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How Samsung plans to make the Galaxy S 4 a mini-gaming console [video]

Updated Apr 4th, 2013 10:36AM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Gaming

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Samsung (005930) isn’t content to challenge Apple (AAPL) with the Galaxy S 4 — it apparently wants to challenge Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY) in the portable gaming console realm as well. Forbes contributor John Gaudiosi writes that the vast improvements in smartphone technology over the last couple of years mean that “the gap between consoles and portable games is closing” and that Samsung plans to capitalize on this by releasing “a Game Arcade gamepad that looks very similar to an Xbox 360 controller with dual analog sticks and shoulder.” It’s certainly true that smartphones and tablets have been eating away at sales of portable gaming consoles, so Samsung’s move to position the Galaxy S 4 as a mini-console alternative seems shrewd. A video demonstrating the new Galaxy’s game controller follows below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.