A lot of mobile developers claim gaming consoles are becoming less popular. I think this is an important topic as some of you may remember I’ve posted articles similar to this topic before. Yosuke Hayashi from Team Ninja believes that consoles will be around for quite some time and he is excited for the Wii U.
“I don’t think consoles are going to disappear from gaming. You still have millions of people playing video games with a controller on a box in front of the TV. Just look at Call of Duty, for example: it’s everywhere. There are millions of people playing it.
“I think people will continue to play games, and as long as the cost of development stays sustainable, and people continue to buy traditional games, then we’ll be here. If only one game sells everything, it will ruin the gaming and console industries completely.
“I think you can compare it to movies, People still go to the cinema after all this time. I don’t know how long cinemas have been around but it’s not like cinemas are completely gone and everyone is watching movies on their TV or smart phone.
“Yes, you have those new mediums, but the old guy is still there – and I think it’s going to be like that with consoles. I think they will be around for quite a while.”
I agree with him but what I believe is that consoles are becoming less popular. A lot of people consider tablets and smart phones gaming devices. I personally don’t consider them “gaming devices” and I leave my gaming time to my Xbox, or Nintendo 3DS nowadays. I still occasionally play games on my phone while I’m on the bus. -Tommy Robinson
Source: My Nintendo News