Capcom Says Handheld Gaming's Future is Smartphones

By John Colaw

January 21, 2011

Capcom believes that we have abandoned our handheld consoles and computers in favor of playing games on our phone, and I honestly can’t really disagree with them. Capcom Interactive’s President/COO Midori Yuasa told MCV that this is the reason the company has invested in developing games for 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.


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John Colaw

John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.

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