Super smart phones or just console phoneys?
Needs physical controls....end of story.
It's the only one. No analog sticks. No real game support(nothing compared to PS Vita). Monthly payments and two year contracts.
@NathanExplosion Many Android phones have physical keys like Motorola Droid. Xperia Play does have two analog pads. It has many games like Dead Space, Battlefield, Rainbow Six, etc, as well as all Android games and emulators. If it's unlocked, there will be no monthly payments (mine is officially unlocked). I'm not saying that smartphones will ever be better than the current portable gaming devices, but they are just not as bad as what many people think.
Now you're creating an exception with the whole "unlocking" subject. Anyway, flat surfaces such as a screen/pad and crappy keypads, gameplay, etc, just can't compare.
This is an actual debate somewhere? Who knew. I cannot wait to see your follow up article, top 5 reasons your toaster will not replace your console.
Yes, this is. Even here on N4G there's some people who think there won't be a PS4 or Xbox 720 because you can play Angry Birds on your phone.. Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit there, but hey, they're exaggerating the capabilities of a smartphone even more.
That really wasn't an exaggeration, I remember seeing an article about smartphones replacing console gaming, and there was also a developer that said something some what similar to such malarkey.....
Missed that one, must have been hilarious. What next? Computers will die because you can browse the internet quite fluidly with phones nowadays? LOL!
Check out games lie rage, real racing, chaos rings, world of goo, infinity blade and dead space. Im not saying theyll repace handhelds (i know they wont) but stop assuming the only games that are there are angry birds.
I have checked most of them out, though World of Goo on PC. I never said Angry Birds is the only decent game on touch screen devices. Like I said, I'm simplifying and exaggerating what they're saying.
People are using the existence of superficial smartphone games as a rationale for the 3DS and Vita being "doomed" and being "the last dedicated handheld gaming platforms". This article points out exactly why those arguments don't make sense.
I was in your same boat for a while but apparently there are people who actually believe yeah, this is an issue. I have no words.
Phones replace consoles yeah right. Imagine playing ur game and people keep calling you that would piss me off. i would be angry each time i answered.
I don't think anyone has really tried to argue that phones are replacing handheld consoles. But there is a very real argument for mobile phones supplanting the handheld gaming market. Simply put, it's not that phones will replace handhelds, it's that the market for handhelds will continue to shrink.
Did lap tops replace home PC ???? The same story between Console and Portables Portables will success and alo console as always
Battery Life, limited game genres, controls, console exclusives, can't play a smart phone in you living room with friends or family, can't lose a console on the bus, drop it in drain or get it picked out of your pocket, contracts, everyone isn't dumb enough to buy something that lasts 2 years tops before a newer model comes out, big screen T.V,no split screen on a phone, comfort. Wait let me get a few sheets of paper. I've got more. @ Xof your off topic. It says replacing consoles not handhelds.
You could have just said battery life and been done with it. Seriously, 40% of my battery disappears in a single day if I don't do anything on it. No way any gaming is going to be done on it unless I want it dead and unable to receive calls.
The only thing that smartphones will affect is the handheld market but seriously i stopped playing games like after a week.But i never get bored while playing on psp.
"1 reasons why smartphones will never replace consoles" It's not a reason but simply put: no.
They don't have the proper interface to play AKA Buttons!
xperia play does and if people were so close minded and stubborn they could easily get used to the contols. hell, I beat super mario world on my iphone using a snes emulator.
That's the only phone out there and was supposed to be something in between smartphones and handhelds. Still, it can't compete with Vita. It's miles away.
BECAUSE THEY'RE PHONES.
Hypothetical question, what if Vita released with a phone function? Would it be a smartphone or still a handheld console?
well thanks for the mindf***
The N-Gage did that. It sat in the ether between phone and portable game console where everyone ignored it.
wasn't it John Carmack who said mobile phone gaming is going to take over console gaming...he must have left his brain on the bedside table that morning lol.
Not really. With Nvidia Tegra chips now you can only imagine how powerful phones will be in 2 years from now. I don't believe it. But games on smartphones are gonna go massproduction.
I agree phones will get powerful enough to run games with much better graphics in the coming years. but i see them only as an alternative, consoles and dedicated gaming handhelds will go from strength to strength. I personally dont like mobile phone gaming but i know it has its place in the gaming side of things.
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