Handheld consoles like 3DS and Vita aren't being made obsolete by mobile phone games. Here's why...
Why is this even being questioned?
i have no idea
Not sure what web page you saw all I got was ads
I read the article and I have to say it's a very well written piece, and really informative. As someone with an iPhone with zero games on it I can vouch for the fact that core gamers really do need more than just flinging birds on a slingshot. I want complex leveling systems and true online multiplayer. I can't wait for the Vita!
That is the question I ask in my article, I don't understand why people are so ready to shun dedicated gaming hardware - But there are plenty of people who do so.
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This is too obvious for an article
only a moron would think that droid games would take over, they are the most casual games ever. especially those stupid games that use a touch screen d-pad, its retarded. even for people to think the ipad would rival a handheld, not even close
This was a pretty decent article, the writer maintains his opinion with lots of quoted facts.
people who like to play video games daily will continue to support handhelds
Yeah this is a retard subject. Apple is making claims that the iphone has x amount of dedicated gamers. I say for apple is stop being coy either release a dedicated gaming console of some sort... Or STFU! I don't count 1 dollar games without button controls as real gaming.
I'm rather happy to see this article....how many "Ipad/android will pawn dedicated handhelds" nonsense articles have we seen here?
Detractors of the dedicated handheld gaming devices are jumping the gun by saying its dead. I mean look at the PC gaming industry, they said it was dead when the console market was at its peek and yet its never been healthier than before. They said the physical media in gaming will be gone with the advent of the downloadable service and yet retail still makes billions of dollar in revenue. History will just repeat itself in this case since its proven that as long as their are consumers there will always be a market.
You make a good point regarding the PC industry. Interestingly I would argue that the PC's rise has do to with the great support from independent developers, much like how the mobile gaming industry has. I don't want to say that mobile games aren't "real" games (because by definition, they are). I just crave the deep experiences I get from a console/handheld game, instead of the typical mobile mechanic of a simple game that relies on addictive, yet repetitive, actions.
Dedicated gaming devices are going nowhere,and I'm a iPhone user.
The 3DS and Vita will be around for time to come. Mobile gaming will not kill it off, it would be stupid to think so.
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