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Gamers Abandoning DS, PSP In Favor of Smartphones

December 7th, 2010 12:51 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

donniebaseball23 writes IndustryGamers reports on new research from Interpret, which shows that more and more people are turning to their phones for game time, leaving the DS and PSP behind. 43.8% of the phone/DS/PSP gaming market plays games on phones, which represents a significant 53.2% increase over the past year. At the same time, Interpret says that the proportion of those who play on the DS or PSP has fallen by 13%. The company notes, “Gamers appear to be defecting from their handheld gaming devices to phones to get their gaming kicks: a full 27.2% of consumers who indicate that they play games on their phones only (and not on the DS/PSP) actually own a DS or PSP, but do not actively use the device(s).” Notable games industry analyst Michael Pachter also recently commented that handhelds continue to decline and Sony’s much rumored PSP2 would be “dead on arrival” as smartphones continue to gain steam.”

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