Now that people can play videogames on their smartphones, portable devices like Playstation from Sony and the DS by Nintendo are becoming less popular. Sales for the software have already fallen by 19% according to market research. Games for phones like the iPhone only cost a few dollars compared to an average $30 for one of the other hand-held plating devices. Both, parents and the kids themselves are buying more touch-screen tablets like the iPod Touch instead of the DS. Game makers say though that the touch screens and smartphones don't offer the range of playing that the DS and PSP do. A joystick for example controls a lot of the actions for many games and these just aren't available.
To hold on to market share and continued profits, Nintendo intends to introduce 3-D games. As of yet the smartphones don't have this capability. They think it will take over as successfully as the Wii attracted new gamers.
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