While brands like Apple and Samsung are known all over the world, there are some markets in which they do really well in, and there are some markets which they don’t perform as well, either due to local brand loyalty, pricing, lifestyle choices, trends, and etc., kind of like how flip phones are still popular in Japan but not so much in other parts of the world.
That being said a new rumor has surfaced in which it seems to suggest that Samsung could be thinking of bowing out of the Japanese smartphone market. While Samsung is doing well for itself in other parts of the world, the company only has a tiny 4% of the Japanese smartphone market, making it the country’s sixth smartphone OEM. The reason for bowing out is because Samsung is actually losing money by staying in the market. Read full post →Samsung’s 4% Market Share In Japan Could See Them Bow Out Of The Market [Rumor]
There have been talks in the past about how console gaming could soon go out of fashion, and EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen seems to think that way too, although instead of gamers turning to the PC for their gaming, Jorgensen thinks that tablets could actually be the way to go. Speaking at the Technology, Internet & Media Conference, Jorgensen shared his excitement at the potential of mobile devices.
According to GameSpot, “What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that’s growing. What that might mean is that a tablet, three or four years from now, has more power than what a typical console has. And that will open up a whole new set of people to console-style games that are much more immersive, much deeper, much more character-driven than simply a static mobile game that you might play for a small burst of time while you’re waiting for the bus.” Read full post →EA Exec Thinks Tablets Become More Powerful Than Consoles In 2018