Steve Jobs announced today that the iPod Touch alone outsells the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP combined, not just in America but worldwide. Jobs said that 1.5 billion games and entertainment apps have been downloaded from the App Store. This fact only takes into consideration the iPod Touch and not the iPhone which would make it an even bigger market lead.
There have been some concerned comments questioning the fact seeing as only 120 million iOS devices have been sold worldwide. Apple have been contacted about this discrepancy.
Rockstar Games have announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, from Rockstar Leeds, is coming to iPhone and iPod Touch later this year. The award winning game is making it’s way from the Nintendo DS to the PSP platform and now the iPhone & iPod Touch.
“Chinatown Wars is a perfect match for the iPhone and iPod touch,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited to bring this incredibly ambitious version of Liberty City, with this level of detail and immersive gameplay on Apple’s new gaming platforms.”
The game follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
With the release of Assassin’s Creed for iPhone & iPod Touch just a few weeks away, IGN has posted up some screens from the upcoming title. It’s expected that Gameloft will charge around £5.99 or more for the game.
The graphics on the game surpass that even of the Nintendo DS, showing how much the iPhone really is ahead of the competition when it comes to mobile gaming.
The iPhone version is largely based on Altair’s Chronicles, the prequel for the Nintendo DS to the first game. You must explore the city of the Holy Land to uncover “The Chalice”, a sacred artifact held by the Templars. The superiors at The Order of the Assassins say that stealing the Chalice has the potential to end the Crusades.
More details on the game are expected soon.
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