Is the Apple iPad the next great portable video game device?(Read article summary)
A new report shows that 44 percent of apps tested for the Apple iPad are video games. That's good news for video game fans everywhere.
The Apple iPad has already been touted as a potential savior for the ailing newspaper industry, a moneymaker for a listless Hulu, and a windfall for book publishers the world over. A new report suggests that a lot of developers think the iPad could be a pretty good gaming device, too – a higher-power, bigger-screen version of the Apple iPod Touch and iPhone.
According to Flurry, a firm that monitors the mobile market, a whopping 44 percent of the apps currently being tested on the Apple iPad are video games. Compare that to the 14 percent share for iPad "entertainment" apps – a relatively nebulous name for a category – seven percent for "finance," six percent for "sports" apps, and five percent for "news."
No word on exactly how many apps that 44 percent encompasses – in an interview with Apple Insider, Flurry VP Peter Farago declined to talk exact numbers. Still, the Flurry report indicates that Apple could be seeking to market the iPad in part as a top-notch gaming device.