The Case of Social vs. Mobile vs. Console Gaming

While consoles and social games may continue to see a decline in the relative share of gameplay time and revenues, they will remain a dominant force in the U.S. in the most literal terms.

No decision presents higher stakes for game developers than which platform they should use. While it may seem tempting to suggest that smart money always hedges its bets, the social, mobile and console gaming ecosystems require their own unique approaches, and few designers or studios, if any, can expect to truly excel across the whole ecosystem.