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    Apple wants to play

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    Another thing that will get in the way of the iPhone whacking Nintendo (OTC BB: NTDOY.PK) is the lack of buttons necessary to play most conventional games. The iPhone touch screen can only get you so far. The tilt-sensitive features are great for physics-based games, but that is just a small niche in gaming circles.
    The first wave of games for the iPhone generally consists of either physics-based arcade games or table games like poker and mah-jongg. That sure beats the old snake games in the early-generation Nokia (NYSE: NOK) handsets, but it’s not going to replace an industry.
    Nintendo and PSP-pimping Sony (NYSE: SNE) can rest easy, for now. We’re still far removed from the day when the iconic iPhone’s screen will be smeared by greasy, pudgy, pre-teen fingers pounding their way through a game.
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    For me the biggest thing that is standing in the way of the iPhone becoming a player in the handheld market is Apple itself. If they want it to compete with Nintendo and Sony they need to market it as a gaming machine first and a phone second.They are just doing fine. Just look at their library. The games are not fully matured yet but they have one year to prove themself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sventax View Post
    For me the biggest thing that is standing in the way of the iPhone becoming a player in the handheld market is Apple itself. If they want it to compete with Nintendo and Sony they need to market it as a gaming machine first and a phone second.They are just doing fine. Just look at their library. The games are not fully matured yet but they have one year to prove themself.
    I agree. They are lacking a crucial component which is adequate controls for a broad amount of genres. I would say control is what holds most phone games back, so as long as they are phones first they will never contend.

    I am curious to know what would happen if they gave it a serious shot by making a true handheld game system.

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    I have had a jailbroken touch for about seven months now, and I have to say that games aren't very fun on the iPhone or touch. With no solid button pressing, feedback isn't there.

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