Nintendo’s Biggest Threat is Apple, Not Microsoft

When the iPod Touch was first released it was a though of as a striped down iPhone without the telephone. Apple soon made the distinction clear, the iPod Touch was branded a gaming machine and not inferior to the iPhone in any way. This approach has been extremely successful. Another advantage Apple has is the compatibility of games across multiple devices.

I can’t say I disagree. Both my son and daughter have Nintendo DS gaming devices and a large catalog of Mario and Pokemon games. However, I passed my second gen iPod Touch down to my son when I got my iPhones earlier this year. My son had hardly touched his DS since he discovered Angry Birds and my daughter routinely burns through my wife’s iPhone battery playing Kimimon.

By Khürt Williams

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