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  • Mobile gaming set to overtake consoles
  • Mobile gaming set to overtake consoles
    Johan Larsson ©

Mobile gaming set to overtake consoles

If they think about gaming, most people would conjure images of Playstations, Xboxes, Nintendo consoles and PCs. But after a rapid rise in popularity, mobile gaming could be set to overtake console and PC gaming as the 'core' market for the gaming industry.



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