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Mobile games may spell the fall of consoles

Mobile games versus consolesMobile games gain momentum while consoles begin to lose traction

A storm is brewing in the game industry and everything may come down to a fight between mobile games and consoles. Mobile games have become one of the most favored pastimes that consumers around the world can universally agree upon. The market for mobile games is massive and growing seemingly every day, whereas consoles are beginning to feel the sting of being confined to old technology and their lack of mobility. As the next generation of console gaming approaches, whether consoles will be able to compete with mobile games over the next decade is uncertain.m

Consoles may need to compete with mobile platforms in the future

The future of consoles looks relatively promising, despite the lack of concrete information being released by console titans Microsoft and Sony. Last year, Nintendo releases its highly anticipated WiiU, which features mobile gaming elements and some NFC technology support. Despite some criticisms, the WiiU was generally well received, but consumers have continued to show their preference for mobile games. Both Microsoft and Sony has plans to incorporate mobile gaming elements into their upcoming Xbox 720 and Playstation 4 consoles respectively.

Analysis suggests that 67% of all time spent on mobile devices is devoted to gaming

According to analysis conducted by the Pew Research Center, as well as other groups, approximately 60% of all smart phone and tablet users participate in mobile games. The firm also suggests that 67% of all time spend using a mobile device is devoted to playing mobile games. The traction that these games seem to have among consumers is somewhat higher than that seen with traditional consoles. Many of the tablets on the market today also boast of capabilities that verge on those seen in consoles. While consoles still hold the advantage in terms of technology, tablets are quickly catching up.

Next generation consoles may provide more stability in the game industry

The future of console gaming may hinge on the performance of the Xbox 720 and Playstation 4. That future is somewhat uncertain at present due to the fact that both Microsoft and Sony have very strong interests in the realm of mobile games. Next generation consoles are expected to be well received by gamers around the world, but these same gamers have yet to show any inclination in abandoning mobile games in favor of consoles.

Microsoft may be expanding mobile reach

Microsoft may be expandingMicrosoft rumors hint at future Xbox devices

There have been rumors circulating concerning Microsoft’s plans for the future of console gaming. The famed technology company has been stirring the proverbial pot with vague news regarding the Xbox 720, the next generation gaming console that is expected to be released at some point in 2013. Much of the information that surrounds the new console comes in the form of rumor, however, and the nature of rumors means that some of this information is able to garner a significant amount of attention.

Mobile gaming catches the eye of Microsoft

It is no secret that Microsoft has invested heavily in the mobile technology sector. The company is behind Windows Phone, after all. Microsoft’s interest in this sector expands beyond just mobile devices, however, as the company has a keen focus on mobile gaming. Rumors suggest that Microsoft is gearing to take its interest in mobile devices and gaming to the next level with the development of an Xbox tablet and Xbox smart phone.

Xbox tablet may be in the works

If the rumors are accurate, the Xbox tablet could be another avenue through which Microsoft engages mobile consumers. The company has already hinted at the possibility of incorporating mobile devices into the Xbox platform through the introduction of Smart Glass. The Xbox 720 may have profound support for mobile devices, such as tablets, that could allow the platform to provide gamers with a wide assortment of mobile games that they can take wherever they go. The tablet may also be able to play games that have traditionally been exclusive to the console platform.

Company may be developing new smart phone with Xbox capabilities

Microsoft is already known to be working on a new smart phone that it plans to enter into the market within the next few years. The device is referred to as the Surface Phone and will boast of various features that may make it competitive in the current market. Whether it will have Xbox capabilities has yet to be confirmed, but Microsoft has shown some interest in incorporating a smart phone device into the Xbox platform.