As smartphones improve at an ever growing rate it leads one to wonder what a smartphone can’t do these days. We use them as calendars, note takers, for education, and entertainment. Having a smartphone is like packing an ebook reader, notebook, and in some cases TV all in one. But what about gaming consoles? Can a smartphone perform as well as a gaming console; Could a smartphone even be considered a gaming console? Maybe in the near future this could be reality.
Various phones have already taken the approach of becoming gaming consoles, such as Sony’s line of Xperia Play phones in which are capable of playing PS1 games via Sony’s online collection; Or the array of Windows Phones that have built in Xbox Live integration. But no phone has ever really delved into the realm of gaming because they are still just phones. But some different factors in the present and the future may very well change that.
Firstly, the specs of the phone. Phone specs are improving on a month to month basis. Nowadays phone screens are in excess 720p quality and quad core processing is beginning to be implanted. With power like that I wonder why some gaming companies haven’t taken advantage of such hardware. Although some games such as Infinity Blade II and Dead Space take advantage of the power of these phones, many companies still haven’t. But in the future that’s probably going to change as there is a growing market in mobile games department.
Another prospect of mobile gaming might be the sheer idea of it. Having console quality gaming in your pocket is a definite selling point for many people and a must for gamers who love to be on the edge of gaming at all times. It would be very profitable for the manufacturer to make such a dream possible. So now delving into the world of Apple rumors do you think the next iPhone could be a game console competitor? I mean, with all the spec rumors it seems it would take the cake in this category. It’s just up to the developer’s now.