Game Console vs Mobile Devices

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With cellphone technology jumping leaps and bounds, one question pops into my mind:  Will gaming consoles lose ground?  The portability of the mobile phone coupled with the new technology allowing for gameplay is gaining a strong following.  Games such as Angry Birds and Flappy Birds have captured followers plus popular games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas have mobile versions but the mobile world is not quite ready to conquer the console world. It is true that gaming on mobile devices are increasing at an alarming rate – 126 million players expected to rise to 144 million http://tiny.cc/773fmx and mobile gaming devices like the PSP Vita has not topped expected sales but there are pros and cons to mobile gaming. game-console-vs-mobile-devices-4 First, lets review the pros.  Mobile devices have added great features to their cell phones – with increased RAM, CPU speeds and graphics.  Another great asset with gaming on the cell phone is cost.  There are tons of free games and most other games do not run more than about ten bucks apiece.  Some games have decent story lines, taking its cues from classics- such as the old Warcraft, or developed a version for the cellphones like Grand Theft Auto.  These games have brought lots of money to the gaming industry and the cellphone industry has introduced us to Clash of the Clans, and Grand Theft Auto has several mobile versions available.  The number one top paid game is Minecraft- started out on PC, went to mobile devices before it hit the console market.   One con that mobile devices have against taking over the console world is graphics.  Consoles have great graphics- that increase with each device.  Phone graphics are better than they were but not quite as good as consoles .   Also, cellphone are limited with space.  Great games have great graphics that require speed, space and memory- all are limited (At the moment) with the cell industry, Game consoles still produce fast- little lag- gaming.   Smartphones have HDMI capability (requires extra purchases) but it still does not compare to the console connected to the television http://tiny.cc/qa4fmx. With the increased mobile gaming industry, the next wave could be games that cross paths- play on your Xbox or Playstation and while out and about- check in with you mobile device.    It is completely feasible to begin a game on the computer and continue on your mobile device. game-console-vs-mobile-devices-3   With the increase of mobile devices being used for games, one begs the question- is the console dead?  I do not think that the smartphone will kill the console. Computer gaming use to rank high- higher than consoles.  Over time, consoles seem to have overtaken the gaming world, but there are still games such as- Diablo, Everquest and World of Warcraft that dominate the computer world and keep computer gaming alive.  Consoles may need to adjust and change but mobile devices will not kill the consoles- bruise them- but there will always be those games and followers that keep gamers glued to consoles.     With cellphone technology jumping leaps and bounds, one question pops into my mind:  Will gaming consoles lose ground?  The portability of the mobile phone coupled with the new technology allowing for gameplay is gaining a strong following.  Games such as Angry Birds and Flappy Birds have captured followers plus popular games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas have mobile versions but the mobile world is not quite ready to conquer the console world. game-console-vs-mobile-devices-2 It is true that gaming on mobile devices are increasing at an alarming rate – 126 million players expected to rise to 144 million http://tiny.cc/4b4fmx and mobile gaming devices like the PSP Vita has not topped expected sales but there are pros and cons to mobile gaming. First, lets review the pros.  Mobile devices have added great features to their cell phones – with increased RAM, CPU speeds and graphics.  Another great asset with gaming on the cell phone is cost.  There are tons of free games and most other games do not run more than about ten bucks apiece.  Some games have decent story lines, taking its cues from classics- such as the old Warcraft, or developed a version for the cellphones like Grand Theft Auto.  These games have brought lots of money to the gaming industry and the cellphone industry has introduced us to Clash of the Clans, and Grand Theft Auto has several mobile versions available.  The number one top paid game is Minecraft- started out on PC, went to mobile devices before it hit the console market. game-console-vs-mobile-devices-1 One con that mobile devices have against taking over the console world is graphics.  Consoles have great graphics- that increase with each device.  Phone graphics are better than they were but not quite as good as consoles.   Also, cellphone are limited with space.  Great games have great graphics that require speed, space and memory- all are limited (At the moment) with the cell industry, Game consoles still produce fast- little lag- gaming.   Smartphones have HDMI capability (requires extra purchases) but it still does not compare to the console connected to the television http://tiny.cc/2c4fmx. With the increased mobile gaming industry, the next wave could be games that cross paths- play on your Xbox or Playstation and while out and about- check in with you mobile device.    It is completely feasible to begin a game on the computer and continue on your mobile device. With the increase of mobile devices being used for games, one begs the question- is the console dead?  I do not think that the smartphone will kill the console.  Computer gaming use to rank high- higher than consoles.  Over time, consoles seem to have overtaken the gaming world, but there are still games such as- Diablo, Everquest and World of Warcraft that dominate the computer world and keep computer gaming alive.  Consoles may need to adjust and change but mobile devices will not kill the consoles- bruise them- but there will always be those games and followers that keep gamers glued to consoles.  

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