At this years Tokyo Game show, a developer (GREE) from Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops delivered a kenote presentation. One message that was made clear by this keynote speaker was the thought that the line between smartphones and PCs are starting to blurr.
“The line between PC and mobile has blurred, and that’s a trend for this year. The traditional PC will disappear, and smartphone and PC will converge to become a new platform.”
He predicted that in three years time “local development of games will be bigger. That’s why we engage in worldwide development activities. Global participation will help us come up with new ideas.”
In my personal opinion, I don't see PCs and smartphones becoming one and the same; at least not anytime soon. There is large room for expansion and exploration in the new age of smartphones, but for anyone to think that we can accomplish so much within a short amount of time is blinded by there own ambition. Cheers to you Tanaka and your huge goals; see you in three years when my phone can teleport me to you.