I still haven't migrated into the 21st century and purchased a smart phone...I'm still using a dumb phone (
a very dumb one, at that, with a screen that hardly works and it likes to randomly call people and make my text messages sound like gibberish...that's another story). I do have a Samsung Galaxy S, though, that is not yet activated that I've been playing around with and playing Fruit Ninja on occasionally. I have to agree with Autumn, though. Game system be for playing video games and phone be for calling/texting/etc. (This is random, but I just noticed that the word "texting" is still not recognized by the browser dictionary...surprisingly.) As interesting as this may sound at first, I'm afraid that eventually handheld gaming will become obsolete and instead be replaced with mobile gaming, which I guess is pretty much the same thing, but I certainly don't want the 3DS to be replaced by iPhones and Android devices.
On one hand I am not surprised to hear this as mobile gaming has really taken off in the past couple of years or so, but at the same time I realize that this is Nintendo we are talking about. They are really becoming less proprietary lately (i.e. less like Apple) and beginning to branch out...what with patenting their games for mobile devices and also allowing use of their intellectual property. Not to mention the direction they are going with amiibo, adding things like Play Nintendo (http://play.nintendo.com), etc. Big changes coming to Nintendo.
Yeah, I kinda got a little bit off-topic there. I'm not sure that I'm all that excited about this. To me, it just doesn't make sense to port games to mobile devices when we already have Virtual Console for the 3DS and the Wii U.
Edited by SakuraSaturn, 05 December 2014 - 09:58 PM.