Following market research firm's Juniper's claims that tablet gaming will be worth $13.3 billion in 2019, Grab It debates what that will mean for the console space.
I guess it comes down to definition of suerpsede. In sales? It already has. Angry Birds has sold like 500m copies or something. And Minecraft Pocket Edition is outpacing Xbox edition I believe. In gamer interest though, I doubt it.
No buttons? No thanks. IMO at least. For every angry birds level game theirs like 2,449,587 other shovel ware games. Not to mention how frequently tablet's are released. IPad is on what, 4 already? In what 6-7 years....thats one console cycle.
500million at 99c a piece doesn't touch the kind of revenue generated by the likes of grand theft auto. I dnt think the market for consoles or pc will fade because not everyone is into hand held gaming and phones and ipads are straight up hand held gaming
Maybe add a reason why you don't think so? Hard to argue with the trend...
Tablet gaming will easily go past console gaming due to how many people own tablets. The market for tablet gaming is going to be larger audience because most people buy tablets for other reasons, the addidtion of gaming is just icing on the cake. It doesn't really matter though because most of the games on tablets are all little snacks that you lay here and there for 15-20 minutes at a time while gaming on a console is like eating a full meal of content where I can sit down and play for 8 hours at a time.
First it depends on how you define gaming. In overall user count there may be more people playing "games" on tablets than consoles but it really is a different market. Consoles, PCS, and Laptops should always have a power advantage though, because of tablet's thermal, battery, and space limitations. It isn't physically possible for tablets to catch of to PCS or consoles unless it is deliberately done or revolutionary tech emerges. Also, devices that are build specifically for hardcore gaming will continue to have other advantages because of their focus. I'm not interested in android "gaming" personally and have a laptop that not only will smoke any tablet easily, but has a better game library, better controls, etc. Tablets are just catching up to 8 year old consoles power wise.
There will be a day when you'll be able to hook the tablet up to the tv and plug controllers into the tablet.
I agree, no. Battery life + a game like Dragon Age + touch controls = nooooo thank you.
Knightshade " I agree, no. Battery life + a game like Dragon Age + touch controls = nooooo thank you." you can hook up an xb1 controller to tablet via mini usb. http://www.wpcentral.com/gu... just saying there are ways around certain things.
Battery life is a problem only when tablet is used mobile. At home the tablet could be attached to charger/dock while playing more demanding games. Computing power is not a problem anymore especially if playing "console games" (GPU heavy, not CPU) Tablets has already excellent games like Baldur's Gates and King of Dragon Pass - both better than Dragon Age.
I think tablet gaming has already taken over. I can't spend a single day without seeing at least 5 middle-aged moms playing Candy Crush in the bus
World wide, it's the portable consoles and pc gaming that are suffering from this competition.
3DS is breaking all kinds of records and people who are truly interested in "hardcore" PC gaming generally have no interest in tablet gaming. People who pick tablets over gaming laptops/pcs usually aren't buying them for gaming, because tablets are vastly inferior spec wise(etc.) so they will likely be playing casual games and not always frequently.
Quality over quantity. I enjoy my mobile games, but the console games are a different kettle of fish. A lot of people bought Britney Spears albums once upon a time.. never meant that she was better than music with guitars and real talent though
Also notice she doesn't sell as many records as she used to, although she did make a lot of money when she was trendy and new to the arena. That doesn't mean she won't have a comeback hit once in a while, etc. but time will tell. (analogy of course)
She has a permanent show in Vegas. She's probably making more money than ever now
Vegas is where "talent" goes to retire
Maybe handheld consoles, but home consoles are here to stay.
I can see handheld consoles dying.
No reason why both cant coexist. I personally am never going to game serious on a tablet or a phone. I like play on my massive screen, but alot of younger kids are into tablets. My fourvyear old daughter can work a smart phone amd tablet so good, its just the younger kids evolution of gaming. Alot of older people my age and older play consoles, im 28 btw
I like my tablet, but not for gaming. It's okay to create games for the platform, but don't forget about consoles. Sadly, in Japan, IOS is taking over.
In 5 years time, Tablets will be our consoles.
they will but it will more than likely stay about a generation behind (kind of like the wiiu is now :D )
Why not, tablet that plugs into your tv when you are at home
they already can, through mini HDMI.
I know, I have an nvidia shield and it rocks. I mean like a next gen console tablet Modern tablets are already super powerful so I'm sure they will reach that marker eventually, we just need the AAA support behind it
No. Different market basically. Tablets and their games do so well because people spend a lot of time on yheir tablets, so much that thwy get bored of facebook so they play games like candy crush, angry birds, or whatever. Yeah there are those knock off shooters and dungeon games, but 85% of mobile games are made up of gay tower defense games and rediculous "card" games. Even console gamers buy into it. But not because they just cant get enough of it. To me it seems like a convenience thing. I spent a lot of time playing angry birds go and blitz brigade. But id rather play ssb or something else ya know? My 1 year old is nuts for doodle jump and angry birds...but shed rather play smash haha. ...one day Consoles will still be around pleasing the same amount of people.
Profits will supersede those of consoles but tablet gaming won't replace console gaming I don't think. They will continue to co-exist. They are just too different as far as types of gaming experiences go for one to replace the other. It's like asking if apples will ever supersede pies. When Apple eventually enters the console industry via Apple TV that is when we will see a real change in the landscape, and I hope at that point we don't see a race to the bottom in console pricing, as we are already starting to see F2P title enter the console space too. But interestingly we are starting to see F2P games switching to paid, or games like Table Tennis Touch drop their IAPs altogether which is an interest development.
So long as exclusives remain a thing on consoles, and so long as a more involved audience exists for deeper games, tablets and phones will never be able to make consoles disappear. Analysts are underestimating our passion for bigger, deeper, better console games.
Who knows by 2019 Xbox & Playstation could be services that come as part of Television. I would do that before I contribute to this tablet gaming BS.
No. Gaming on tablets and phones is complete garbage. I have an iphone and ipad with 0 games installed as they all suck. If I need to game on the go I'll use my Vita or 3DS. Buttons needed for true gaming experiences.