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The new iPad is for gaming, may replace consoles

Rob LeFebvre at GamesBeat argues that the iPad may replace console gaming for most gamers in the future.

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NukaCola1584d ago

When the writer was like "Journey is downloadable like every other iOS game" I just laughed. You can download Crysis 2 off Origin, so it's like an iOS title? Come on bro...The iPAD isnt going to replace gaming systems anytime soon.

LOGICWINS1584d ago (Edited 1584d ago )

It can if it becomes compatible with traditional gaming controllers and can output the game via HDMI to your big screen(Like the Wii U).

Consoles come out every half decade. A new IPAD comes out every year...do the math. From a specs perspective, the IPAD can easily overtake today's PS3/360 which sport 6-7 year old technology.

Now here's the issue: Will devs such as Naughty Dog, GG, or Bungie take advantage of the IPAD's power and make exclusive games on it? Without devs to exploit the IPAD's potential..thats all the IPAD will ever be, potential.

raytraceme1584d ago (Edited 1584d ago )

"..thats all the IPAD will ever be, potential."

good and i hope it stays that way!!! I get outed for playing on my vita from the same people who bought ipads for gaming in my school. iSheep are really annoying and i hope apple fails.

Apple is destroying mobile gaming and they need to be destroyed.

Also the new ipad is weaker than the vita LOLOLOL

Flatbattery1584d ago

With everybody going ape over the price of £400 consoles, you really think a £600 tablet every twelve months is going to take over?

Not in my house, if this becomes the norm I'll be going 100% PC.

Outside_ofthe_Box1584d ago (Edited 1584d ago )

No, the issue is there isn't a market for high quality hardcore games on the ipad. Cheap games dominate the market on the ipad. Wouldn't make sense for developers of that caliber to waste time on the ipad when they can just make games on consoles where the demand is.

Kennytaur1584d ago

So the iPad can replace consoles by becoming one? One that might need replacing every year? What's the point of that?

ShinMaster1584d ago

You almost made it sound as if the Wii U was only a tablet controller.
You know there's a system linked to that, right?

LOGICWINS1584d ago (Edited 1584d ago )

"With everybody going ape over the price of £400 consoles, you really think a £600 tablet every twelve months is going to take over?"

Sure why not? Last year the IPAD sold more units than every other tablet combined and many of those people were willing to upgrade to the IPAD 3. If top tier devs r willing to make games for it...it can easily take over the console market.

"You almost made it sound as if the Wii U was only a tablet controller.You know there's a system linked to that, right?"

Of course. I said LIKE the Wii U , not exactly like the Wii U.

"So the iPad can replace consoles by becoming one? One that might need replacing every year? What's the point of that?"

Whats the point of PC gamers upgrading graphics cards each year? Less jags, better graphics etc.

mascia1584d ago

"IPAD can easily overtake today's PS3/360 which sport 6-7 year old technology."

The iPAD3 is about as powerful as my 4 year old laptop.

Flatbattery1584d ago

@LOGICWINS

"Sure why not? Last year the IPAD sold more units than every other tablet combined and many of those people were willing to upgrade to the IPAD 3."

Sales mean jack when next to non were bought solely for the purpose of gaming by the gaming hobbyist. Any gamer worth their salt knows you can buy a dedicated console for the fraction of the cost of an iPad, and you could procure a mid to high end PC for the same or lower cost.

Yes, Apple sold a lot of iPads. Personally I can't get my head round why, because there is better tech on the market for a better price.

It's not going to sell in the gaming hobbyists market unless the price is brought into line with what else is out there and they introduce control peripherals.

jeseth1584d ago

The iPad has absolutley crap casual games. Thats it!

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have juggernaut exclusive games. Plus, touch screen controls suck for the most part.

Keep your 9 inch screen and your 16 gbs of space. Maybe my wife will beat you at "Words With Friends".

Ipad gaming is a novelty at best.

Outside_ofthe_Box1584d ago

"If top tier devs r willing to make games for it...it can easily take over the console market."

Just how it is currently "easily" taking over the dedicated handheld market-- oh wait...

There is no way the ipad will replace consoles. It can't even replace the handheld market for christ sake.

You do realize that if developers were to make games on the ipad that rivaled consoles it'll cost $50 right? This kind of odd coming from someone that periodically says that it'll be hard to get consumers to spend $50 on a game when they are use to paying $.99 for a game, you aren't making any sense here...

BuffMordecai1583d ago

Logic has failed you once again.

SilentNegotiator1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

Oh Logicwins. Once again, you prove your username ironic.

"It can if it becomes compatible with traditional gaming controllers and can output the game via HDMI to your big screen(Like the Wii U)"
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That's nothing like WiiU and that idea is unlikely to be standardized by Apple.

