EA Said iPad Will Be Their Fastest Growing Platform

Majority of digital games will be played less on dedicated consoles such as Xbox or PlayStation soon.

EA CEO John Riccitiello said consoles are no longer the dominant force in gaming.Consoles used to be 80% of the industry in 2000 but consoles are now only 40% of the game industry today. EA  states that their fastest growing platform is the iPad right now.

Although consoles have the advantages of providing better graphics, Riccitiello thinks that new mobile devices such as iPad will be able to catch up with the same graphic quality soon. Also, graphics won’t be the driving power in console adoption in the future. ” I would argue that there’s more to be provided in terms of value for the consumer in micro-transactions and social experiences and driving those better in cross-platform gameplay between a console and a PC and a handheld device and a social network than there is supercharging graphics,” he said.

Check out 32 games that EA has produced for iPad here.

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