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  • tangumagaudalupe - July 20, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    This guy is a dumb ass. The reasons he gave are why consoles are not going away. Like the i Pad and other devices like it. They get put out at a fast pace if you have to worrie that you don't have the best hardware to play the next game you continually have buy new hardware who wants that one powerful console Evey few years is not bad for business. The pricing structure is but that's another discussion. When you know that you well have the same power for a few years i think that good if the iPad stars going down the next fad will come along and take it's place especially with Apple. They probably have the next iPad 4,5,and 6 when iPad3 come out later this year. In the life span of the Xbox 360 and the PS3 their are already 3 iPad 5 or 6 types of iPhone and with Steve Jobs out of the picture the next best fad for Apple is a long way off.
  • ZigzMagoo - July 20, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Logically this article is quite misleading. It accounts the amount of users or sales from a certain platform, but it does not show crossover. Many people who have bought Angry birds, also have a 300 dollar xbox or ps3, as well as 5-10 60 dollar games. Mobile games do not come even close to the amount of money that console games make. Sure Angry birds has been downloaded like a million times, times that by a dollar, and you are stil not even in the same league as games like Madden, GTA, or oblivion.
  • Stabby_Joe - July 20, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    And PC gaming? If you were to lump console and PC then you'd get over 50%, no doubt. Look, I think that mobile games are a great alternative but they're not the replacement. Many MANY people still want the big screen experience. More than likely what we'll get in the future is a mobile device that can also play on the big screen. The WiiU is the first step in that direction. As long as I can still play something a huge and complex as lets say Skyrim on something sizable, I don't care what I play it on. @ThatGuyFromTV Yes but did Infinity Blade allow you to go far off the scripted path? While it was a great game, until it does that I'm not saying mobile gaming is on par yet.
  • fetalspray - July 20, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    Lets not forget here that the gaming market has increased substansially recently with the influx of casual gamers and mobile gaming so people who previously werent in to gaming but play simple casual app games are now counted as part of the market. The amount of console gamers isnt decreasing its increasing with every new generation of kids and will continue to do so its just that the gaming market as a whole is expanding. I dont think we should worried about companies giving up on consoles.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - July 20, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    It's inevitable, really. Consoles are going to become obsolete once more convenient, easier, faster, and all around better means to distribute and play video games are found. It's technology, it moves fast. Give the people ten years and I guarantee you that we'll be able to put the power of a PS3 or an XBox 360 into a cell phone... wait, scratch that, they already did that with Infinity Blade. What I think is going to be the next step away from consoles is that the game "console" will be nothing but a piece of software to download on your computer, a program that can read and put a certain programming language into action. Either that, or something small enough to carry around easily, but can hook up to any monitor (TV, computer, even cell phones) and run and play games on. We already have Netflix doing that for movies and shows, the only thing that's keeping something from doing it for gaming is the need for a controller. If someone can make a (tactile, please) controller that is very easy to carry around, like it's able to fit in your pocket, something like this could really take off.
  • jamer199 - July 20, 2011 10:24 p.m.

    @ jackthemenace i agree with u with kinect, facebook games and most ipod games but cheap downloadable games are not meant to be games to be played for weeks.They're meant to be quick bursts of joy if there done right. They great for new developers with new ideas.Done
  • nebno6 - July 20, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    That 360 has had one too many creme pies. I better get a featured article about me for that fantastic joke.
  • Triscuitable - July 20, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    Keep in mind that that 80% in 2000 has gone to 40% because more people BOUGHT THE CONSOLES, and a lot of people migrated to the PC. Mobile gaming? 30%. But you'll never get a better gaming experience on a mobile platform. I highly doubt Microsoft, Activision, or EA will ever let their properties onto the mobile market in a quality nearly as high as their console counterparts. In the meantime, you iPhone-gigolos and whores can go back to playing "Modern Combat 2" and "Backstab".
  • Cyberninja - July 20, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    i hope what they mean by this is handhelds (DS,PSP,3DS,and Vita) are atleast 50% which would make this news bettter for all parties invouled
  • jackthemenace - July 20, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    Ah, man. I hate stuff like this. I don't wanna play crappy iPad or i{hone games, and I DEFINITELY don't wanna play that annoying FaceBook Zynga Crap. The casual market is killing gaming, and developers don't do anything to stop it. Instead of fighting back, stopping releasing their own casual market games and making more Hardcore, they cave in in an attempt to go with the flow, not only making them look weak, but also making things worse. Kinect hasn't been a revolution in gaming, it's just made small children and the elderly think that finally game's are "easy to play", and so thousands of people have suddenly started using all these stupid little game apps. I've lost track of what my original point was. Anyway, casual games are bad, Developers need to focus on hardcore console games. Done.

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