Handheld Replacement Plan [ COMIC ]
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 . 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?