The iPhone 5s is Apple's most powerful gaming device yet, and games revenues on iOS and Android are soaring. How will 3DS and PS Vita respond?

This article titled “Mobile gaming's rise is a headache for Sony and Nintendo” was written by Stuart Dredge, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 25th September 2013 09.51 UTC

Nintendo's Game Boy, DS and 3DS devices gave it a long run as the king of handheld gaming. In 2013, though, its crown is slipping in the face of competition from games on smartphones and tablets.

A recent report from research firms IDC and App Annie estimates that games for devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android software are making four times the revenues of games for Nintendo and Sony's handheld devices combined.

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