Apple iPhone Slaps Down Sony PSP in US Gaming - Report

Like a tech industry Tekken, Apple is clashing with almost everyone these days, from Google to Microsoft to Amazon and beyond. Now Sony feels the force as iPhone grabs the handheld gaming market.

Flurry Analytics says Apple’s surpassed Sony PSP game revenue in the US, estimating the iPhone has seized 5 per cent of the lucrative $10 billion US games industry. That’s up from $115 million in 2008 – near 400 per cent growth.

With over 30,000 games available at the App Store and the upcoming release of the much-anticipated iPad, Apple’s set to continue grabbing share in the games market, the researchers say.

“Unless the other major video game platform providers (i.e., Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft) respond accordingly, Apple could continue to roll up video game market share,” Flurry Analytics warns.

Michael Pachter, managing director at Wedbush Morgan Securities and a prominent video game analyst, suggests “iPod touch is the most dangerous thing that ever happened” to game publishers.

Via: Flurry Analytics

Written by Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards enjoys The Mighty Boosh, Can, John Lydon and Roller Derby.

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