Everyone seems to have a smartphone now days. You would think that with their power and ease of access, they would become a bigger opponent of the handheld consoles, such as the Vita and 3DS. However, people still seem to avoid them for serious gaming.
In my eyes, I think Smartphones have a great potential. I have played multiple Square Enix games and have had a wonderful experience. But still, I like the operation of phone and console. It seems that Nintendo’s Iwata feels similar. In a recent investor Q & A, he noted that Smartphones and Tablets should not be compared to “traditional” systems. A dedicated gaming device just offers more for the gamer.
Iwata’s response to the investors was, “For instance, those who are interested in the Animal Crossing series, but are not aware of Nintendo Direct might have seen a tweet about the video and the link to it on their Twitter timeline and actually accessed it on their smartphone. In this context, smartphones are nothing but our friend.
Above all, we have two things to do: to offer consumers gaming experiences which smart devices cannot realize and to actively try to make smart devices our allies, not our enemies.”
What are your thoughts on Mobile gaming. Can the two mesh, or is Iwata correct?
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