Devices like Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone and iPad, and the never ending stream of new Android devices being released have somehow sneaked their way into the mobile gaming business, and according to Capcom Interactive president Midori Yuasa, have replaced the handhelds. Yes the PSPs and DSs.
That’s what she told MCV recently, she said “The casual gamer that used to play on the PC and the hardcore gamer that used to play on a dedicated gaming portable now plays on their smartphone.”
“The iPhone and larger smartphone markets are extremely important to Capcom as, like no device before, smartphones have the potential to become a universal game platform,” she went on.
Capcom isn’t giving up on the hardcore, though, as the firm has a number of releases coming out for PS3, Xbox 360 and PCs. The company did strike gold with its free-to-play iPhone game, Smurfs Village, which ousted Angry Birds in terms of revenue through sale of in-game items.
More through the MCV link up top.