Friday Poll: Game over for console play?
Some people think consoles' days of leading the video game market may be numbered. Will you still be playing on a console five years from now?
If you live outside of your mom's basement (suckers!) and aren't transfixed by the minutia of gaming news, you may have missed the word that Microsoft just dropped a Wii will get more wee in the near future (sorry, had to).. It's sleeker, cheaper, and more wireless-ish than its predecessors. The not so long ago, and we can only assume the
But despite the leading consoles shrinking in size and price, some game developers, notably Android devices, and handheld units like Nintendo's forthcoming ., think consoles' days of leading the video game market are numbered. And it's not necessarily PC gamers who will cause the market to shift, they say, but users of mobile gadgets such as iPhones and
That said, while consoles aren't going away, their roles may expand. As more feature non-gaming capabilities like Netflix streaming or Flickr integration, more non-gamers will find value in them. But that's the mainstream; what about Crave's readers?
Let's look into the future, say 2015. Where will you be playing most of your games in five years?