Tablets pose massive threat to PS4 and NextBox

hodg100

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Games downloaded to mobiles to reach 64 billion by 2017

According to data gathered by from Juniper Research the market for games played through smartphones and tablets will reach 64.1 billion downloads by 2017 - more than treble the number reached last year, which is still pretty big!

Obviously the market is being driven by the growth in popularity of mobile devices, in general, but the rapid expansion is also being fuelled by the increasing number of free-to-play releases. The next wave of consoles are going to have their work cut out if they don't offer some free-to-play games.

Juniper reports that an increase in the number of sophisticated games meant that mobile would become the primary screen for gamers. Larger memory capacity on future devices would also mean consumers were able to download more games onto their phones and tablets.



Something else of great interest from the Juniper report is that tablet users are downloading more than double the amount of games onto their slates than smartphone users.

Siân Rowlands, Report author said “tablet games are growing so much because they are such an accessible way for all consumer segments to access games. In particular mid-core gamers, who previously spent a lot of money and time playing games but now have jobs, families or other commitments, are driving this trend. These people are really embracing the tablet form factor, and innovative gameplay devices such as the mobile based OUYA console, really appeal to them”.

Mid-core gamer? So that's what I am!
 

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Vertigo58

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Sophisticated games? I hope that doesn't mean stuff like Temple Run?!

Sadly, 'mid-core' is exactly what Nintendo is aiming for with the wii U. :( And this article depicts the major reason why there will be struggling.

PS4/Xbox is at the very 'core' end of the market.
 
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vaktmestern

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Sophisticated games? I hope that doesn't mean stuff like Temple Run?!

Sadly, 'mid-core' is exactly what Nintendo is aiming for with the wii U. :( And this article depicts the major reason why there will be struggling.

PS4/Xbox is at the very 'core' end of the market.
Wii U is a floop :lesson:
 

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