Are Smartphones Killing Handheld Gaming? Part 1

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Re:Are Smartphones Killing Handheld Gaming?
electronics862   9/27/2011 11:57:53 PM
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There's a chance that smartphone gaming may become better than handheld gaming. PC gaming is already leagues better than console gaming and has been for decades..

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maou_villaflores   9/27/2011 9:43:57 AM
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Hard core gamers would rather invest to handheld gaming/consoles because it would take to another dimension in where they can live in their own fantasy compare to the small screens in your phone.

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Himanshugupta   8/24/2011 6:26:43 AM
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I noticed something with the popularity of the mobile phones and that was the segmentation of the phones. Some mobiles were targeting music lovers, some camera and video while other internet etc. This segmentation is still to happen in smartphones. A smartphone can have all the capabilities but i wonder whether making smartphone specialized in one segment make sense.

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Handheld vs smartphones .......... goes on to ... gaming consoles
elctrnx_lyf   8/22/2011 6:52:16 AM
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The articles deals very clearly with the subject to make it easily understand why the smartphones are eating the handheld gaming device market. What I would like to see is, if the smart phones are also going to affect the sales of gaming consoles in the near feature making smart phones an alternate. Any views on this?

May be the casual gamers will be just happy with smart phone games rather than buying a console.

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electronics862   8/21/2011 9:22:55 PM
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I think smartphone games aren’t as deep or as fully featured as the current games you get on the Handheld Video Game machine. But that could change as smartphones become more powerful plus more entrenched.

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Gaming it is a big story.....
Nemos   8/21/2011 6:43:22 PM
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Gaming it is a big story.....

this phrase say it all :"not a lot more money and the apps are so inexpensive (free to $5) compared to the DS games ($15 to $35)." As you mentioned in the article the casual user is the user who determine the gaming market. And for a casual user the price per game is a high priority. The story with the crazy birds game show us that a small (few lines of code ) but a well written program can be more popular even from a program that the programmers team spent the double time to create it.

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Re: Very Valid Concern
Anna young   8/21/2011 5:43:32 AM
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 @Anandvy, You're absolutely right, access to games on smartphones by young children is a concern. Many of these younger players are addicted and are lacking in social skills.

However, from electronics industry it is business. It is development and advancement and is yielding revenue - great!

I think whilst, I encourage innovation, advancement and good market targets, electronics industry, parents and all involved should  step back and evaluate the impact such devices are currently having on these young ones. We are all responsible to ensure that these kids are not severely damaged, in a quest for huge profit making venture.

 

 

 

 

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anandvy   8/20/2011 3:28:41 AM
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The age for getting electronic gadgets is getting younger and younger.

@eemom, I agree with you that age for getting electronic gadget is getting younger but surely this is not healthy trend. Kids spend more time using these handheld devices rather than get involved in physical exercises. But from electronic industry point of view this is good news because they will get younger audiences also to whom they can target their products.


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anandvy   8/20/2011 3:25:06 AM
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The traditional companies like Kodak, canon will have to rethink their strategy.

@hwong, you are right these companies should rethink their strategy but unfortunately they dont have much option. Only way they can compete with handheld devices they should slash their prices so that people prefer their products instead of handheld devices.


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hwong   8/19/2011 6:37:56 PM
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I believe the answer to the article is a sounding yes from everyone. It's inevitable that the gaming handheld markets will vanish sooner or later and will be replaced by the smartphones. If you think about it, many of the items like handheld dictionary, handheld camera, video camera...all will be replaced. The traditional companies like Kodak, canon will have to rethink their strategy. Otherwise, it'll become another Borders book

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