iPhone to lead mobile game market

I think Apple has always been adamant that they wouldn’t want to see the iPhone turned into a gaming device, but reports from ‘Macworld’ says differently.

Survey done by ‘Research and Markets’ found that out of 8000 gamers in North America, Europe and Australia, 54 per cent of respondents in North America and 69 per cent of respondents in Europe had played a game on there mobile phone in the past year. This is from a survey of 8000 gamers in North America, Europe and Australia.

The survey also suggest that 15 per cent of repondents already own a iPhone or iPod Touch compared with 29 per cent that owned a Nintendo DS, across both North America and Europe.

Different companies had made different quotes.

David Cole, DFC analyst said:

The dedicated portable game systems from companies like Nintendo and Sony are still expected to lead the market, but it appears growth for these devices has peaked. The platforms from Apple are expected to be responsible for the bulk of market growth over the next few years.

Greg Uhler, Oceanhouse Media Development Director:

With the iPhone and iPod touch, Apple has finally delivered mobile developers a platform with an attractive business model and a rapidly growing installed base of active consumers.

Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media:

Games are expected to account for only about 23 percent of application sales on the iPhone. There are many fantastic opportunities for non-game related content on both the iPhone and iPod touch. These devices, when combined with Apple’s business model, are a much needed revolution for the mobile market.

(via Macworld)

Who uses there iPhone or iPod Touch mostly for gaming and nothing else?