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Study: Mobile gaming growing, DS/PSP gaming stagnates

Dec 08 // Jim Sterling    @JimSterling

A new study claims that while iPhone and mobile gaming is on the rise, DS and PSP games are treading water, and the water's getting rather putrid. This is all according to Interpret, who states that market data is signalling dire times for Nintendo and Sony. 

"The proliferation of highly multifunctional smartphones and messaging phones is a very real threat to the dominance by the DS and PSP of the handheld gaming market," says Interpret's Courtney Johnson. "Devices which satisfy a variety of entertainment and utility are fast outstripping single-function devices as consumer favorites."

According to a survey of 9,000 people, there has been a 53.2% increase in consumers who use mobile phones for gaming. Meanwhile, DS and PSP use has fallen by 13%. 

I've been a proponent of mobile gaming for a while, and I think these figures make total sense. I play with iOS Apps significantly more than I do DS or PSP games these days. Having quick, simple, unquestionably cheap games in my pocket is better than $40 condensed console experiences. I love my PSP and DS, but it's hardly surprising they're getting shown up. 

The Phone Gaming Revolution: Do the DS and PSP Stand a Chance? [Interpret] [Image]


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