According to the latest reports, console game manufacturers are becoming quite concerned about tablet gaming. Just as consoles surpassed PC gaming in terms of popularity, tablet gaming is now on the rise and is poised to become the most popular platform for gamers.
Console makers are no longer concerned about how people are playing games on their smartphones and laptops. That’s because a lot of people who own a smartphone and a laptop also have a gaming console. But now with the growing popularity of tablets for gaming, the problem is that people are buying them instead of gaming consoles.
Sure, tablet sales have declined this year. But interestingly enough, game revenues for tablets have soared. If you’re trying to decide between buying a tablet and a gaming console, you may as well pick the former.
Here are the reasons:
- Tablet gaming is better than smartphone gaming. The bigger screen can make a difference when playing games. Screen images on a tablet look better, and gaming becomes a more immersive experience.
In fact, it’s been found that tablet gamers are very much like console gamers. They want more involvement in their games and they play for longer periods unlike smartphone gamers.
- Tablet gaming is gaining on console gaming. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. For one, tablet gaming is possible at home and on the road. You can’t do that with a standard gaming console. With a tablet, you can be in your living room, your bedroom or in Starbucks.
You also have more choices for games when you use a tabet and a lot of them do not cost anything to play or download. You can just go online and check out the new titles from Apple or Google to see what’s available. Downloading games is also a breeze and it won’t take days to update, which sometimes happens with console games.
- You can do a lot of things with a tablet. It’s for that reason portable gaming consoles are not doing as well as expected. All you can do with these devices is play games. But with tablets, you can do a whole lot more. You can go online to do research, write documents, send emails, chat, and with various apps you can do just about anything for work, for your health, and for entertainment. It’s not as limited as a gaming console.
In other words, you can use the tablet for work or school, and then afterwards you can use it for gaming. So when you’re done with work for the day or for the week, you can curl up with the same tablet and spend endless hours playing your favorite games.
So why buy a console when you can buy a tablet? You can certainly save money by having a device you can use for just about anything—including gaming!