Yakuza and Binary Domain creator Toshihiro Nagoshi sees next-gen consoles holding a smaller market share than PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii managed, as portable and PC gaming take centre stage.
Mobile and portable will continue to grow, yes, but I don't see the home format market going anywhere. The cake will get bigger - Xbox 720 and PS4 will just have a smaller slice.
we will see a convergence. a unit that is both portable and console. When plugged into a cradle that is connected to a tv it acts as the console with hd output. Pop it off the cradle and it is a portable. we have seen this tried before but technology has greatly improved since the nomad days. edit: fluffy, I was bummed when they said the vita wouldnt have tv out. i can understand if they did it to cut costs but when the prior psp (2k/3k/go) had it and it seems to be the thing for tablets and phones then why not the vita. I could see them having a unit with video out to upscale to 720p (at least) and bluetooth ds3 support. hell, with the camera built in it would be great if it supported move as well. oh well...i wont wait around in getting a vita for that to happen but i wouldnt mind getting another one if it did. Oh, one other thing. I notice the vita connector is similar to the go's. If anyone has both, will the go power cable work with the vita and vice versa? Since i already have a go it would be nice to be able to use its power cable if need be. You can always use a spare.
Speaking of which. PSV has a mystery connector at the top, hopefully TV output...
In Japan Maybe
I actually believe the man. When people from sega and nintendo speak I listen. Judging by the success of the nintendo 3DS and the next gen look of the PS Vita, he seems to be correct. Most of the games that old school gamers like me appreciate are now hand held exclusive. Take a minute and think about it. One day I believe hand helds will get to a point where they are completely dominant. Consoles will still be played but hand helds will takeover
He means in japan m sure. Consoles so well everywhere besides there.
This guy is obviously referring to Japan. I wouldn't ever trade my home console for a handheld.
Well I guess he shouldnt have mentioned the 360 then
but what if your console could also be a handheld? If you don't wanna unplug it from the tv so be it, but stop kidding yourself, you know damn well you would carry your portable console everywhere you go. I know I would. The only thing that's killing the Vita for me right now is the lack of R2 L2 and L3 and R3 buttons. I know you can use the touch screens but it just isn't the same. Been using dual shocks since they been around.
Worldwide it already happened psp - 80 mil ds - 150 mil outsold all consoles combined 3-1, with 1 less system The 3ds was number 1 worldwide in 2011 he isnt far off on that part gaming only on pc and phone? now hes insane
OMG, common sense! '-'
True. it already happened and the gap will probably increase this gen between consoles and portable sales.
Im glad someone here understands the truth. Things will only get crazier down the line as these portables evolve. People just like to have mobile entertainment now, and thats the way it is. The Nintendo DS proves that as its the only console to hit PS2 numbers. Almost certain to be followed by the 3DS through its lifetime.
Naw i play games on consoles and PC because i want to relax and be lazy. I dont want to look at some small screen to play games.
i can see happening somewhat,but if sony stay with the ps3 vita combo,i can see a bright future in games.hell i wish MS will make a wiiu ps3\vita combo.
Portables always dominate consoles tell us something we don't know.
The reason why Portables do so well because it's a cheaper system.well it was before the vita.be parents need something for lil'timmy to do when they are out.and the convenience of being able to take it with you.
so why was the ps2 first last gen? And the gba second? logic broken
Actually, i could see it happening. Not next gen though. Definitely not next gen. Give it a few more gens and all things will be portable (like a portable microwave in your sock)
Sorry just because you have a upswing in the portable games industry doesn't mean the console market will experience a downward swing. And about dominanting the market yeah so did the wii, and yet despite flooring both sony and microsoft in hardware sales. It hasn't done a thing to interfere with ps3 exclusives, 360 exclusives or even 3rd party mutliplatform games. I don't hear ps3 or 360 owners complaining about a lack of games to play. You can dominant all you want, but if it's several months+ at a time before new and appealing games makes you turn on the hardware. If it's a primary handheld/console that is not dominating that's being on life support, hardware isn't worth a damn without software to back it up. <-- Try to remember this when bragging about dominanting. If you joined under a month ago and you have 200+ comments you spend too much damn time arguing on n4g. There isn't that many articles here worth using all 3 bubbles up that aren't flamebait articles, but it makes alt accounts and trolls so easy to pick out.
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