+ Reply
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 42

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: iOS Gamers Exploding in US

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,724
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,479 Times in 565 Posts

    Default 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."

    NewZoo

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Michael Essany For This Useful Post:

    dt0theh (09-14-2010)

  3. #2
    iPhone? More like MyPhone macsoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts

    This is very awesome, they are great time killers when waiting in long lines or at a meeting even for us adults. It would be nice if they created some sort of an attachment for the iDevice so it makes it a bit easier to play. It just makes sense, its easy to put in your pocket and you have it all the time.

  4. #3
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Daerid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    290
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts

    I can't tell you how much gaming I do on my iPhone. An now that I can start playing games against my Android friends it's getting better. Need more of those.


    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi

  5. #4
    My iPhone is a Part of Me iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    592
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 49 Times in 34 Posts

    Sonys new add campaign for the PSP supports this data. Their commercials basically bash the iPhone as a gaming platform, and they have that terribly annoying little black kid as their spokesman (he was cute for a month like 2 years ago, now just annoying). Sony is obviously scared of mobile phones taking sales away from the PSP, and is attempting with these commercials to make phones look "lame" as gaming devices, and the PSP "cool"....Looks like your a little to late Sony!
    El Zurdo

  6. #5
    My iPhone is a Part of Me hitman10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    I live in a house
    Posts
    505
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 44 Times in 28 Posts

    I dont understand, all my friends say its just me but i cannot play a game a small screen like that, its no fun and to hard and I don't want to buy addons to a $699 smartphone. Which is why i bought the ipad because the screen is bigger, but i returned it (due to it had no camera and its worth waiting a couple months for it + im sure it will be a fast model to).

    So am i the only one that feel this way?

    ps. I wonder how many out of the 40M will still be active users, even if they still are at the moment. (not bashing, just voicing my opinion)

    Fish are friends, not food!
    Neither is Slow Internet.

  7. #6
    What's Jailbreak? Rizaria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I really don't enjoy gaming on it at all. Give me some proper buttons any day.

  8. #7
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Caboose1408's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Springfield, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 67 Times in 11 Posts

    It sux that game was never made. Vans Finger Fracture.

  9. #8
    The 20th Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    211
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 21 Times in 15 Posts

    I do love me the angry birds and pvz


    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
    Once you purchase a product surely its up to you if you put it in a blender or drive over it in a car, what right do Apple have to stop us abusing our stuff? thats like saying you can't slap your girlfriend, she's your girlfriend, you own her, you can do what you want to her lol

  10. #9
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts

    Whats that game of the picture ???

  11. #10
    Livin the iPhone Life iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cambridge, U.K
    Posts
    1,512
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 123 Times in 101 Posts

    what is that game?

    iPhone4 16gb black - 4.1 Limera1ned
    iPhone 3G 16gb white - 3.1.2 jailbroken
    Blackra1ned
    THANKYOU ONCE AGAIN GEOHOT!

  12. #11
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
    I dont understand, all my friends say its just me but i cannot play a game a small screen like that, its no fun and to hard and I don't want to buy addons to a $699 smartphone. Which is why i bought the ipad because the screen is bigger, but i returned it (due to it had no camera and its worth waiting a couple months for it + im sure it will be a fast model to).

    So am i the only one that feel this way?

    ps. I wonder how many out of the 40M will still be active users, even if they still are at the moment. (not bashing, just voicing my opinion)
    i for one would rather play on my ipod then on a nintendo, or a psp, its way more fun, and has a many more games
    and if u have seen the nintendo, it truely sucks

  13. #12
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Well not really still long way to go... There some of the game that u play don't even exits on ios but hey yeah mostly kids games are on ios it's good for kids.. Last time I checked and top paid apps was angry bird so u can imagine how many kids are having itouch but I would love to see some great games coming on iPhone and specially to iPad which is with big screen.. I'm not really botherd about bottoms I think touch ones are cool

  14. #13
    iPhone? More like MyPhone McMichael96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    var/root
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts

    Kewl. I always enjoyed gaming my my iPod touch 2g then my iPad and now my iPhone 4 =D

  15. #14
    Pwner of Pwnage PWNsyst3m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Usa
    Posts
    568
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts

    Most games on the AppStore are horrible. I might find something entertaining but I have yet to find a game that I actually want to keep playing. I'm just not satisfied with launching birds onto a structure to watch round pigs poof. Lol

  16. #15
    iPhoneaholic
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    391
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 53 Times in 34 Posts

    Sony is reducing their market share without any help. The PSP has been tanking and the PSP GO was a joke. They are extremely vulnerable with such an old handheld. The graphics on the iPhone far surpass either handheld and it does far more besides games. Buttons are certainly better, but the lack of them on the iPhone is a minor issue when there is so much more content with better graphics, cheaper game prices, longer battery life, and ability to do many other things.
    Really?

  17. #16
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,724
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,479 Times in 565 Posts

    The game being played in the photo is called "finger fracture"

  18. #17
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Antman217's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Miami, Fl
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 30 Times in 21 Posts

    I do agree there are a lot of gamers on iOS devices but how long are they playing for. I only play for maybe 10 to 15 minutes on my iPhone but on my PSP I play for like an hour or two. I like the games on iOS but most are just time wasters for when you are bored. I would like to see more games on iOS like Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep or MGS: Peace Walker then I think I would be spending more time on my iOS device but without buttons I think it's impossible so I'm still hoping they make an attachable controller or another tweak like using the wii controller for the snes emulator but for other controllers (PS3 controller would make sense since it uses bluetooth, I connect it to my Mac through bluetooth and it is awesome!).
    Last edited by Antman217; 09-14-2010 at 01:49 PM.

  19. #18
    iPhoneaholic
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    406
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 35 Times in 23 Posts

    Probably because most of the games take no talent whatsoever to play. You can play them by tapping on the screen and have so much error correction in them so you don't get frustrated with the **** controls, everyone wins. Seriously, what racing game do you know accelerates for you and you don't need to brake. iOS is just the new Wii and like the Wii, it will fade out of existence soon enough too.

  20. #19
    What's Jailbreak? wcbardwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    I HOPE I DON'T EXPLODE! I LOVE MY iPHONE GAMES!

    What an unfortunate use of words for the title of this article... I couldn't resist.

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to wcbardwell For This Useful Post:

    mortopher (09-14-2010)

  22. #20
    iPhone? More like MyPhone gcastro723's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts

    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.

    If you can see this you are one of the many people who can see this.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts