Porn industry says the future is in tablets, not 3D TV

Porn industry says the future is in tablets, not 3D TV
It’s not every day that a study commissioned by the adult entertainment industry has a bearing on mobile devices, but today happens to be that day. According to a study done by industry trade magazine Xbiz (see what they did there?), the future of content delivery of the “adult persuasion” is likely to be tablets, smartphones, and possibly internet TV.

The porn industry is often viewed as something of a bellwether for content delivery, having played important (and occasionally decisive) roles in previous media shifts, including moving from film to video (and specifically backing the nascent VHS standard), adopting DVD early, shifting to the internet as a delivery medium, and as one of the early explorers of 3D television.

It would be too easy to make jokes about why 3D movies about the birds and the bees failed to achieve sufficient market…err…penetration, but according to Xbiz’s findings, just 1 in 5 industry professionals believe that 3D content will in demand in coming years. They have higher hopes for the Google TVs of the world, which would enable steaming content to be viewed on demand, presumably purchased in a more private setting then ordering from your local cable company.

But smartphones and tablets are largely seen as the future of content delivery for the porn of tomorrow; 44% of professionals expect mobile devices to overtake PCs and laptops as the primary consumption devices, siting advantages in portability and privacy gained on mobile devices. Colin Rowntree, owner of online adult video sites, said:

 "Over the next two years, I'd say that desktops/laptops will remain the primary porn viewing platform. Out more than five years, however, I predict that tablets and mobile devices will become the dominant platform. What is really going to take off when there is sufficient market saturation are tablets, because they are cheaper than laptops and you can take them to bed with you."

If the past is prelude to the future, the Xbiz study is evidence that the post-PC era will accelerate, with mobile devices continuing to eat into the laptop and PC market. At the very least, it adds a different subtext to today’s unveiling of the new iPad with a Retina Display.

source: PCMAG

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20 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

the porn industry has always decided the format wars. VHS over betamax, DVD over Laserdisc, Bluray over HD-DVD. im guessing they will be right again. "At the very least, it adds a different subtext to today’s unveiling of the new iPad with a Retina Display." LMAO, idk, most of the porn i consume is flash based.

2. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LOL freakin squallz.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually, the porn industry backed HD-DVD if i remember correctly. HDDVD was the better format of the 2 anyways.

19. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

ah you got me there. i couldve sworn most of the porn industry backed blu-ray, but it looks like only a few companies did initially. porn did back vhs over beta and laserdisc.

3. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Hard to admit but never expected this topic from pa,its weird really but weird in a good sense though!!

4. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Crap, they must have tracking cookies *Clearing my Thrive cookies* Giggity giggity, Heh heh...alright!

5. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

phonearena team there are some things in the world that you don't need to show/post on your site!!!!!

8. sumdude

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

C'mon, get real people it's not like they're providing you w/ pix and links or something. It's only an article about device usage. It the most "researched" activity on the web. Maybe not an ideal topic, but it's pertinent. At least it breaks up the monotony of reading about endless lawsuits over patent infringements.

11. Virile

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

You didnt need to click on the article if you didnt like what it was about, plus theres nothing wrong with a little porn here and there.

6. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

"market…err…penetration" I seriously lol-ed!!!

7. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Sadly, I agree with that...despite how the porn industry is an absolute joke that should be destroyed.

9. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i was imagining something along Galaxy Beam kind of device, so i can actually get a full 30" of it in the toilet.. oh, and its handsfree advantage..

10. JBz007

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

TOO FUNNY!!

12. Virile

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

You sir are a genious

15. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

bwahahahaha!!!!

13. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Makes sense... I cant take the TV into those quiet little trips to the can...lol!!!

14. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol wow you guys REALLY are geeks...lol soon as PA mentions the word "PORN" yall get scared and sh%t lol this is important news because this day and age mobile devices are accessing more porn than desktops... especially tablets... you dont get the crappy mobile view on them its more of the desktop experience... not that i know anything about that.... hahaha im lying i watch it here and there... great post PA... this is funny tho

16. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

haha not me .. i aint nooo geek i watch porn everyday wheter it be ghey, straight , bi porn i watch it everyday.

17. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I watch porn everyday on my Photon :))

20. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

And here come the viruses!

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