UKIE Thinks Sony and Nintendo Should Stop Making Consoles
Andy Payne of UK Interactive Entertainment thinks Sony and Nintendo need to drop out of the console race and instead develop software exclusively for mobile devices, reports VideoGamer. "I think it would be a massive relief to both Sony and Nintendo to become content-only," stated Payne.
He went on to make claims that I personally do not agree with at all, saying, "Imagine any Mario or Zelda property being on the iPhone or an Android phone. They'd get 10 or 15 pounds for it, because people would want to pay to have it on their phone. They would. And that would be amazing. And Sony's content is amazing. I mean, Uncharted ... it's just brilliant!"
Other individuals voiced their opinions on the matter following Payne's comments, many of them agreeing with him. It seems Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are relying too heavily on "old-fashioned business models," at least according to several analysts. These individuals believe that the big bucks are in mobile game development.
While I certainly agree that branching out into the mobile front would bring in some sweet revenue to all of these companies, I think we need to remember that there are still gamers who really only care about PC and console games. Would Zelda and Uncharted sell on iPhone or Android devices? It's very likely. But would they offer the same incredible experiences that we saw in Uncharted 3 and Skyward Sword. Hell no.