EA: Mobile Gaming “Will Expand the Console Experience”

Smartphones and tablets are no threat to the traditional console business, according to Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen.

In fact, during the Stifel Technology, Internet, & Media Conference, the EA exec went so far as to say that the mobile market will actually have a positive effect on consoles. "It's bringing new people into the gaming business, but I don't see a day when it takes over the console experience," he explained. "I think it will expand the console experience."

Console gaming offers something that simply can't be replicated on a mobile device, and for that reason, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will see successful futures. "You just can't get that kind of experience on mobile," Jorgensen said of console games. "Mobile is a much more quick, short burst of gameplay."

Do you think the rise in mobile gaming has hurt the console experience?

[Via GameSpot]