If you thought that the iPhone would always be about pouring virtual beer and shaking virtual babies, you’re about to get a wake up call. Apple has recently acquired Richard Teversham, former Xbox Senior Director of Strategy. This new member of the Apple crew becomes even more interesting when you consider the company previously took on ATI’s former Graphics CTO, who created the GameCube graphics card. Click continue for more.
According to Gizmondo, the iPhone is catching up to the PSP and Nintendo DS in sales. Though the iPhone has been out about half the time of the PSP and DS, it’s only 13 million units behind Sony’s 50, and 63 million units behind Nintendo’s 100. Considering the iPhone has over 9,000 games in the app store, Apples do-it-all device has a lot of potential to elbow past its competitors as a portable gaming platform.
With serious looking games like Meal Gear Solid Touch hitting the iPhone’s app store and Terminator: Salvation on its way, I firmly believe that Apple has the potential to make it all happen. You can practically visualize the iPhone as a anxious race horse snorting at the starting gate, ready to run with the big boys. Now with an experienced strategist like Rich Teversham as the jockey, we could be in for a hell of a race.