Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. PC Games

Skip buying the Nintendo 3DS or the PS Vita and get a tablet instead

See also

Most gamers did not receive a PS4, an Xbox One, a Nintendo 3DS or a PS Vita as a Christmas gift. A person who wants to correct this error can buy her own portable gaming system. Most people who take this route would choose from one of the dedicated portable gaming consoles, but a wiser consumer would choose an Android tablet. A 7-inch tablet is the ideal portable gaming platform.

Android tablets are not designed to play Nintendo DS or PS Vita games, but emulators allow the owner to get around this problem. The Google Play app contains emulators for most newer portable gaming devices and all of the older cartridge systems. These emulators expand the tablet gamer's library. Mobile device owners can also choose from a wide range of titles designed specifically for Android or the iOS. Grand Theft Auto, The Bard's Tale, and several Final Fantasy titles can be found in the respective app stores.

Android tablets and their competitors share another advantage over the portable systems. An owner can use them for other forms of entertainment, to surf the web, or to keep track of information while they are on the go. She can even attach a keyboard to the tablet to work on documents, spreadsheets or presentations.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Camera
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Video
    Headlines

Related Videos:

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!