Dead end for portable consoles

Where is the future of gaming going? By most indications, it seems to be going portable. But not in the way traditional video game companies want it to. 

The Wii U - Nintendo's latest home console which is expected to be released sometime later this year - combines both tablet and console technologies to enhance the gaming experience. Nintendo seems to believe that combing portable and traditional gaming is the future.

With this logic, Sony's new PSP Vita should be set to explode when it's released. But this doesn't seem to be the case.

There is speculation that Smartphone gaming is closing fast on traditional video game companies' portable prospects. Reuters even went as far as reporting that the PSP Vita could be the last of its breed.

Who would want to invest in an expensive console and then be slugged with having to pay for it, when you can buy a phone and download games of a similar quality for a slither of the price.

With this in mind, today's infographic takes a look back at the golden era of portable gaming. Where portable console sales overtook console sales. 

It just goes to show that technology is changing quickly, and even games companies - which have usually been at the cutting edge of change - are struggling to keep up. 

Today's infographic is courtesy of Travel and was sourced from Infographic list.


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