Is iOS killing handheld gaming?

GameSnark writes:"We could be close to the point where consumers like you and I refuse to pay more than £5 for a game on any handheld system meaning that the Nintendo 3DS and Sony's NGP (PSP2) will be those respective companies last handhelds. Do we really want to live in a world where immersive, deep and meaningful games only exist on home consoles because Apple bred a generation of penny-pinching gamers?"

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Rampaged Death2797d ago

Nope it's making it bigger !

captain-obvious2797d ago

everything seems to be killing gaming now a day ?

Optical_Matrix2797d ago

Yeah but theres a HUGE quality difference between what I was seeing in those NGP tech demo's, and full iOS games. I'd easily fork out £30 for say Metal Gear Solid Peace's up there with most console games in terms of sheer quality.

Jio2797d ago

iOS gaming is basically a gateway for non-gamers to get into gaming

Raendom2797d ago

Totally agree and you couldn't have picked a better example.

cochise3132797d ago

This is laughable, I'd glady pay to play Uncharted, Killzone, and MGS on the go. I wouldn't mind paying to take my psn where ever i go.

CarnageXB2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

I certainly play games on my iPod Touch and iPad alot more than I play games on my psp or dsi. People say that these ios devices only have games thats good to play for 5 minutes to pass time. I disagree, I have played games that I played for hours some times like World of Goo, battlefield bad company, angry birds, light cycle, and a bunch more. I will be getting the 3DS and NGP though.

I do enjoy playing pokemon on the Nintendo handhelds and a few games for the Sony handhelds. Its just with the prices the ios appstore has cant be beat. I really hope sony has some games on the ngp psn appstore for a reasable price. I dont like paying $15+ for a digital download game

kenmid2797d ago

IOS is not killing gaming, Handheld pricing is killing gaming. I have just as fun paying $1 for game then paying 30 bucks for psp game.

pr0npwn3rer2797d ago

Amen to that, although I have just as fun using .. >_>

HobbsCanuck2797d ago

I used to have mine jailbroken, but after my 2nd Gen iPod Touch decided that its battery is gonna be stupid and last a few hours at max, I removed the jailbreak. And it was laggy. I'm just gonna wait for this years iPod to come out before I get another one.

specialguest2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

You're being silly if you expect developers to spend millions developing a game just to practically give it away for $1-$5.

As Reggie from Nintendo was quoted in this article:

“I actually think one of the biggest risks today in our gaming industry are these inexpensive games that are, candidly, disposable from a consumer standpoint, ” he told Game Trailer TV. He added that such games create a “mentality for the consumer that a piece of gaming content should only be $2.”

This is exactly the mentality you're displaying.

In my opinion, both mini mobile device games and major games can coexist.

Aarix2795d ago

Their not spending "millions" on iOS games and developers make a much bigger profit making simplier games than handhelds

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