X-bit Labs reports high-end tablets like the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab are getting close to achieving the game quality of AAA console titles:
Media tablets, such as Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab, are evolving at a much higher pace than dedicated video game systems. In fact, the latest third-generation Apple iPad has graphics sub-systems that is more powerful than that of Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony PlayStation 3. The quality of games for tablets is catching up: according to Remedy, premium titles for slates is not far behind AAA games for consoles.
"You still see ports of console titles being brought to iPad. While some of those are cool, I think the really powerful things would be when they are made for [exact device] when you take the interface into serious consideration in your design. I do not think we are far away from that [quality of games on iPad] at all. [...] I think Infinity Blade is now the benchmark and I think Epic and Chair have done a wonderful job there," said Matias Myllyrinne, chief executive officer of Remedy Entertainment, in an interview with GamesIndustry International web-site.