44% of Apps Tested by Apple on iPad are Games


According to Analytics firm Flurry 44% of apps tested by Apple for the iPad are games. Ever since the release of the iPhone SDK, gaming and the iPhone have gone hand-in-hand so it really does not come to a surprise that the iPad is aiming be a popular platform choice among game developers as well.

Coming in at second place with 14% of the pie is the entertainment category and then social networking with 7% of the apps, sports 6%, travel 5%, etc.

If the Flurry data is accurate It seems gamers on April 3rd will be pretty happy customers as there does not seem to be any shortage of gaming titles. And don't think the competition hasn't noticed. Nintendo has jus announced that in 2011 they will be releasing their follow up to the DS with the 3DS - a glasses-free 3D handheld device.

A 3D handheld does sound pretty intriguing, how does a 3D second generation iPad sound? Doubtful but we can dream.


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44% of Apps Tested by Apple on iPad are Games


I don't think the iPad will be a nice gaming platform. You know, you either hold it or touch the screen.

I'm stoked to hear that there is a large amount of games getting ready to be unleashed upon us. However, all this 3D talk (TV's, gaming) just seems too premature and desperately trying to cash in a few good movies.

@Brett not so sure if the move to 3D is going to premature if Nintendo has plans. Xbox's natal just begs 3D

I really don't get it. Most people who are excited about the ipad already have an iPhone or iPod touch. So what's the big deal with all these games when everyone already have access to them in the app store?
This ipad is truly hype. Nothing new. Just more screen real estate. I'm just fine with my iPhone thank you!

@Hmacc: If you watched the event keynote, you'll see how they demonstrated the gaming performance on iPad to be much better than the third generation of current iDevices, plus the bigger screen is better for eye candy games and puzzles. However if you're not considering to buy an iPad, I'm sure these statistics are irrelevant to you anyway.

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