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Apple eating into portable Nintendo sales?

When Max Batch wants to play a video game, he turns to his Apple Inc. iPhone. The 22-year-old German has shunned hand-held consoles such as Sony Corp.’s PSP and Nintendo Co.’s DS, joining a growing number of people who use their smartphones for online and other games, eroding sales of the dedicated handsets. “It’s not worth having a hand-held,” said Batch, who spends about 2 euros a mont...

Apple declares itself winner of handheld gaming

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” So goes a common saying warning us about the ease with which statistical data can be manipulated to arrive at just about any conclusion one could desire. According to an article on CNBC, it appears that Steve Jobs’ infamous reality distortion field was in full swing at Apple’s Wednesday tech conference and new product unve...

AAA Pokedex is an Awesome Reference on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

For those of you Pokemaniacs out there who are constantly searching for a good reference on evolution, stats, moves, breeding, and more, I highly recommend AAA Pokedex for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It’ll run you a couple of bucks, but its well worth it. The developer is also constantly updating it with new features.

Apple Beat Nintendo to a Unified Gaming Network…For Shame

Alright, I know this isn’t an Apple blog, but today’s iPhone OS 4.0 announcement brought us word that Apple is working on a unified social gaming network. That’s right, Apple beat Nintendo to it, leaving Nintendo the only major competitor in the market that doesn’t have one. PS3 & PSP: Playstation Network X-Box 360: X-Box Live iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Game Center PC: Ste...

Apple, Steve Jobs gunning for Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft with iPhone 4.0 update

Nintendo may not (publicly) care much about people playing games on Apple products, but don’t tell that to Apple. At their iPhone OS 4.0 preview event today the company came out gunning for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Shot one was a social networking platform called Game Center that’s built into the phone’s OS. Basically, people in gaming will call this feature Xbox Live Lite, ...

Let’s get real: Nintendo will never, ever put games on the iPhone/iPad

I appreciate Business Insider’s spunk, and would actually welcome Nintendo games on my iPhone and soon-to-be purchased iPad, but let’s be honest and completely un-fun for a second: With the exception of that Philips CD-i Zelda disaster that we’ll never speak of again, Nintendo will never, ever put their games on another company’s hardware.

Also, Nintendo

Apple and Nintendo. Similar, but different. In a good way: “The fact that Apple does not reveal prototypes but shipping products is the fundamental difference between their entire business strategy and that of the rest of the industry.” – Joel Johnson, Gizmodo Via Gizmodo. Regardless of what you think of Apple/Nintendo it’s a great read (disclosure: this borders on shameles...

Console wars, schmonsole wars: Nintendo facing greatest risk from Apple, says WSJ

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is a self-proclaimed Apple fan, says the Wall Street Journal. He carries an iPhone and uses a MacBook. But he doesn’t consider Apple a direct competitor, despite Cupertino defiance in September, saying the DS doesn’t “stack up” to the iPod Touch or iPhone as a gaming device.

Apple targets Nintendo DS, video game domination

Pictured above: A chart Apple showed at its latest press conference today, comparing the number of available PSP, DS, and iPod games. Apple, in classic form, decided not to asterisk iPod (which, although a wonderful little gaming device, makes Wii mini games look like epic Zelda sagas.) Click on the above link for more of Apple’s gaming plans, including increased partnerships with key publis...

TellTale Dev: iPhone more powerful than Wii? (Infendo: Not Exactly)

We all know that the Wii is the least powerful of today’s current generation home consoles, but TellTale developer “Yare” stated on company forums that Nintendo’s flagship console is less powerful than even the iPhone: Frame rate issues will probably get sorted out eventually, but keep in mind that the Wii is just not a powerful console. An iPhone is much more powerful than...

Should Nintendo be wary of an iPhone gaming platform?

It’s hard to find fault in the Nintendo DS or the company’s incredible stranglehold on the handheld gaming industry, but all these iPhone dismissals from Big N execs had me thinking of what happened in the N64 era. As a brief refresher, Nintendo arrogantly dismissed the new-at-the-time CD-ROM format as an inferior substitute for the tried-and-true cartridge. Mis-take! Sony subsequently...

Watch out, Apple is gunning for the games market

Make no mistake about it. Apple opened up several features in the iPhone/iPod touch this afternoon, and many of them have cool applications for gaming. Related to Nintendo, is the DSi going to be enough? In game voice chat is also one of the various APIs now open, as is iPod library access, proximity sensor, audio recorder, battery API, streaming audio and video, data detectors, text selection (oh...