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iOS will become the largest gaming platform by the end of 2012



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iOS will become the largest gaming platform by the end of 2012


Gaming on iOS is growing considerably thanks to the many games on the App Store and soon iOS could become the largest gaming platform.

Games are a fundamental component of iOS, so much so that 130 million GameCenter accounts have been reached (and will increase even more now that GameCenter has also arrived on Mountain Lion). An incredible number that has led iOS to the third place among the largest platforms after Sony’s PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s Nintendo DS.

If Apple reached 150 million accounts by the end of 2012, it would surpass even these last two consoles and could aim to reach 200 million accounts, a milestone never reached by any console. In reality, if we combined the GameCenter and OpenFeint accounts (180 million), the milestone would have already been crossed.

The main cause of this incredible result is the cost of the games (lower than that of the consoles) and the ease of purchasing the games. In addition, many games on iOS are free, such as Temple Run, Jetpack Joyride and others.