Will Mobile Games Kill The Video Game Console?

It’s almost hard to believe that video gaming is now a $62 billion dollar industry. And mobile plays a huge role in this lucrative business today.

It’s a trend that isn’t poised to change any time soon. In fact, many believe that mobile gaming may one day kill the tradition console based gaming experience as we presently know it.

The first battle in this aspect that mobile could win may be in the graphics department.

“For now,” writes Don Reisinger of CNET, “mobile devices still can’t match game consoles in graphics quality. Nvidia thinks that could change, and soon.”

Nvidia believes that by 2014, mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) GPUs will offer better graphics performance than does the Xbox 360. In 2013, the mobile chips could match Microsoft’s console.

“Looking ahead,” Reisinger said Friday, “even if mobile chips can match the Xbox 360 in graphical prowess, there’s no telling how they might hold up against next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft… Still, while it might be an uphill battle for mobile processors to keep up, the gap appears to be closing quite rapidly.”

To read the full report from CNET, click here.