Many in the industry have predicted that mobile gaming will crush consoles. Aaron Carlisle wonders whether that is really likely.
Yes they can.
While the hardware might be catching up but the demand for high-end games are still low. There really isn't any demand for high end games on mobile platforms. Games that make the most money on the mobile end are games like Angry Birds and Temple Run not Infinity Blade and Shadowgun. When I play games on my phone or tablet I want something simple and easy. Something that I can play for ten minutes or more then move on. If I want to play a game for hours I will turn on my console or pc.
Exactly, if u were to throw a full game like mass effect on a phone for $50+ it will not sell unless ppl are willing to play a game like that on a small screen which i think fits a tv instead. Just my opinion but as u said mobile phones will only do well with angry birds, tetris etc etc. The demand for triple A games isnt there. Thats why i believe consoles will be around for a while.
Agreed, as of today the demand for high end games on mobile platforms inst there. However i think it would be amazing if mobiles got to the level where they have the power to be hooked up to TVs (they already can be since most of them have HDMI). All we would need is wireless remotes and the Mobile to be plugged in to a power source so it doesnt run out of batteries. As of today Mobiles are only a threat to casual base. However with the static nature of consoles being locked down to the same hardware for near a decade, it could be very possible that mobile hardware gets powerful enough to rival the next consoles in a couple of years and from there on even gain acceptability (if we do see software making its way to the mobiles). Games that are designed to be played with controller, not just touch screen games. If we get games designed to be played with controller and Mobiles get hooked up to TVs. They could possibly become a threat in the future. @ItachiUchiha Smartphones already have HDMI, the game would just need to support controller. Hence in the long run it is very possible to use a smartphone as a mini console. Smartphone power increases every year, and is growing at ridiculous levels due to all the investment available at that sales volume. With consoles being static for so long its not hard to imagine smartphones rivaling consoles in power. At which point many of us would rather have one device do all instead of buying so much different hardware. Hell i would like to have a smartphone run a Proper OS with mouse and Keyboard support. Linked up to a monitor at my work place, Hence i wouldnt need a laptop for any more.
stop the crap phone will reach its limit one day there is no need for consoles to worry....
What onslaught? Please... ipad gaming will never compare to gaming consoles or Pc's
Maybe in a decade or three LOL.
Console Gaming is console gaming. Mobile Gaming is mobile gaming. I play mobile games when i lie on my bed, waiting for trains, in the toilet, etc. I play console/pc games when i'm on my couch with my wife and kids or when i want to have good times with my friends. Both were different set of entertainment medium, we can't compare the two together. It's just nonsense.
mobile gaming is just another of many options. There's no competition.
Apples and oranges
Radio was killed by TV TV is being killed by the Internet Radio music killed Record Stores Tablets are killing Laptops/Desktops Smartphones have officially outnumbered "dumbphones" "nothing like actually turning the pages of a book" has not helped physical book at all from digital readers. etc... New technologies, or ways of using the same technology kill the old ones all the time. Dedicated gaming is not the force it used to be. We just need to accept it and still play the games we love.
Those were all because of the new technologies offering superior experiences to the former as well as making things more convenient. Smartphones will provide neither of these things until they can get anywhere near the core games that are available on consoles/PC and gain the ability to easily allow up to 8 players with different controllers to play from a single device. Besides, its not just a case of smart phones becoming as powerful as current gen consoles, if developers don't fully utilise that hardware then it won't make a difference.
Radio music was killed by record stores? So all this music radio station i always listening from my phone are fake or running by ghost huh? And a LOT of people still using physical book anywhere, anyday, anytime. Just like i prefer buying & reading a physical comic books / manga than downloading manga scan. So new tech not always better or automaticly kill the old tech.
10 disagrees, that's sad. You just sited 5 or 6 valid examples and u got 10 stealth disagrees. I'm with u man. When they (and they will) make the same call of duty's for these quad core beasts and I can hook it up to my 60" why on earth would I pay $500 for a stationary box on my TV that just does games and Netflix.
it's a different audience or just another gaming medium, no onslaught.
The people predicting that mobile will push out consoles are Mobile and social games developers that don't work on console games. I can't see myself playing a game like Uncharted or the Last of Us on a tablet or phone with crapy touchscreen controls and enjoying it.
No cell phone, tablet or IPOD will EVER out perform a next gen gaming console or PC...IDC what kinda hardware it's sporting.
How many times are people going to raise this ridiculous point? They. Are. Different. Markets.
Rehashes are what will save the console. How pathetic.
they are not direct competitors no matter how much you'd like to think so. It's like saying "Can DSLR cameras survive the camera phone onslaught?"
Funny because the mobile gaming is somewhat 3 generations behind.
Mobile wont hurt consoles, but it may hurt handhelds, I play mostly when waiting in a line or for my daughters class to finish, but ill never be playing on my cell while at the house.
2 different markets, why are we comparing? Console games =/= mobile,tablet games. I and many others plays on mobile when we are outside, play to kill a few useless minutes. I don't want to play my fav games on small screen, with useless input methods. Picture yourself playing Tekken, God Of War, Halo on the tiny screen, sure aint fun. The Wii sold to casuals because of the motion control, now the motion control wave is gone, the casuals will go behind whatever overpriced non sense like tablets. Consoles will survive.
2 years ago they were saying the same: "will console gaming survive to the mobile onslaught?" how many AAA games did exist on mobile phone to date; none. that means publishers and developers already take this segment for casual gaming like the backyard of the videogame industry.
Mobile gaming will do to consoles what consoles done to PC.
Yes, because mobile games are crap.
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