not until a mobile device can run a game like battlefield 4 with all the bells and whistles will it ever push out the gaming market. Pc gaming and console gaming is here to stay.

AceBlazer131468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

yet there is nothing but temple run clones.

also wat do these guys hav against consoles , geez we get it.

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