Tag: PortableGaming

Consumer spending on mobile games tops that for portable consoles

The market for dedicated portable game consoles from Nintendo and Sony appears to be shrinking due to competition from iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. Data from IDC and App Annie shows that fourth-quarter 2012 consumer spending on game apps from the App Store and Google Play was greate...

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Former Xbox Live marketing exec may join Apple

Apple conquered the smartphone and tablet market, and it may be turning its sights on the gaming market next. According to a report from MCV, Robin Burrowes, the Xbox Live marketing manager for EMEA, has left Microsoft to join Apple. Burrowes will supposedly take over marketing for the App Store i...

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iOS and Android gained video game market share in 2010

Flurry, a mobile analytics service, combined its mobile application data with published data from the NPD group and others, to show that Android and iOS captured a growing portion of the video game market share in 2010. According to the firm's analysis, iOS and Android game sales increased from...

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Nintendo 3DS sales affected by iPod touch and iPad, says IHS iSuppli

Nintendo recently launched the 3DS, and the portable gaming device is selling strongly. Despite this burst of early sales, IHS iSuppli predicts the 3DS will not reach the high sales numbers of its predecessor, the Nintendo DS. iSuppli predicts Nintendo will sell 70 million 3DS gaming systems by 2...

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Nintendo sees Apple as bigger threat than Microsoft and Sony

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made a point in recent keynotes to mention the fact that the iPhone and iPod touch are the world's best selling portable gaming devices, well ahead of longtime champion Nintendo. Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime has acknowledged the threat and sees Apple as a bigg...

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