Is Mobile Really A Gaming Machine?

"The Michael Pachter issue I had before, writing an article about how wrong he was about a potentially imploding handheld market, brought up a pretty good question: Is the iPod Touch/iPhone - or any mobile phone or device, for that matter - a 'gaming console'?" ~ Kevin Schaller

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dbjj120882833d ago

Short answer: No.

Long answer: I have an iPhone, I've played a ton of games on it, I don't consider any of them to be "real games." They're still relegated to the sector of gaming originally only reserved for Tiger handhelds.

insertcoin2833d ago

Once the 3DS goes mobile, then we can talk (and it would also destroy worlds).

HerrDoktorGMH2833d ago

Maybe they could be, but it's hard to say with a straight face that these platforms have games in the console / platform sense, and not just renditions of pretty classic card and board games.

I mean, I play hearts on my phone all the time, but that doesn't really make it a gaming machine.

Bigpappy2833d ago (Edited 2833d ago )

Some times they submit about 20 of those things at once. There almost never make it to the front page, because the people who frequent these sites, aren't looking for info on cell phone apps. May be the mods can put up some kind of vote to have a seperate channel.

Volpone2833d ago

Mobile gaming is the future. Console gaming is filled with sequels, and endless copycat games with little innovation. All the creativity and risk is happening in mobile gaming. If console developers can't keep up, mobile gaming will take over the industry within 5-10 years.

stormeagle62833d ago

That's quite a bold statement there.

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