Instead of the usual boring “PC gaming is dead” line, Tokyo Game Show keynote speaker Yoshikazu Tanaka chose to take the path less travelled and predict a converging future for traditional and emerging markets.
“The line between PC and mobile has blurred, and that’s a trend for this year. The traditional PC will disappear, and smartphone and PC will converge to become a new platform,” the GREE CEO said, as reported by Gamasutra.
Tanaka said smartphones are becoming a default method of access the Internet, as opposed to a PC; that more smartphones are sold than PCs; and that mobile network and hardware performance will only improve, closing the gap between the two platforms.
Well, at least it’s not yet another flat write-off of a platform which has stubbornly survived – nay, flourished – in the face of almost two decades of last rites.