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Mobile gaming

Capable of rendering console-quality graphics and with access to a library of hundreds of thousands of games from around the world, mobile gaming is taking over. US gamers alone spent more than US$2.6 billion on smartphone games and in-app downloads in 2014.

Consoles such as the PlayStation (above) face stiff opposition from online internet games such as Fortnite. Some publishers see streaming as the future of the industry. Photo: Alamy

Could streaming make the major games consoles obsolete?

The dominance of game consoles seems in doubt with the advent of games that only need an internet connection to play, and earn billions of dollars. However, industry professionals believe Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony aren’t dead yet.