Apple could kill DS with iPod, says Forbes

Thursday, 5th June 2008 17:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt


There’s a feature on Forbes speculating that iPod and iPhone – and the software-delivering App Store – could bring trouble to Nintendo’s dominace of the handheld market.

“Apple is the first to master a pair of tricks that have made Nintendo’s latest products so compelling – a touch-screen interface and the ability to pick up on motion,” says the piece.

“The key difference: Unlike Nintendo, which has created a gaming console with a motion-sensitive controller and a touch-sensitive handheld gaming system, Apple has crammed both capabilities into its iPhone and iPod Touch.”

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  1. Quiiick

    I’m not convinced that the “iPhone/iPod-touch” will cut deep into Nintendo’s dominace of the handheld market.

    But colour me unimpressed if Sony soon announces a “PSP-touch” !!!
    I certainly would buy one! :)

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I think they’re completely different machines aimed at completely different markets. I think they can co-exist in the gaming space just fine.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. mortiferus

    Different markets, I love my iPhone but Nintendo wont make games for it. I do however see an emulator’s paradise!

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Sony should do a PSPhone-LiteTouch. I can’t believe they are being so stupid. I find it less likely that Nintendo would launch a DS Phone.

    Lets see what they have up their sleeve for E3

    #4 7 years ago

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