49% of UK Gamers Would Prefer Apple iTablet to Nintendo DS or PlayStation Portable

Electronic Theatre reports on a survey conducted by which reveals that the UK gaming public are ready to embrace Apple's iTablet as a new gaming device, ahead of it's official unveiling later today.

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kevco333186d ago

I actually find this quite surprising - the DS and PSP are well established, and though the iPhone is doing well, the iTablet/iSlate/iThing is an unknown quantity. Perhaps that's why it did so well? Based purely on expectation that it may or may not deliver upon...

anh_duong3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

until they see the price for the thing.. analyst expect 700 bucks.. preferring is a different matter to affording..

i would probably get one but they aren't cheap..

feelintheflow3186d ago

When the dust settles, I don't think you will find it a real good gaming machine. I have games for my iphone, and I can't stand playing it without a controller. The touch and tilt just doesn't do it for me. the 700 dollar est. price tag will probably slow all that noise. It sounds like an incredible machine, and they will probably sell a ton of them, but to compare them to the ds or psp, I think not.

D4RkNIKON3186d ago

I agree with that completely, but that's not to say touch has it's advantages of it's own. If the next PSP had DUAL ANALOG and also included touch screen and motion sensing, I would definitely be on board.

silvacrest3186d ago

that is my dream, give it phone functions and i finally have a true all in one device

edgeofblade3186d ago

I see the tablet being a different experience, entirely. There is enough real estate there for some more complex touch actions than you can get on the iphone screen. I'm anxious to see what they come up with here, but I'm also prepared to watch the locust horde of Apple zombies descend on anyone who stirs them up.

The Happy Baby3186d ago

well, its working for the DS. ;)
the next PsP will NEED to have dual joysticks. it doesnt even need a touchscreen, but the tech is so cheap now a days, i imagine it will.

ThanatosDMC3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

I'll be scared walking around with this on concrete or whatever hard surface... or get jacked in school campus.

Anyway, watch this MS table:

For RTS gamers:

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kewlkat0073186d ago

I can't take the Apple devices serious. Fun for Tabletop tap games but that's about it.

Mr_Bun3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

I doubt the focus of the itablet is on least not anything more than what the iphone offers....I guess we will find out soon enough.

Sez 3186d ago

I have to deal with the same B.S shovelware apps that's on the iPhone. Then no.

Akagi3186d ago

(USA here)

Hell no, never.

And how many did they poll? 100?

PainisCupcake3186d ago

Yet again 3000 people somehow equals the whole UK?

Mike134nl3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

If the pool (age gender etc.) used for said research is representative for the population of the UK it could be considered as representative for the whole population to a certain degree of course.

Though a larger number of people surveyed would reduce the deviation of the research.

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