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Tablets and smartphones killed pocket consoles?

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    Default Tablets and smartphones killed pocket consoles?

    I remember during the 90's The gameboy is a big thing, You are not a cool kid without one. In the Early 2000's it is all about the PSP and Nintendo DS. I thought the Nintendo 3ds and PSP vita will be a huge thing but I rarely see people who plays them. I don't even see any pocket console game getting hype like their predecessors do. Most people seemed to be more interested with Game apps for tablets and smartphones because most of them are free. I have a feeling that PSP Vita and Nintendo 3ds might be the last pocket game console because everything they can do can be done by a Tablet. I know the tablets and phones dont have buttons so gaming with a pocket console is much more comfortable but kids of today and even the kids at heart don't seem to be interested with pocket consoles anymore.

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    I'm in agreement with you. One of my friend used to have the PSP but since the time he has got his iPhone and iPad I have never seen him with PSP. In fact, I myself have PS3 but I've not played it in a while. Though I understand, PS3 is a different ball-game altogether but the point is clear you get to play else where, so you are kinda satisfied. Touch panels are attractive!

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    Portable gaming systems are on the decline and that is mainly due to the increase in tablet and smartphone use. Most people these days have either a tablet or smartphone, so carrying an extra device around just to play games on isn't needed as much as it once was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anuj Dhawan View Post
    I'm in agreement with you. One of my friend used to have the PSP but since the time he has got his iPhone and iPad I have never seen him with PSP. In fact, I myself have PS3 but I've not played it in a while. Though I understand, PS3 is a different ball-game altogether but the point is clear you get to play else where, so you are kinda satisfied. Touch panels are attractive!
    TV connected consoles are still doing well because it already have it's own market but "TV tablets" or smart TV might become it's threat soon. In case of portable consoles against phones and tablets, well most games in phones and tablets are free to play while most pocket console games are expensive.

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    The full consoles, such as the PS4 and Xbox will always be popular I think and in a way that's also contributed to the downfall of the portable gaming system.

    The portable versions are nowhere near as powerful and people expect the games to be the same when in reality they can't be so people are left disappointed.

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    Yes,they did, because the tablets and smartphones have more features than just playing certain games. You can play the games you want, download new install or uninstall whenever you want to, even some games can be modified and be more attractive. Apart you can listen to music and play without having to use two devices. I think tablets and smartphones killed them since the time they hit the market with the android game development. It is important, the hours of fun that many of us had with the pocket game consoles, nothing compared to those afternoons doing nothing else, just playing.

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    Truthfully I just came to realize that I haven't seen anyone with one of those in ages or anyone talking about them. Mostly they talk about ps4, Xbox and the Wii but no more portable consoles .

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    We can also add the fact that most pocket console games are expensive. There is payment in mobile games but most of them are micro-transactions that were optional. Sony and Nindendo should have aded more features for psp vita and Nintendo 3ds. Those 2 are also expensive compared to an Android tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    We can also add the fact that most pocket console games are expensive. There is payment in mobile games but most of them are micro-transactions that were optional. Sony and Nindendo should have aded more features for psp vita and Nintendo 3ds. Those 2 are also expensive compared to an Android tablet.
    Not only are the consoles expensive, but the game cartridges itself, so it's cost is a major factor it isn't as popular as before.

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    Consoles are still popular, PS4 and Xbox one are thriving. It is the pocket consoles that were dying. You don't hear any hype to any upcoming PSP Vita or Nintendo 3DS games. I really don't know if we will ever see a new generation of pocket console after this.

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    Yes unfortunately (or fortunately) they killed pocket consoles...

    Each one has it's own personal opinion. But I used to have a Playstation Portable with me all the time and it was really heavy! Now all I need is my smartphone, and it has even better graphics than a playstation portable.

    The other day I saw a friend of mine playing a racing game on his iPhone and I was really amazed by the graphics quality and playability!

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    I have seen with my own eyes as games in the galaxy samsumg s3, iphone 5 show games that surprised me a lot with their finishes, games that perfectly would be the PS3 / 360 / Wii U, I've seen games that are poisoning you could be, being very complicated or very simple, achieve keep you glued to your phone for hours, mobile and graphically outweigh nintendo 3DS and PS Vita, but catalog (not counting mobile games rarely worth more than $ 5) even that make it through simple games, fps, racing and sandbox. this is my question already achieved the smartphone replace the handheld, or Nintendo and Sony still have a say in the laptop field

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    The Walking dead by TellTale is a Ps3 game and it is available for Android and Ios. I am so amazed how a PS3 game managed to run well with a mobile device. Someday Apple Television will become a threat to Game console because it has game apps.

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    When it comes to game consoles, not only I'd it about how powerful the actual device is, it's also about what games are available.

    Even though smart TV's these days do come with apps and the ability to download games, I don't think they'll ever be able to replace the consoles, simply because of the games.

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    Yeah what keeps the consoles alive are the fanbase who are loyal to their favorite games. That is something pocket consoles failed to do, they have good games but they never get to keep their fans loyal. I actually find PSP vita games cooler than Android games but games from the APPstore are free while games for PSP Vita are for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    The Walking dead by TellTale is a Ps3 game and it is available for Android and Ios. I am so amazed how a PS3 game managed to run well with a mobile device. Someday Apple Television will become a threat to Game console because it has game apps.
    You're very right about that, considering it has a lot of essential features that enhance a user, but right now Apple doesn't offer alot and a person would need, a subscription of unlimited data.

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