Train2Game News: “There’s a potential for mobile gaming to kill console gaming”

Mobile could kill console gaming by taking the largest percentage of the market. That’s the view of Ngmoco general manager Ben Cousins, formerly of DICE, Sony, and Lionhead.

Ngmoco just happen to develop mobile games.

“There’s a potential for mobile gaming to kill console gaming. I’m talking about a significant reduction of market share with no chance of return.” he said during a keynote at GDC Taipei, report Gamasutra.

“I believe that sometime during the next console generation, globally, both the revenue and the market share for games will be larger in mobile than it is for console.”

“I believe Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo won’t produce dedicated hardware past the next generation. Further, I believe traditional game companies like EA will be purchased by existing digital companies, or close entirely.” Cousins added.

There’s much more about the increasing rise of mobile gaming here, but will it ever eradicate console gaming? Or do you think it’s impossible that’ll you’ll throw your consoles away for mobile instead?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

2 thoughts on “Train2Game News: “There’s a potential for mobile gaming to kill console gaming”

  1. I disagree, I will always want a home console for gaming, because you can’t be apart of the game as much on the mobile gaming compared to a console! Sitting at home in your gaming chair with your console built specifically for gaming, with your big tv which shows all the details of the game artwork and in some cases the realism of that artwork, it all adds up to a much better experience than sat with a mobile device with a small screen which also moves as you do, (can be difficult to see if your an excited gamer)! I much prefer the console gaming! But mobile gaming is still good, but better for less intense games, more casual games, which can be played easily when out an about and the console is not available! Games like angry bird are great when our and about and waiting for friends or family or on breaks at work! But I wouldn’t try playing a more story based or more involved game in these instances due to time or full focus due to what your day intails! But getting home from work to sit comfortably and be totally integrated into a console game can’t be beaten

  2. tablets will be game changer rather than mobile, As graphic processing capacity of tablet increases it will hog more share in gaming console market , ipad 3 anyone?

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