Games consoles vs Mobile Devices: Mobile technology killing off consoles?

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With the latest technologies that are featuring in the mobile world, whether it is in tablets, smartphones or portable gaming consoles does it mean that games consoles are a ‘dying breed’? This is a question being asked in an article at Nerd Reactor as they try to figure this out.

In the article the CEO of Rovio, the Angry Birds developer, Peter Vesterbacka is quoted from a statement he made while on a panel at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) event. He was claiming that mobile devices are taking over the gaming industry and that console were indeed a dying breed.

His statement was countered against by the EVP of Nokia, Tero Ojanpera who was also on the panel. He is reported to have argued that there will always be a place for consoles as gamers don’t tend to plug their mobile devices in to their TVs.

Although the writer of the article defends Vesterbacka’s point saying it was defense against comments that were made by Saturo Iwata, Nintendo’s CEO’s comments at GDC, he seems to be pro console.

To find out what other points were made, read the full article by clicking the link above. What do you think of the points being made? Do you think mobile devices will eventually kill off the games console? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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