"And Puzzle & Dragons may have just scored a global record."
And this is surprising because? The 3DS and PS Vita are predominately game consoles, which have less overall uses than a tablet. Like, outside of gaming, the Vita only does an okay job at running say Twitter, playing a movie (screen size), browsing the internet, where as a tablet will give you 7 - 10 inches to browse the web, web chat, take arguably better pictures, use as a remote, better screen for movies, generally more portable (at least against the Vita over the thumbsticks). Not to mention there is more after market value for a tablet than the Vita / 3DS and several tablets can be bought for less than the 3DS or Vita.
Exactly, who is surprised by that? Tablet are not for gaming, you can game on it, but they are not made for it. A lot of Businessmen and so on also use tablets and are far away from gaming with it. I mean, there are also a lot more PCs out there than consoles, but they are not gaming PCs, they are old and used only for work. Really nothing to be surprised here...
I'm seriously scratching my head over this. this is something even Captain Obvious himself would decline to say, but somehow they did a "research" for it?
Yea and in 4-5 years, those same people are DONE GAMING. They will have moved on to the next "cool" thing. Water always finds it's level.
Right? I wonder if they know there are more cell phones made than people who talk on them... lol
In other news, water is wet.
Chuck Norris can chew water.
Chuck Norris doesn't need to chew water,it evaporates once it enters his mouth
Chuck Norris is already dead for 10 years, but Death was afraid to tell him.
This is shocking.
Hahaha... I love the comments you guys come up with. wait, wait!! I've got one!!... Can't wait to see more tablet controllers... huh?, huh?.... Sony may hold on to traditional console gaming, but it's disheartening that tablets are making game development even more casual than Wii did. Where's the virtual reality I'm still dreaming about?!?
And a lot more people have smartphones compared to tablets. I therefore declare tablets to be dead.
...and they're gamers? Oh look, its from tabtimes.com
There are also dozens of different "tablets" and 3DS and Vita are only two devices. Also, dedicated gaming portables have been around for decades and have already proven they have longevity even during the height of the novelty of mobile technology. Maybe I should make an article about how my laptop, with an i7 quad core, 1000gb hd, ssd, 16gb ram, dedicated nvidia graphics, etc. crushes every single tablet that they will feature over the next few years. I can say that with voracity because of the space, thermal, battery, manufacturing, and other limitations they will be dealing with. Unless some kind of literally revolutionary technology is released that is.
lol vita causes hand cramps within minutes due to fail design which leads to arthritis. when it comes to competition in the land of gaming, the exclusives will determine who wins, not the sales figures < fact 3DS wins over a Vita and tablet, better games, better comfort, even 2DS. heck even wiiU has better more next gen games than vitA and ps4 . poor sony, soo many ps4 sold, but only has resogun to offer ): the rest exclusives RAUNCHED < factoid ps4ail! nintendo wins ..
Is this the only thing you have to offer, trolling? Adolescent angst over the floundering WiiU does little to bolster any position you take.
Was waiting in line and saw this kid no older than 6 or 7 and he was playing a racing game in an Ipad mini. It looked like crap. I couldn't help but wish he was holding a vita and playing with Sonic All Stars transformed. Sadly kids these days only crave disposable 5 minute games from the App Store, it seems
Not all kids. :) My little girl gets into longer stuff too, on iOS and Vita, PS3/4 etc.. There are going to be a whole lot more "real" gamers after our generation just off the back of all these gaming parents around. There'll be more casual gamers too, but oh well. Different strokes!
I hope so but by then, I predict the death of dedicated handhelds. Still wishing to be proven wrong.
@MightyNoX Maybe, one day if controller attachments take off.. Maybe they'll get better "proper game" developer support from big studios (other than Squeenix who seem a bit iOS obsessed..) Maybe? Who knows. The 3DS still sells well, perhaps Nintendo can follow that up with another success. As much as I love the Vita it feels a bit of an afterthought lately. :(
And more people have computers than consoles. Who gives a hoot? Doesnt mean more people game on tablets or that tablet games are anything more than mediocre.
Oh boy... I'd be embarrassed to write up a research report that's based entirely on common sense, let alone write an article about it and expect people to be informed and surprised about it, but maybe that's just me. This is like saying "Shocking Research Proves Wii U Owners Love Super Mario Games" or "PlayStation Owners Buy DualShock Controllers over Microsoft Game Pads: The Amazing Reason Why Inside." Shameful, ignorant journalism.
Really? my mind is blown away. Biut realistically comparison is stupid. you cant compare tablets with just the 3DS and vita. yoou need to include the PSP and DS. It's slightly different market and kinda hard to compare how many people actually use tablets. I mean does 100 million tablets sold mean that 100 million tablets are being used? A big percentage of them would probably be shoved in a desk never to be touched again because the owner has bought an upgrade 2-3 times.
I'm shocked... since tablets offer games like Zelda, 'nd Gravity Rush. Who needs a DEDICATED handheld gaming system?
Research shows that tablet and mobile phone journalists have a need to outcompete the interests of others. "Mine SELLS MORE, ergo its BETTER." Speed boats sell much less than fishing boats. But speed boats can do things that fishing boats can't.
Well ofcourse!!! Tablets are not truly game centric, everyone owns them as they are replacing pc and laptops for the average user. Slowly they are also becoming gaming machines for atleast the casual gamer. Handhelds are directly aimed at gamers.
This is why it's more important for Sony to get its Xperia line together (which it finally is doing), rather than chasing after the handheld market.
I think this calls for the classic - No shit, Sherlock.
Don't you say?
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