Apple is taking over the games market

Apple Online Store“Apple is taking over the games market. One day soon your iPad will be a full replacement for your Xbox, Wii or PlayStation. It will run the latest games, the latest technologies and its processor will possess enough grunt to match any gaming console out there,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“Think about it,” Evans writes. “Apple’s already selling millions of games each month via the App Store, where games are the biggest-selling category.”

Evans writes, “In time it’s likely we’ll see some impact from this as some games migrate from iOS to the Mac via Apple’s Mac App Store. Apple will become a pre-eminent gaming company.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

40 Comments

  1. Love my Mac but I do not believe it will ever be a good gaming platform. My early 2009 Mac Pro still freezes (bogs way down for up to ten minutes at a time) on games with heavy graphics. Apple has to pay way more attention to graphics and sound if they want to be big in games.

  2. here you go again! geez. Apple can’t take over gaming market. you mean portable game? we don’t know yet. if you mean gaming market, you totally misread what’s going on in this market. I think you have no idea, or no clue on this business. Apple? it can’t. gaming market is different. geez.

  3. @Woody

    I’d agree Apple doesn’t do a good enough job with drivers for games, but it sounds like theres something else going on with your particular setups if the performance is that bad.

  4. “Um, NOT! Embedded GL on a portable is never going to compete nor be equipped with the hundreds of parallel GPU cores high-end games require.”

    Doesn’t really matter.. look what Epic did with the Citadel game.. that’s on a phone.. when the Mac App Store comes out, there’s gonna be a section there for Games… and most people are gonna go there and look for interesting looking $5 games.. and if there are fun games, they will sell.

    to be honest, the whole ‘immersive reality’ like W.O.W is a huge turnoff for normal people. But there are a few great RPGs i’m looking for.. if Square Enix starts putting out 3D FF games on teh Mac for $19.99 or $29.99.. you’re insane if you think those won’t sell… I got my credit card right here

    I think people are seriously underestimating the huge change we’re gonna see with the Mac app store. I can’t wait.

  5. @mike,
    “I think people are seriously underestimating the huge change we’re gonna see with the Mac app store. I can’t wait.”

    Someone underestimating a move that Steve Jobs is making?
    Never!
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  6. A single core integrated graphics iPad cannot match the quality of a 9 core Cell processor in 3D graphics and game quality.

    A iPad can’t match the quality of the 3 PowerG5 processors in a X-Box.

    The iPad has a netbook level processor to keep the heat down, but even then it can overheat and go to sleep until it’s cool enough to use again.

    The XBox and the PS3 blow out heat from their powerful processors like a space heater.

    Really MDN, you do yourself a disservice and insult Mac users intelligence posting such a article/link on your site.

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