View Full Version : 25% of games developers now making mobile titles

February 8th, 2010, 12:54
It’s been clear that games developers have been flocking to iPhone ever since the launch of the App Store in July 2008, but a new survey from Game Developer Research puts some figures on it.
The survey of more than 800 developers found that 25% are now making mobile games – double the 12% in last year’s survey. Of those, nearly three quarters are targeting iPhone and iPod touch.
The report points out that this is twice as many developers as are supporting Nintendo’s DS and Sony’s PSP.
Numbers isn't the whole story about iPhone gaming, of course. There are tens of thousands of companies making games for the App Store, but many of those games aren't much cop (and aren't selling many copies either).
However, the new GDR report shows that iPhone is picking up more interest from traditional console and handheld developers.