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Moga Pro unveiled by PowerA

Moga Pro Mobile GamingPowerA prepares to change mobile gaming with Moga Pro

PowerA, a designer of video game accessories, has been showing of its new Moga Pro product recently. The Moga Pro is designed to bring a console gaming experience to the realm of mobile gaming. The Moga platform is, essentially, a traditional game control, sharing many features with the Xbox controller. The key difference, of course, is that the Moga device allows people to play mobile games without having to actually touch the screen of their mobile device.

Device designed to give gamers better control options

The Moga Pro is significantly different in design than the original Moga device. Moga Pro is larger, making it easier to hold, and features some modest design changes that are meant to make it more intuitive for gamers. Users will be able to use the device to play a wide variety of free-to-play games for the Android platform that have been developed to make use of the device specifically.

Mobile gaming continues gaining traction in game industry

Mobile gaming is becoming more important for the game industry. This is because of the huge amount of people that have access to mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. Thanks to these mobile devices, gamers are no longer tethered to their consoles. With the Moga Pro, they will be able to play mobile games ina more familiar manner. There are, of course, concerns that the controller may be a bit overkill due to the simplistic nature of most mobile games. These games do not typically require the functionality that is offered through a controller.

Moga Pro expected to launch later in the year

The Moga Pro is expected to be released later this year. Last year, PowerA released the Moga, which was available in more than 7,000 stores. The device saw initial commercial success and has since become a very popular peripheral for mobile gaming. PowerA hopes to recapture this success with the Moga Pro, but time will tell whether mobile gamers will want to invest in a somewhat bulky device that allows them to play games with better controls.

Kapitall documents the rise of mobile gaming

Mobile Gaming growthKapitall analysis highlights the growth of mobile gaming over the years

Mobile gaming may soon become the dominating force in the game industry. Kapitall, an online investment platform, has been tracking the decline of traditional console gaming and the sale of physical gaming products. As sales continue to drop, they are being replaced by sales made through digital platforms, such a Steam and Gamestop. Game developers that focus solely on mobile gaming, such as Glue Mobile and Zynga, are also seeing significant gains as traditional platforms begin to wane.

Retails sales dropping off for consoles and games

According to Kapitall, retail game sales have dropped by 25% year-to-date, while console sales have plummeted by 30% year over year. A volatile economic climate is to blame to some degree, but so too is the retail price of most video games, which can range from $30 to $60, depending on the publisher of the game. Mobile gaming is faring much better, largely due to the fact that most mobile games are very inexpensive, with many being completely free.

Mobile gaming accounts for only a fraction of the entire market

Despite the strong advent of mobile gaming, however, mobile games account for only a fraction of the overall market. Digital downloads of games developed for consoles and PCs are strong and continue to gain momentum as more consumers show favor for online shopping over traditional forms of commerce. For these people, online shopping is simply more convenient and does not actually mean they are spending less on games, only that they do not have to pick them up from a physical store.

Gamers still willing to shell out money for console and PC games

Kapitall notes that gamers are not likely to abandon consoles in favor of mobile gaming. Mobile games typically offer a very shallow, linear experience that is designed around repetition rather than in-depth gameplay. As such, titles from companies like Electronic Arts, THQ, and Ubisoft are likely to continue selling well, even if those sales are not actually physical.