With the new NGP announced and the Nintendo 3DS already being out and about, we have to consider that portable consoles are losing their momentum because of one thing. The iPhone/Android market.*
*For the sake of argument I’ll be writing about the iPhone mostly; but am referring to the current smart phones with gaming capabilities
I’ve started noticing a thing now where I no longer play my PSP nor my Nintendo DS on the bus or on the can (you all do it!!), I play with my iPhone the most now. At first I thought the iPhone offered crud-tastic games that were not worth purchasing (and it does) but it also offers games that neither the Nintendo DS nor the PSP offers.
First off, I’m the kind of guy that must own titles exclusively for the system even if I don’t like them. For PlayStation 3 I own Little Big Planet, Uncharted and God of War 3, because it is exclusive for that system, usually I buy the majority of my games on the 360 (because most of my friends own a 360). The iPhone on the other hand offers a lot more exclusive titles then on other portable consoles, which means I can’t buy them all because there are way too many. I’m not talking about crappy rocket games I mean full ports or full exclusive titles. Before the 3DS came out the only way to play Street Fighter IV was on the ps3 or 360. A port was made for the iPhone and it was actually pretty good. There was no port for the DS* or PSP.
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