A survey of gamers and tech enthusiasts suggests that, contrary to what many analysts think, mobile phone and tablet games are not harming games console sales.
Well what did you expect? I mean nothing can come close to that home experience. Phones are suppose to be the future of gaming? And who is to say that everyone who gets a phone is getting and subjecting themselves to long term contracts just to play games? When a gaming console or a dedicated gaming handheld is purchased, then you know why its being purchased for...You know to play games. Unfortunately the same cant be said about phones. With that said; big time publishers cant guarantee themselves a sell through while trying to push their 60dollar games in comparisson to those small bite size 99cent games. And with the size of these companies there is no way they will suddenly stop making big budget games for smaller profit gains in a platform thats pretty much the face of fragmentation. What I mean is...with the exception of apple, andriod runs on many different devices which leads to said fragmentation. Not every phone out there will be able to run every game smoothly assuming they start cranking console like games which are obviously far superior and more complex than say...infini blade could ever be? Also there is the issue of price, most of these highend phones already exceed the costs of dedicated handhelds or even the home gaming consoles themselves. If its just to have the privilage to game, then signing up for long term contracts just to stay up to date with the latest and most capable phone is just silly. Then you got yourself a dilema, which shouldntbethe case since phones are just that, phones. But with the persistance of the media and these so called anylists blowing the smartphones is the future of gaming talk, we now do. And that little dilema happens to be battery life; do...you play your phone to death like most hardcore gamers do their dedicated gaming handhelds on the regular basis? Or do you...simply use that battery life you know for...phone related purposes? After all one needs that battery life for emergencies? All phones can ever do is offer small bite size games for their current price points. In the future I do foresee a hybrid plug and play device one like a tablet with console specs that perhaps functions as both tablet and a console. But for now I dont see much changing. On a side note, it would be nice if Sony came out with a new 180gb ps3 skue which included a wifi version vita & copy of ruin for 450? That...would be something.
"Survey Results: Mobile Games are not Killing Consoles" Obviously we as gamers have always known this fact. The targeted demographic is just different from ours, and this is something that "industry experts" keep getting wrong. They think that all video games are targeted towards all the same people.
Yeah, tell me about it. Its just ridiculous if you ask me.
totally different demographic. Of course it won't kill console. That is like saying ipad/tablets will kill LCD/LED television set. Not going to happen.
exactly, cuz Why the hell would i stop playin dark souls to play some angry birds......analyst are retarded
It is really interesting that ARM has caught up with Intel & AMD so amazingly fast! And I mean lightning fast like The Flash! If you look at PS Vita, a Wii U, controller, a smartphone and a tablet and the iControl Pad you can already see where video games are going at. It will all go back to that old video game machine called the..... Nintendo Game & Watch - a portable pocket sized gaming device with a screen and buttons from the 1980s. The screen now is the most vital part of it though. Even though Nintendo is against this because of cost of production... but a lot of electronics companies specially Sony are trying their best to marry the PC, the Phone and the PlayStation all in one. The PSP Go, the Xperia Play and the PS Vita are getting close. Its only a matter of time before we get there. Another good direction is the phonetablet with stylus and iControl Pad-ish accessories. Which I feel will be mainstream standard by next year. There is one Android game I really really like on my Galaxy S2. Its called Third Blade and its made in SKorea. Once a PS3 Dual Shock 3 app becomes available to Android with out rooting of course the enjoyment will be 100%!
Of course not. There are good, quality titles for mobiles, but they can't come close to games like Red Dead Redemption or Mass Effect 3.
How the hell could they? I think they are totally different sets of people. I don't even use mobile gaming of any sort, I couldn't tell you what an Angry Bird is, except that I have heard it's a stupid mobile game. Consoles and even handhelds are safe, this comparison is off basis to begin with and I think it'd be like saying because Farmville has hundreds of millions of people on it the AAA titles on consoles are in danger...get outta here!
You got it right Noticeably_FAT. I know so many people who own smart phones and never even downloaded a game. I have a smart phone, and the only game I have ever played on it is Freecell. There are many console gamers who do not play mobile games and vice-versa.
Well I use my iphone to game all the time, So far I've Played: World of goo Plants vs zombies Zenonia Dead space Real racing Gta chinatown wars First 3 final fantasy and tactics Chaos rings Nova Ray man 2 Rage Tony hawk pro skater 2 Modern combat 2 Infinity blade Hector Phoenix wright Sonic 4 Rock band Crash bandicoot nitro kart Rainbow six: shadow vanguard Those are at the top of my head. Theyre good games
who would of ever guessed.......... I have yet to find a mobile game thats as deep as some original gameboy games I play
Mobile games are a totally different target market
You needed to do a survey to tell us this? Mobile gamers and Console/Handheld console gamers aren't even in the same demographic, though I can't speak for everyone Mobile devices cater mostly to casual gamers while Console and Handheld's cater mostly to core gamers.
Well they need to throw something at the detractors that keeps saying the console market is dead. I mean how can a market that is supported by millions of consumer just go under because a certain market is surging? Its like none of these guys have checked the history of PC gaming, when so-called analyst said it was going to go under during the surge of console gaming. History will just repeat itself and the console industry will not just die off because the smartphone market is currently surging.
I agree. Im not a mobile gamer myself but I like to keep up on game industry trends. From what I can tell mobile gaming has barely even dented console gaming, it's merely created another portal for the casual market which Im sure most will agree that this can only be a good thing, since consoles where getting flooded with a lot of shovalware that would have been better suited to a mobile device.
In other news... a recent study done by really smart analists shows that go-kart racing aint killing standard car racing as once predicted. This comes as really baffling news to people who predicted that every car nut would stop going to f1, nascar and rally races once cheaper barkyard Mom against grandpa races were available.
LOL, I laughed when I read this, since Console fanboys always state consoles are killing PCs.
I think real gamers known this for a long time, little 99 cents app is not real gaming. The only people who believes mobile gaming is the future are people who doesn't play game or rarely play games.
Shock and awe!! Seriously though, mobile games are a fun distraction that casual gamers and some core gamers occupy themselves with. Console gamers do their gaming on console not because thats how they enjoy gaming; controller, tv, couch and tons and tons of time to kill
These people say this kind of thing all the time... When TVs first came out, everyone said it would be the end of cinema.... When the iPhone came out, everyone said people would stop visiting websites....
I think to say that mobile games will 'kill' consoles is a stretch, but they will dent lifetime sales of the Vita and 3DS. Core gamers will still buy them but they will get much fewer 'casual' sales than the PSP and especially the DS, which can be attributed to these people happy with the experience they receive from a smart phone. Heck, the other big market (particularly for Nintendo) is kids, and most of my little cousins are asking for an entry level iPod Touch for xmas to use as a gaming device. When I quiz them why they want this as opposed to a 3DS, they say that a $20 iTunes gift card can get them close to 20 games that they can purchase without the need for their parents to drive them to a store. And when this $20 runs out, there are still 1000's of free games to keep them entertained until they are able to receive another gift card. Also, not trying to sound pro mobile gaming - give me a vita or 3DS any day, but has anyone played Real Racing 2 with steering assist and brake assist turned off? It is seriously the best racing SIM available on ANY portable system (shits all over Gran Turismo PSP) It is proof that you can get full featured games on these devices - those who think mobile gaming is only made up angry bird style games are ignorant.
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