GamerFitNation's BlackBible asks the question "Are iPhones and Tablets killing the portable gaming market?" He say's this after recent sales report show a decline in the portable gaming market and a raise in the Iphone and Pad tech.
I really hope the Vita will Succeed at launch
Same. As to answer the question "Are iPhones and Tablets Killing The Portable Gaming Market?" Killing? Not quite yet but they are definitely eating into it.
Do games like GTA 3 play better on the iphone, ipad, and android, than on the PSP? ...no. There's your answer.
great article! i can see why more people are choosing app games over console games. not only the pricing but the quality of the games are enough to enjoy.
are you for real dude?
i'm not saying the quality of app games are better than console games. i'm saying they're good enough to enjoy, so for the price it's not a bad deal. games like angry birds are pretty fun and can keep me entertained. of course i'd rather be playing Zelda on the 3DS but it doesn't stop me from understanding other points of views.
Ugh..angry birds. That game makes iphone gaming look bad. For $6 you can get an amazing hack an slash experience like infinity blade. $5 will get you a gta3 port with touched up graphics. $1 could get you tony hawk pro skater 2. Also look up real racing 2 and all the games square enix put out. THEN tell me the qualitys not there for the price.
Probably, yeah. It makes sense monetarily and the quality is high enough to justify it.
Can I play Sony and Nintendo games on a iphone? I think not. Iphones have small little games while handhelds have big great games
Well they have ps1 and n64 emulators for it so technially you can ;)
Which is illegal.
Copy of my statement from before: These authors need gaming education. “Try out a Dungeon Defenders or GTA III on the latest tablet (or even a smartphone), and you’ll likely agree that the portable games space has now grown beyond the need for a dedicated gaming device.” Nobody would agree with this. Not a single person. Both games mentioned are considered laughing stocks. gta 3 is considered broken and unplayable, and the worst version of the game. Oh and the 3ds is 14+ million already and theres still 3 months left in the fiscal year. 3ds sales have surpassed all handheld first year sales. What does this mean? People arent gaming on there mobile devices. Why do people own consoles when you have a pc? It can do so much more? GAMING. TC needs a gaming, history, financial education To re iterate. The vita has outsold the psp for the first 2 weeks. Outsold it. A system that went on to sell 77+ million. The vita is on pace to do that. What you call shockingly low. Is actually fairly normal when you look at launch drop offs. The psx sold worse than the vita in its second week The 3ds is the top selling system worldwide every single week. 14+ million units in sales, surpassed every other nintendo portable. So what exactly isnt selling?
Thanks for the reality check. Bubble up. Anybody can make anything look like something else when they conveniently choose to ignore the facts that don't support their argument. None of this is journalism. Journalism should require fact checking and a reputation that you can stand behind. On the web, anyone can say anything without any consequences, so tripe like this continually gets posted.
No damnit. Vita will be fine. If anything is killing the portable gaming market it's the media posting spam about it being doomed. AKA YOU.
Killing ? They are only helping it !
Do we need 1000 articles about the same topic? Phones and tablets do not provide the same quality games of handheld systems and are designed for a different type of gamers and needs. The good games are mostly ports of games that already existed on the other consoles. There are only a few high quality original games that are really good on phones/tablets.
I was going to comment on the same thing. Once a website brings up a topic every other nobody site has to copy.
People have a pc or console at home that they play more "hardcore" games on, when they are on the move they use their phone since the selection and quality has exploded the last years. Most people wont take a PSV or 3DS in their bag or pocket, they have all the entertainment they need allready in their phone. Sitting home playing me personaly take out my iPad2 when I want to play something casual and tho I have allready ordered my PSV I am not sure how often I would pick that one over my iPad2.. I hope the PSV wil give me..or everyone that is a experience we can only experience on the PSV. Games like Litle Big Planet where you can make your own levels and take photos with the PSV to place as textures in the game.. I hope they think a little out of the box, an example would be if you took your PSV to a friend for some co-op in a game. Your friend is playing on the PS3 and you on the PSV... Or games like Ruin where you can play on the PSV and when you come home you can continue on the PS3....little things like that would be a "buy or not" for many I think.. What do you guys/gals think?
I think you know nothing about gaming, history, or how the two relate. The 3ds and vita are already selling more than alot of past systems "selection and quality has exploded the last years. " LOL, oh you kidder
I have been around gaming since 5¼ inch floppys was the best you could get. Not saying im any expert or anything, but I know a thing or two about gaming history ;) Denying that the mobile/tab gaming marked has not explodes is like putting your head in the ground...you know like the Ostrich do :) @smashcrashbash Yeah but the people that are walking around with a tablet have usaly replaced a laptop or netbook. Some would mayby take a PSV in the bag also...but I honestly think they would do that for a few weeks and in the end just take the tablet with em... Many games on a phone/tablet are just as deep and advanced as a standalone handheld. It's more of the casual games but that dont mean there aint "hardcore" big games for the phone/tablet. People that have done some gaming on many systems wil know what I am talking about.
People walk around with their tablets in their bags so I don't see why you would do the same with the 3DS or VITA. People don't seem to have any problem carrying around something twice as big and twice as heavy as a 3DS and VITA,so why should you have a problem carrying a handheld around? Also the quality and selection of phone games are no where near the level of handhelds. No gamer believes that.A 10 for a phone game is not the same as a 10 for a handheld game. They are in different leagues and on different levels. This is why I constantly tell people to stop comparing them. A phone and a handheld are two completely different things.
