GR - "A survey of 15,000 respondents found that many are spending more time gaming on their mobile devices than they used to, and the time they invest is now rivaling that of console games."
So $0.99 games on devices pretty much everyone owns and carry in their pocket are outselling $60 games only a portion of individuals own are selling more? Mind blown...
Well, the conclusion isn't really as easy to come up with (assuming that we're talking about profits instead of numerical sales) Either ways, the article is talking about time spent gaming instead of sales.
But according to N4G, gamers would rather spend $60 on games rather than $0.99 because they know that the $60 games are of better "quality" than $0.99 games. Surely, this study is a conspiracy because what N4G says dictates what goes on in the real world of gaming.
"because what N4G says dictates what goes on in the real world of gaming." Oh god imagine if it did! THE HORROR! I'd probably have to move onto more relaxing pursuits, like knitting.
LOGICWINS use the LOGIC in your name and realize that: Average Joe uses cellphones, for work, to communicate and some other sh**, celphones are now smartphones that do more sh** than before and come with Android, which is the IOS wannabe for non Apple zealots and it offers a marketplace for buying sh**, also some sh** is available for FREE, Average Joe download free sh** as time waster and when he gets sick of playing the same sh**, spend $0.99 in some other new sh** and repeat the process...
lol Is it not true that console games are of more quality than smartphone games? Since you are being sarcastic I assume that you agree that mobile gaming is outpacing consoles, therefore consoles will be obsolete in the future huh? Your logic hardly ever makes any sense.
i would consider myself a hardcore gamer and i'm finding myself playing more and more iphone games rather than my ps3 or 360. i think its due to the fact most good iphone games are based around fun mechanics rather than shooting people. maybe im just fatigued of fps/3ps
It is so easy to get games off your phone when they only cost. $0.99 any everyone have a phone these days.
Not everyone buys a smartphone to game. It can be used for buisness, pleaslure and gaming.
All we have to do is kill ste, all yeah he's already dead.
Dude, just no.....
Bit overboard much?
I have a 3DS, iPhone 4s, Android Tablet, and $500 down on a PS Vita. I'm in portable gaming nirvana.
Mobile Gaming is big! it gives us something to do on the way to (or during) School, Work, etc. There is a large area of growth for mobile gaming so yeah this all makes sense but console/PC gaming isn't gonna turn into everyone having iPhones or Droids to game on. Even the wonderful PSVita has it's limits and may be the next best thing to use when away from your console. anyway my ideal of mobile gaming is a laptop roasting my nuts with heat from a high end mobile GPU that's running BF3! Not really mobile cause i'm plugged into someones AC outlet but battery life is getting better lol. that's because i'm a Hardcore Gamer and some $0.99 game does nothing for me but many people love angry birds or mobile facebook games! it's all good.
"Casuals YES, The CORE NO!" "that's because i'm a Hardcore Gamer and some $0.99 game does nothing for me but many people love angry birds or mobile facebook games!" Who decides whats casual and core is..you? If a person dedicates 6 hours a day to creating a realistic and impressive rendition of the Taj Mahal while playing Minecraft on his Android device, isn't he/she a hardcore gamer? If a person spends 4+ hours a day perfecting his/her trajectory in Angry Birds, isn't he/she a hardcore gamer? It's funny how you think that all hardcore gamers have to be one way.
if some spends 4+ hours on angry brids, then they need help. and no they are not hardcore.
I guess someone playing 5-6 hours on wii fit or just dance makes them a hardcore gamer as well?
There are core games on iphones and androids, oh yeah i forgot you guys dont even bother to look. Square enix supports ios with updated versions of their handhelds like secret of mana ff3 and chaos rings. Epic games pumps out what it can do with infinity blade. Then there real racing, world of goo, sonic cd, dark meadow, gta 3, monster hunters, tony hawk pro skater 2. And litteralty dozens more. If you guys actaually got your heads out of your asses and saw some of these games then you would see there are core games on ios and android. However you guys just follow a hate fad because you actually believe that smartphones are a threat to anything.
Who's surprised? More people own phones than consoles.
