Newbreview.com's Jason Borlase delivers his verdict on how Apple are changing the handheld games market.
Phones are taking all the gaming market share simply because they are multimedia devices. Mostly for music, gps, cellphones, and internet browsing,especially facebook. Tablets will soon take over pc's. Nintendo and Sony's devices seem limited compared to what the average cellphone can do now. Besides the analog sticks, there is nothing that the NGP and 3DS can do that phones cant. Therefore being irrelevant to the average consumer. Phones are a necessity to most people. Until Nintendo and Sony makes their products necessities, they will always only be part of the smaller handheld market.
show me a phone that can play uncharted or zelda then you might have a point about phones for playing games but until then you need a game device with buttons to play
Phones can play Zelda with N64,GBA,SNES and NES emulators. They could play Uncharted also if it wasn't a PS3 game which is way to powerful for any current handheld device.
you do know uncharted is going to be on the NGP
@sloth3395 He said CURRENT!!!
its coming out this year so i would say its current
Currently means NOW not soon. As in this generation of handhelds we have NOW! On a side note I easily consider the iPod touch a gaming device with games like these... http://n4g.com/comments/rel...
Just because the Iphone has a few good puzzle games all of a sudden the gaming landscape is changing?....... And im sorry but wasnt the Wii supposed to "Change" gaming also?? :S...
It's not changing much. This is all marketing hype and dumbasses selling stories. If sony wanted to they could just release an NGP with a phone built in. These articles were getting old like 6 months ago. Find something new to write about people. "And im sorry but wasnt the Wii supposed to "Change" gaming also??" OMG teh controller is dead!
Have you even seen some of the games that are on there or are you just talking out your ass?
Its articles like these that make gamers look stupid.
I'm not sure whether the Wii or Smartphones changed the gaming landscape or not, but they sure as hell made a lot of money from it. Either way, I prefer dedicated devices over multimedia, especially a handheld gaming device over an iPhone.
With short cheap games and crappy ports like RE4?
IMO its kinda like the third pillar of the industry kinda like the wii was the casual system of sorts and the other two are the ones people go to for a hardcore game
sorry, but I'll stick with 3DS and other great products, but I won't play with any phone, because I like to play comfortly and + exclusives like metroid, mario and other good games... I won't play new angry birds with super-uber graphics on a phone... :)
We already Know Sony's idea to deal with this Problem, it is not a problem for Sony..for example: the OP's "The Smartphone Smart Bomb" states this! Android operating system is becoming far more popular due to it’s accessibility and increasingly affordable games, the Android market seems more devoted to Apps other than games... Well its a [email protected] good thing Sony is bringing the "PLAYSTATION SUITE" to the Android devices! did that slip his mind or did he forget? Now this an again "It is something to which Nintendo and Sony need to respond to, and quickly." OK Sony not only has Playstation portable, but now the Playstation Certified platform for Smart devices. Nintendo I think really does what it has always done an made good games for the portable market in this part of the market. Now that does not mean they somehow will be just barely chugging along in the market, an really you cannot expect Nintendo or Sony for that matter to outperform the entire Smart devices industry for game sales, it's not going to matter to Nintendo or Sony because both Nintendo an Sony makes the devices for gamers an the people that love their games. Smart devices will have the greater market share because they produce more units per Quarter than Sony or Nintendo does. that's a given, Sony has Smart phones an devices but they are one company out of many. It still does not take away from the fact that dedicated Game handhelds are just as viable in the game market as the smart devices, even if the Smart devices surpass the market share of dedicated game handhelds. because it's going to anyway. both Nintendo an Sony know this already. An with the Playstation Suite Sony is already making inroads into that part of the game market. for pete's sake Sony has The NGP The Xperia-play The S1 Tablet The S2 Tablet all 4 of the above are "playstation suite" ready aside from Sony Tegra 2+ devices are also being Playstation Suite ready http://www.slashgear.com/pl... an soon to follow any device that is... "“PlayStation®Suite ” (PS Suite), delivering the PlayStation® experience to Android™ based portable devices*1. Through this entirely new initiative, users will be able to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history." requirements *1 Android™ 2.3 or beyond is required. for the Playstation Suite.. MOTO. Zoom , Atrix etc.
when phones can get an original game as deep as the first pokemon. Get back to me
here you go http://www.droidforums.net/...
I am not talking about emulation smart guy. Because those are getting taken down daily and they arent original games. Which is what I said "original game"
oh and by the way the 3ds is on the 100 mil pace as analysts have said. And the ngp is predicted to do better than the ngp which itself was third this gen. Theres no troubled times ahead.
I have a smart phone. Actually an xperia play made specifically for gaming. Is it going to get rid of my handheld devices? HELL NO! there are way to many good games on handhelds compared to to the amount of good games on a phone.
@Aarix Yeah, those images shows that iPod Touch can almost compete with 7-year old PSP.
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