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Capcom: Mobile Phones Have Replaced Handhelds

by Ernice Gilbert on January 21st, 2011, under Capcom, News

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.


  1. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 9:23 am

    capcom has become the japanese version of pachter.

  2. Fri, 21st Jan 2011 at 9:30 am

    LOLOLOLOL. Best comment of the week.

  3. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 2:08 am

    what a load of crap!
    phone games are just time killers, nothing more!
    you will never get the advanced in depth experience you can get from a PSP game on a phone!
    once you see a game like GOW ghost of sparta running on a phone, than you can say something like that.
    i was so shocked with GoS, i knew it would be good but i constantly had to keep reminding myself its on the freaking PSP!
    i mean that games good enough to be a ps3 game!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 3:12 am

    Yep, same thing I thought. Give me PSP2 any day over some silly android or apple gimmicky game…..

  5. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 10:30 am

    iphone games are good, but there no where near as in depth as PSP games.
    my favorite iphone game has to be NOVA or RAGE or just stunt cars.
    or shopping kart hero, thats a really addictive game!!!!!

  6. Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 at 11:16 am

    Not saying they are bad, but comparing them to PSP games are worthless. I mean, come on.

  7. Sun, 23rd Jan 2011 at 8:55 am

    that just goes to show how out of touch capcom are!
    oh how they have fallen from grace!
    they use to be one of the best publishers out there, now they cant do anything right!

  8. Sun, 23rd Jan 2011 at 11:17 am

    No one stays on top forever.

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