Handheld Replacement Plan [ COMIC ]

I can’t believe it has been almost six months since the previous consoles installment…AND for that matter, almost six years since the very first one. Time does fly…

So this comic claims that smartphones are replacing the handheld game consoles. That would definitely make for an interesting conversation, but I have a better one: Smartphones are replacing the personal computer as the new personal computer.

Okay maybe smartphones is a little too narrow, but smart devices most definitely. Think about it. At the end of 2011 there was 5.9 billion mobile cellular subscriptions, but only 591 million fixed broadband subscriptions [1]. Now not all of those subscriptions are smart phones or smart devices, but a good portion are and their numbers are steadily growing.

I just find it funny that while gamers were sitting around arguing consoles vs. PCs the world was choosing smart devices. Dammit, world!

Eh, maybe mobile gaming will get better. I mean overall mobile games may not be as verbose or polished as their console/PC brethren…But they can get better, right? Then again, when games about throwing fowl at swines to retrieve eggs sell over 500 million copies I don’t see this trend changing anytime soon. I said, “Dammit, world!” already. Right?

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