It is just 3 weeks Apple’s iPad has been out! Over 830 video games (excluding nearly 25,000 iPod Touch and iPhone games) have already been developed to suit the large format, high definition, multi-touch screen of iPad.
Experts say that iPad can be the future of portable gaming, although no indication as yet comes from Apple. The iPad itself, having larger screen and faster processor than iPhone and iTouch, can offer gamers the ultimate portable gaming device. Being a mix between a smartphone and a laptop, iPad is aiming to cater for the growing numbers of gamers for future game evolution.
iPhone, iTouch have already revolutionized gaming on their own way. As it is a microcomputer, a game console and at the same time a smartphone, iPad has become popular among its targeted users without any game and entertainment apps. Experts hope that if iPad comes with games, it could be the major player in the portable gaming market.
If yes, one vital question will arise; how will the device play with gamers themselves? The answer promises to define whether the iPad will prompt another gold rush for developers poised to shower enthusiasts with gaming riches?
People usually tend to play games in one of three ways: on a console, their laptop/PC or via hand-helds. From that point of view, we can say, iPad is not a gaming device; it’s a digital device that can also play games. We have already seen the importance of games in iPhone and iTouch. So if Gamers can be fit the iPad in accordance to users’ behaviors, iPad would certainly stand a good chance of becoming a go-to casual gaming device.