I think you're ignoring the fact that what is best/desired for you is not what is best or desired for other people. I carry my 3DS everywhere with me. I don't have a smart phone, because I don't need one. I use my phone to (drumroll) make telephone calls and text. I can check my email/do internet stuff at both work AND at home, so why the heck would I pay 30 bucks extra per month per line to get data? For me, on my household income, doing that is fiscally irresponsible. At its core, smart phones have made it ok to be impatient. Phone companies are never going to convince me that I should pay them an extra 60 bucks a month for both my line and my wife's line just so that we can get data the few times we are not at work and at home. Smart phones make sense if you live in a big city and spend a ton of time commuting. If you live in a big city, great. More power to you. But consider that there are people that live in this country who have very short commutes that don't need that kind of "convenience". I'd rather play better games on a dedicated device. It is cheaper for me. It is. A smart phone usually "requires" a data plan at 30 bucks a month plus taxes, and you're looking at 360 dollars a year PLUS sales/useage/local/telecom taxes. I'm not including the base part of the plan you need to maintain a cell phone for calls. My 3DS cost 170 and if you're patient you don't pay full retail for older games. I can game cheaper on a handheld than a smartphone.
Yeh when you compare it to the Vita sales Try comparing your opinion to the 3DS sales!
@ waseem335 Wow, you really care about sales dont you?. Do you even play games?. You seem to be constantly reassuring yourself that the 3DS is going to outsell the Vita- which everyone already knows since it's a lot cheaper and has a bigger market. You seem to be someone who is really insecure and gets insulted any time you see a pro-Vita comment/article, which you ALWAYS seem to follow up with a comment regarding the 3DS' sales.Nobody should give a shit about sales but apparantly that's all you care about. Insecurity at it's finest. Seriously dude, put the tape measure away because it's size aint gonna change.
Perhaps it's too soon for these articles about the fall of dedicated handheld gaming. This is because the 3DS is currently selling well and because the vita has only been on sale for a couple of weeks. Such articles might have more merit in about a year. That's the problem with the Internet, 'journalists' or bloggers prematurely posting articles that lack analyses.
I'm not sure how a year is going to make a difference. Pro-smart phone people here just seem to ASSUME that because THEY are ok with 1-3 dollar mini games that other consumers are as well. I'm not. I consider smartphone gaming to be pretty superficial based upon what I've seen. I've tried a lot.
Look if you actually read what was written in the article you'll see that all I want is for the success of portable gaming. In the article I ask some questions for you all the answer, and I want you to be honest about how you respond. Because f you do you'll understand where I'm coming from. So I ask you to read the questions and if you still disagree, then Debate. I'm always willing to answer any of your responses. That's my last bubble... Lets see if you really want to discuss this like Gentlemen.
you can get a ipod touch which is more convenient to carry around / has tons of apps and uses other than gaming and does them well/ has an insane ammount of games/ games cost ~1$ each. why would anyone go back to buying a dedicated portable console where games cost 40$ each and it does nothing else.
Mostly you get what you pay for. The low prices of their software equates, with a few exceptions, to the low quality and playability of games for tablets and smartphones. Many people prefer more sophisticated games with proper controls and therefore will pay the higher costs for dedicated handheld gaming.
Can Ipod Touch do a God of War game? How bout Uncharted games? And oh, I saw NBA 2K12 lite and it sucks balls. Yes it is cheap, and so does the quality of the game itself. Most smartphones can't even handle GTA III properly displaying a poor framerate. Racing games on smartphones also sucks where you can't steer the car properly because the steering is done thru motion sensing. The only game that I think works properly with the touchscreen control on smartphones are those cutesy games where you cut fruits or throw birds via catapult.
yea but the problem is that I dont want to play THOSE games on a portable. it doesnt matter if its on a psp or iphone , there all gimped compared to home console. why would i want to play a port of a 3d game only to be garbage because of the graphics and controls on portable console when i could play it on my console at home. if i wanted to play a gow game id play it on my ps3 with my hdtv not on a tiny 3" screen.
Then why bother comparing the price of a full blown game on dedicated gaming handhelds to the price of games that are coming out on smartphones? You're saying that you'd rather play those games on their home console counterpart, and that's the point.. those game I've mentioned got a home console quality and feel that you can experience on a portable console where you can play even you're doing your business at the bathroom. And the feel is very natural compared to those that come out on smartphones because you can play those games using conventional controls rather than the complicated touchscreen control. And that's inline with your complain about the big difference in price for dedicated gaming console games over smartphone games. If you prefer playing home console games over handheld consoles then that's a different topic.
Though Portable gaming is falling I don't think it will be dying anytime soon. Though the 3DS stumbled out of the gate it made a nice recovery in the back half of 2011 with a $169.99 tag and some hit games. Both the 3DS and Vita will survive in the coming years.
No And don't get me wrong I play/buy £6/£10 PSN games on my PS3 just as much as I do full retail PS3 games. Same will go for Vita when I get one. And BTW Vita does apps as well as games very well. just take time to get a descent app store. Problem with phones are the lack of descent controls.
There's more than enough room for dedicated handhelds. The 3ds has already sold a staggering 14million!
I don't think so. The 3DS is selling well and the hype for the Vita on gaming boards showing the interest for it, clearly show that people still want Handheld gaming. (and why not. The iphones and tablets don't offer the experiences of deadicated systems). However the one thing iphones and tablets may do is limit how much more the handheld gaming market can expand as potential new handheld consumers may just stick with there phones. But seeing how big the handheld market is anyway i don't see this as an issue to worry about. Still at the end of the day all we can do is wait and see
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