Claims have been made that the eighth generation of video game consoles will face stiff competition from the smartphone, tablet, and Smart TV gaming markets.Due to the proliferation of these devices, some analysts speculate the eighth generation to be the last generation of home consoles.In 2013, gaming revenue on Android overtook portable game console revenue, while remaining a distant second to iOS gaming revenue. In FY 2013 (ending early 2013), Nintendo sold 23.7 million consoles of any type,while Apple sold 58.2 million units of the more expensive iPad alone in FY 2012 (ending late 2012).
Do you think the 8th generation console will be the last?
This does sound familiar. The same people who claim the PC have been dying since 1985, is now saying the home consoles will end because of smartphones and tablets.
Not sure that is really true since Grand Theft Auto V made $1 billion in three days. I own a smartphone, it haven't yet caused me to throw out my PC, I'm sure people with consoles wont do the same.