Capcom Says Handheld Gaming's Future is Smartphones
“The casual gamer that used to play on the PC and the hardcore gamer that used to play on a dedicated gaming portable now plays on their smart phone,”
“We have a lot of stuff on the horizon for both hardcore and casual gamers, so 2011 is shaping up to be huge on Capcom’s mobile front.”
In a way they’re right, but can you blame us? It’s just not viable to carry around your phone and a “portable” console (which aren’t very portable anymore anyways.) just to be able to play it a few minutes a day. The greatest thing about playing games on a smart phone is that you’ll be carrying it around with you everywhere anyways, and it’s so easy to just pull it out during your lunch break or when you have a few spare moments, as opposed to lugging around your DS or PSP.
I still love my DS, but I find myself playing it at home more than anything and when I’m out and have some spare time, it’s Angry Birds or Game Dev Story I play for a few minutes.