Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm
Join Date: Jun 2008
Re: Traditional handheld gaming on the way out?
I think "real gamers" (I hate using that term but I can't think of a better one) would certainly prefer dedicated devices like Vita/3DS etc. But....if someone can go buy a Droid RAZR or an iphone 5 for $250 (the same price as the Vita) that plays HD games at a low cost, AND does everything else...its going to be hard to convince some people to pay an extra $250 for something that only plays games. Mobile gaming has advanced tremendously over the past couple of years to the point where I can definitely see something like Vita's Uncharted game on phones pretty soon. Dedicated devices will always be "better" in the gaming aspect, but people are going for integration and efficiency these days.
So traditional handheld gaming won't go away, but mobile gaming is big and getting bigger...but they can coexist.