As more and more people move to smartphones and tablets, there has been an explosion in gaming on these devices. This has put both Sony and Nintendo in some trouble for their dedicated mobile gaming devices. Android is the primary operating system and now a number of companies have put together mini-consoles that are based around the operating system to provide inexpensive and accessible gaming. This article takes a look at a few of the devices available now or coming soon. Continue reading
Nintendo has been facing a lot of pressure in the mobile gaming market with the rise in smartphone and tablet sales. Their 3DS portable gaming system has done well when compared to the Wii U but it has the problem of being just as expensive as many 7-inch tablets. Add to this the cost of the games for the system being around $40 compared to many games being free to play on Android and iOS or being under $10 and the system looks downright expensive. To combat this problem, Nintendo has released the new Nintendo 2DS which is priced at just $130. Many people may scoff at the product release but I actually think that this was a very shrewd business decision especially to capture more of the younger demographic.