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  • iOS Gamers Exploding in US



    The number of gamers who enjoy mobile video games on their iOS device is skyrocketing, according to the findings of a new report. The International Gamers Survey from NewZoo indicates that better than half of the nearly 80 million Americans who play mobile games in the U.S. are now engaging in those mobile gaming activities on an iOS device.

    In other words, there may be approximately 40 million iDevice mobile gamers lurking among us today. The data, which was collected from roughly 10,000 respondents in June, is probably now on the light side. Given that the iPhone 4 was just released this summer and has since sold like gangbusters around the world, the number of mobile iOS gamers is likely far higher than this survey suggests. Still, according to the findings presented, Nintendo DS and DSi gamers only total 41 million. So instead of Apple having to catch up to other "big boys" in the mobile gaming space, it now appears that the tables have been turned - although it should be noted that in several European markets (where iDevice availability is more limited), Nintendo still places far ahead of iOS among mobile gamers users.

    In case you're wondering, the survey also showed that Apple's iOS continues to eat away at the market-share of the Sony Playstation Portable. What does it all mean? “Recent growth in the sales figures of the iPod Touch could be an indication that people are increasingly seeing Apple’s portable devices as game platform," said Peter Warman, NewZoo Managing Director. "The youth seems to be moving from trying their parents device to buying an iPod Touch for themselves. Being able to start off playing free games is a key advantage of iOS and Android devices and comparable to successful social gaming and MMO business models."

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Gamers Exploding in US started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Quote Originally Posted by gcastro723 View Post
      Coming to the iPhone January 2011...
      the most epic game of 2010...
      HALO REACH.

      using unreal's 3d game engine, you'll be able to headshot grunts in crystal clear quality...

      Remember Reach.

      Link to how you know please?
      Have you seen epic citadel? It uses the new unreal engine and it's free, it's not a fully fledged game tho, you can just look around a castle complex. Butthe graphics are just insane!
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I still use my DS over my iPod touch. DS is meant for gaming, but not the iPod touch.
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MaxxyBoii2K10 View Post
      Link to how you know please?
      I think he was joking....
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Simple games like angry birds and bejeweled are fun on my iPhone, but any in depth game or sports game needs real controls.

      I'll stick with my ps3 on a 50" with 1080p...

      Now they just need to finally release GT5!!
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      l Essany;5456289]The data, which was collected from roughly 10,000 respondents in June,
      Really? These so called surveys are getting old. Data from 10,000 people = 40 million iOS gamers.
    1. UiK's Avatar
      UiK -
      Nothing beats gaming on the iPad. It's bloody awesome. Need for Speed World hands down my favorite game at the moment!!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      How is Civ on the iPad or C&C?
    1. Comwiz's Avatar
      Comwiz -
      HOLY CRAP. Why are gamers exploding? Is it because when you use the iphone too long the lithium in the battery leaks out and has a deadly reaction with the air? That's the last time I play another game on my iphone, thanks for the heads up.
    1. LamboFan's Avatar
      LamboFan -
      Haha, knew this'd happen sometime. Sony gonna suck it up!
    1. whoadizzle's Avatar
      whoadizzle -
      So the game is finger fracture? I don't see it on itunes?
    1. Halten77's Avatar
      Halten77 -
      I used to be a gamer on my iPhone until I got tired of it draining my iPhone's battery. But yes indeed... iPhone is very good at games, you just have to adventure to find an entertaining one...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I just had a picture of people exploding all over the place in America - blood and guts everywhere....
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      The ability to play against gamers on other platforms is way overdue...let's show 'em the awesomeness of iOS
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      What game is that above? the skateboard touch looks great, I would also like a good snowboarding game, Any Suggestions?

      Thanks Yall.
    1. Leonick91's Avatar
      Leonick91 -
      I just love it when people say things like this, out of 80 million people half of those play on iOS devices. How do they know this you ask, they did a survey asking 10 thousand persons... Yes that's 10,000 what a great representation of 80 million... :/ maybe not...
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      10k is a relatively decent survey size, compared to most other "surveys" you'll see these days.
    1. Leonick91's Avatar
      Leonick91 -
      That might be, but I still think it's quite a ridiculous claim that it would represent 80 million people.
    1. Shoey5's Avatar
      Shoey5 -
      The bash iPhone as a gaming platform because the are right iPhone Gamers is an oxymoron if ever I heard one. I play lots of games on my iPhone, mostly when I'm somewere board, not because they are good challanging games, for that I go to PSP, PS3, XbOX
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      As I always say...each to their own. I for one love gaming on my iPhone4, but the lack of engaging games, in terms of depth is still disappointing given the capability of these devices.
      As for touch controls over buttons, love touch controls but would appreciate some kind of button based bluetooth add-on controller to give me more options.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by iMack007 View Post
      As I always say...each to their own. I for one love gaming on my iPhone4, but the lack of engaging games, in terms of depth is still disappointing given the capability of these devices.
      As for touch controls over buttons, love touch controls but would appreciate some kind of button based bluetooth add-on controller to give me more options.
      Okay some of the hack emulator games have this but yes it would be nice if it was global through the whole iPhone