who gives a fuck about gaming shitty ass 2D games on tablets, smartphones, etc?
these guys don't even know what gaming is. they're claiming that entry level gaming is playing some type of retarded 2D game, side scroller, or puzzle game that the majority don't consider real games.
real games are complete PC games as sold on steam that cannot even be replicated on mobile devices, because mobile devices are so slow and cumbersome and are basically too shitty. meanwhile Nintendo 3DS has some real games - mobile phones don't. Also home consoles have real games. But mobile devices don't.
This indicates that real games are only being made for PC, and consoles. Mobile devices continue to only carry crappy ass casual games as mentioned before, that are simply not real games. I cannot even believe someone has elevated that class of game, to console or PC game category. Period.
It's akin to saying that anyone who plays the little 'snake' game or poker game that was on old cellphones is a "gamer."
Also this article headline said that people were moving away from consoles, but then it talks about PC gamers switching from PC to cellphone.. PC's are not consoles. sorry.
Also anyone who plays crappy Java based or flash based games, ie Pool on yahoo games or scrable on yahoo games, is not a gamer either. Seriously. That title is reserved for people who play World of Warcraft, Quake, Fallout, Zelda, Mario, or other real fucking games.
Bejeweled or Angry Birds are not real fucking games, at all.
"Kids Prefer To Play Games On Mobile Devices Over Consoles "
"The NPD Group has published a report showing that more kids age 2-17 are playing games on phones and tablets than on consoles in the U.S.. 45 percent of kids use a home PC for gaming, a drop of 22 points since 2013. "The largest and most surprising shift in the 2015 gaming ecosystem was kids' move away from the computer," NPD Group analyst Liam Callahan said in a press release. "In the past, the computer was considered the entry point for gaming for most kids, but the game has changed now that mobile has moved into that position. This may be related to a change in the behavior of parents that are likely utilizing mobile devices for tasks that were once reserved for computers.""
headline should match blurb :D