So many apps being created by industries trying to cash in on the craze. It's way cheaper to build a mobile app than a console app, and in some cases, more profitable.
go away you silly little articles
Not a reliable survey, it was done on a MOBIL GAMING COMMUNITY site, so these numbers aren't representative of the general public, or even the gaming community.
Its a bs study first and foremost "Still, this is hardly the first study to find that mobile gaming is on the rise, and the uphill battle that the PlayStation Vita and 3DS are facing is more than enough evidence that smartphones have eaten away at the market share of traditional gaming devices." Is that why the 3ds and vita are outpacing there competitors? Oh your using those BS market share numbers that dont include the 3ds, include a year where systems are being phased out, and you dont explain the fact that not everyone games on the phones they buy "mobile gaming community MocoSpace" "Given that the survey was only given to MocoSpae members, the results aren't necessarily a representative sample of the gaming community as a whole. Those that have opted into a mobile gaming community are probably going to care more about mobile gaming than those that haven't." = BULL SHIT Anyone who agrees with any bias study should be ashamed of themselves. Its like if I went to gonintendo.com and did a survey on how much they played nintendo games and portables vs other things. It would be like 90 percent of people only play on nintendo portables and play the games. So 90 percent of the gaming populace is the same
but think of the sensationalist headlines you could post!
Makes sense. A lot of people have a smartphone, Tablet or iPod these days The game are extremely inexpensive and are getting better. Angry Birds has been more success than most games this gen. http://finance.yahoo.com/ne... Also Angry Birds has got far more revenue streams, In game adds for F2P, expansions, toys and its on every platform known to man. Even 20th Century Fox paid to get Rio on it.
Are you daft? You do know the game is being sold for the "FREE 99" on most-to-all of any android/google powered mobile devices right?..... So if something is being sold for free, that has a very challenging contender thats being sold for premium value...... F'it I dont need to finish this statement, but you made me lol
They probably make more money of the the Free downloads, why becuase of in game advertisment. $0.99 for one install or in game adds for every level, the free version probably pays the developer more after 4 level and the paid version. To be honest I don't care for portable consoles, they are terrible, my PSP purchase was easily the worst in my life. Adding more buttons and making games that are not intended to be played on 5" screens does not interest me, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo need to focus on home consoles.
Ok now that makes more sense, people tend to jump on the first thing that seems popular..... And advertisement(s) is always the catch for anything thats free now a day(s) be it, benefitial or annoying..... They will be there
Seriously, just chuff off now!
Fun fact: Im probably the only person on planet earth that hasn't beaten Angry Birds or even got off the first lock..... Hell I resently found out that theres white and black birds on it lol
I have an android phone and I haven't played a single game on it yet. I have a 3DS and play it daily. I'm tempted to vote down sites that put out these articles because I'm so sick of hearing this kind of nonsense.
See, the issue here is that you have an Android phone…
Once again, the fact that "free is popular" is proven to the world. Wow. I wonder how much time is spent doing newspaper crosswords, vs mobile gaming? Are newspaper crosswords taking over the gaming market? I bet they are. Look out, handheld gaming... newspapers are after your profit margins.
It won't be long before developers get hip to considering iOS and Android valid gaming consoles and developing alongside the other big 3. Not all devices are the same but with iPad 2 and Prime making more and more strides to own the market, the software can only improve more and more. In addition to $.99 titles, a lot of bigger mobile developers are adopting the free-to-play platform.
give it 5 years.
so people play angry birds longer and more often than mmos or online fps games now?
Now suddenly it's the boosting of time spend stats instead of the revealing the truth that games on phones are still a tiny slice in the total world community of gamers. PC and consoles take more than 3/4 and going strong, PC gaming slice was already huge and stayes huge, consoles slice has had a tremendous boost since the introduction of this gen consoles and is most likely to increase when next-gen arrives. BS article. Iphone gaming is an on the side thing and will never be better than gaming on a huge screen with surround sound, you just can't beat that with a tiny screen. laughable man.
Mobile 'GAMING' lol
Its outpacing because its new games released everyday from more than a few developers. But... There are a lot of crappy mobile games. But A mobile game will never amount to me putting it a higher standards than console games
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