Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2013 19:01 UTC
In the News It's the beginning of the year, so the Consumer Electronics Show is currently in full swing in the awesome city of Las Vegas. The thing is though - there's so much, pardon my Dutch, crap being announced it's hard to keep up. I have yet to see a single interesting thing to come out at CES so far, and I have little hope the next few days are going to be any better. That NVIDIA mobile gaming thing is mildly interesting, but as usual - no price, no release date. The Verge is spending loads of money on CES, so it has excellent coverage going on. Let's have a contest: if three months from now any of you can name three products announced at this year's CES (without cheating), I will force myself to use iOS for a week.
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by zima on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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IIRC the NeoGeo was huge in the east. I've never used one though, so couldn't comment on it's performance / hardware.

"Huge" is not the proper term... home console version of NeoGeo had something better described as smallish enthusiastic following, AFAIK.

NeoGeo Pocket saw some success, relatively wide adoption in the east ...but it wasn't high powered, so the rule stands.

On the whole though, I think you're right. Most of the successful mobile platforms have been the least cutting edge (just look at how big those Java phone games were).

If I had to guess, I'd say most people aren't interested in cutting edge graphics nor sound on a mobile gaming device because it's hard to create the environment to play in (noisy train stations / being lurched about on a bus / etc).

And consider that the most popular portable game of all time is probably still Tetris... not only for Gameboy and such, also on inexpensive dedicated tetris handhelds (like this http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brick_Game.png ), quite widespread in less affluent places.

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