Potential buyers didn’t see potential in Lenovo’s Legion Play Android gaming console

Although there are many gaming smartphones on the market with powerful processors and GPUs, additional controls, including keys and touchpads, special Android game consoles from major developers are not yet available for sale. Lenovo may intend to change the situation, but low demand for the device may prevent the mass distribution of the novelty.

As shown by a survey of more than 1,700 people on the Android Authority portal, most of its participants are considering buying the Legion PLay, but everything will depend on the price of the model. Judging by the data found on the Lenovo website, the company was preparing to present the Lenovo Legion Play console at the MWC 2021 exhibition in Barcelona this summer. It was expected that the console will have a full set of game controls, including two analog joysticks, and its battery capacity will be 7000 mA H

The majority of those surveyed (43.58%) said that the question of buying a console will be accepted depending on the price of the device. Almost the same number of respondents (41.10%) decided that they would not buy a new Lenovo product in any case, and only 15.32% of respondents said they were ready to buy a console.

In the comments to the poll, users expressed themselves in more detail. In particular, at least one reminded that a comparable gaming experience can be obtained by connecting a universal controller like the Razer Kishi to a gaming smartphone. Most believe that the novelty will in any case not compete with portable consoles like the Steam Deck, since the latter, in fact, is a portable PC with a set of games that cannot be compared with the options for Android. Therefore, Legion Play is a competitor only for gaming smartphones with a similar operating system.

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