"Consoles come out every half decade. A new IPAD comes out every year...do the math. From a specs perspective, the IPAD can easily overtake today's PS3/360 which sport 6-7 year old technology"
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So......what happens, like, next year? When a new console releases? You really didn't think this through.

"Now here's the issue: Will devs such as Naughty Dog, GG, or Bungie take advantage of the IPAD's power and make exclusive games on it?"
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The only developer you just listed that isn't owned by one of the big 3 is Bungie. And considering Bungie is working with Activision right now.....exclusives? lol

Anon19741583d ago

How the hell is Apple destroying mobile gaming? There's some great games available for the ios platform, just as there are for android platforms. Personally, I don't care what platform you choose to game on. Gamers are gamers and it doesn't matter if you sit and play minesweeper all day.

I don't understand this Ipad/anti-Ipad snobbery. If the Ipad brings more gamers into the fold - Good! If developers start bringing better titles to the Ipad - ALSO GOOD! How could anyone argue with more quality titles available to a wider audience?

Outside_ofthe_Box1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

@darkride

Where has anyone said that Apple is destroying mobile gaming?

This is about the IPAD taking OVER consoles which people are saying that it isn't going to happen besides for a select few idiots.

I couldn't care any less if there are a billion people playing angry birds. I just have a problem with people using that statistic as proof that the ipad is taking over the dedicated gaming handheld market and will soon will take over consoles.

I just hate how people are acting like gamers are moving away from dedicated gaming handhelds and consoles in favor of transitioning to gaming on tablets/smartphones. Tablets/smartphones are just bringing in an untapped causal market while consoles/handhelds are keeping the same consumers they've always had.

humbleopinion1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

@Logicwins:
Bungie is infact ALREADY making exclusive games for the ipad:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/...

And it's one of the best games on the device if I might add.

also, my Android phone already outputs to TV via HDMI connection, and connects to my PS3 controller via Bluetooth for a proper home console experience. Some of the games there already surpass the Wii games graphics-wise (not quality wise), so it's not science fiction

raytraceme1583d ago

the fact of the matter is that the ipad has low quality games that make more money than the high quality games you see on the 3ds or the vita.

If the ipad takes over mobile gaming there will be far less support for the vita from 3rd party and it will be l4d.

The ipad doesnt even have buttons and is a pos for gaming yet people still insist upon it to be a gaming device.

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salinidus1584d ago

I think its pathetic to claim such a when most of the features that make this even close to gaming device are just a gimmick

Tolkoto1584d ago

I'll wait to see how well Baldur's Gate works on the iPad.

Outside_ofthe_Box1584d ago (Edited 1584d ago )

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If you can name me one rational, sane and sensible person that is going to buy the ipad 3 purely for gaming I'll take that statement back.

DV_Bastian1584d ago

But.... ANGRY BIRDS SPACE!

-_-

CommonSenseGamer1584d ago

Yeah, funny. Now show me a game on the 360, PS3 or handhelds that is played by more people?

CommonSenseGamer1584d ago

I would buy an iPad for its general purpose abilities. For me it makes absolutely no sense to buy something like a Vita as you still need to buy other devices to get the best general mobile experience.

Outside_ofthe_Box1584d ago

That's the thing... You buy a vita for a console gaming mobile experience... if that isn't for you then you aren't part of the demographic the vita is targeting.

smashcrashbash1583d ago

No one would buy Angry Birds if it wasn't so cheap. People still buy PS3 and 360 games at the price that they are at. Angry Birds only sells well because it costs pocket change. If it where any higher it would have been ignored completely. Angry Birds is not on the same level as console games.

Hicken1583d ago

You call yourself "CommonSenseGamer," but there wasn't a shred of common sense in your comment.

Well, maybe the first sentence.

You say, "For me," but even that's silly: what sense would it make to buy something like an iPad when you still need another device for the best mobile gaming experience?

The Vita and 3DS are, from the start, dedicated to gaming. They do a pretty good job at other things, but gaming is their primary feature.

Mobile devices, on the other hand, are considered jacks of all trades: they do pretty well on lots of fronts, but they don't excel at anything in particular. And they ESPECIALLY do not surpass current consoles or handhelds in the gaming arena. Nor will they ever.

As such, this entire article is nonsense. Sorry, but I'm not giving up my PS3 for an iPad. I mean, I MIGHT... if I wanted to give up all the multiplats and exclusives, and the ability to play Blu Ray, and come through looking all nice on my TV. I mean, I don't really wanna play Starhawk The Last Guardian or anything. I'm content with...

You know what? I'll just stop there.

madjedi1583d ago

If your buying a vita for anything other than gaming, your critically lacking common sense.

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TekoIie1584d ago

No one with any sense would take this seriously...

Relientk771584d ago (Edited 1584d ago )

Consoles are WAY better than an iPad, and I dont plan on ever buying an iPad lol. Next generation consoles? yes