shield-tablet-review-15There 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.”

It seems to NVIDIA sort of predicted that this could happen. You might recall that last year the company released its NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet and that this year there are rumors of a successor powered by the company’s Tegra X1 chipset. Perhaps a decade or two ago, consoles would probably be the default choice for gamers.

Gaming PCs back then were expensive and weren’t as powerful, but fast forward to today, gamers can get a relatively decent rig for very affordable prices, not to mention that mobile devices these days are starting to pack pretty impressive hardware, but what do you guys think? Could tablets eventually replace the need to own a console?

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