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access_time August 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM in News by othersiders

Google Play store surpasses Nintendo and Sony in handheld gaming revenue

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Google Play Store, the official marketplace for Android users has managed to get on the second place in the best selling platforms for games, right after iOS App Store. Suprised? Not quite. Traditional handheld gaming like PlayStation Vita and/or Nintendo 3DS are falling way behind due to expensive game costs.

For example, a PlayStation Vita game can costs around $60 while a mobile game is almost always around $10-15.

There are currently 1.25 billion smartphones and 180 million tables across the globe, while handheld systems are less than 200 million.

Source: AndroidAuthority

Comments:

  • Justin Weinblatt August 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Whenever people compare the handheld market to the smart phone market as if it were a PS3 vs XBox 360 situation and act like revenue is the be all end all in business, I want to kick a puppy.

    • Pepe September 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      If tablets and smartphones games were not competing against handled games, that would be fine. However, parents prefer to buy more stuffs to keep their kids busy. So, every tablet bought to a kid, is one handled set not sold.

  • Ramon Aranda August 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Is the puppy a cute one or a gawd-awful one?

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