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Are Gaming Consoles Still Relevant?

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Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Gaming consoles
Adeniji Kayode   4/9/2012 4:43:02 AM
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I agree with you, Smartphones and tablets cannot handle such heavy handling required by game players and probably is not intended to perform such function

syedzunair
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Re: Gaming consoles
syedzunair   4/8/2012 4:08:03 PM
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@Clairvoyant: 

Apart from the processing power and the features the entire gaming experience is what matters. One can play games using tablets and smartphones but gamers will agree that it does not yield the same level of satisfaction. It may be because there is a limitation on the number of players, handling issues with smartphones and tablets, screen sizes and sound effects etc. 

Therefore, I believe the core gaming market will always prefer gaming consoles over smartphones and tablets for gaming purposes. 

Clairvoyant
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Re: Gaming consoles
Clairvoyant   4/7/2012 7:20:53 PM
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I agree as well, Adeniji. I think gaming consoles will always have the upper hand in processing power and features.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Gaming consoles
Adeniji Kayode   4/7/2012 3:21:57 AM
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@Bolaji

I totally agree with you on that.And that means the kind of game that can be played on APPLE devices will drastically be limited to simple and probably 2D games.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Gaming shortsight
Adeniji Kayode   4/7/2012 3:19:30 AM
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I feel it would be a smart move for APPLe to move in to gaming market because of the level of success in Smartphone and Ipad, but then what about the use of game pad which APPLE will not include in all these devices. People will find it hard to adjust to this.

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Re: Gaming shortsight
t.alex   4/6/2012 6:55:08 PM
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Apple does not intentionally enter the gaming market. It is the devices are so cool and game apps can be easily developed on it that companies are doing games for iphone/ipad. For gamers, perhaps they want a game console. For most people, we just need smart phones.

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Gaming consoles
Barbara Jorgensen   4/5/2012 4:20:25 PM
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The things I don't know about gaming consoles could fill a room.  I just bought the things and then watched as people around me made strange sounds and motions. And I had no idea I wasn't supposed to swing my cell phone around. That explains a lot :-)

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bolaji.ojo   4/5/2012 4:15:30 PM
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Console makers haven't completely lost out. First, smartphones don't have the control systems gaming boxes offer players and second, the number of legacy products in the market that haven't been transitioned to the smaller smartphone platform is huge. Plus, you can't really swing your smartphone the way you can swing the Nintendo Wii remote or the Kinetics from Microsoft. Gamers still have a chance to bounce back although as Michell points out their empire is shrinking rapidly.

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Barbara Jorgensen   4/5/2012 3:23:51 PM
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I got tired of buying my son a new console and new games every Christmas. Little did I know a smartphone or iPad could solve those problems. This is significant for the gaming industry, whihc has really been smart about sales and marketing in that they force you to upgrade almost every year. I can see the threat here, and I do think consoles may go the way of VHS players.

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Gaming shortsight
bolaji.ojo   4/5/2012 11:08:23 AM
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Electronic products are being structured to be multi-application devices and the gaming market failed to get this on time. Several years ago, I wrote a report saying Apple should get into the gaming market. Many respondents said Apple would not. It appears they have  -- through the back door of smartphone and tablet PC.



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