Apple iPad will have limited appeal to gamers, say analysts

Apple today unveiled its new tablet device called the iPad. There's been speculation over the last week or so about how the new Apple platform would impact the games space. Prior to the big announcement today, IndustryGamers briefly spoke with Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

"The Apple tablet is going to be priced pretty high, certainly more than $300 [indeed, it starts at $500 - Ed.] so it's going to have limited appeal to gamers, although some people will buy it obviously. I think the early offerings on the tablet will be a lot closer to iPod Touch/iPhone style games, and then probably morph into DS kind of games and then ultimately will morph into PSP quality games," Pachter commented.

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-Alpha3186d ago

I'm not sure if I want to really game on a gigantic iPod touch, assuming that's what it is ultimately.

If it's not a personal computer and if it's not a portable device then I wonder how successful this will be for gaming.

ia_studio3186d ago

yes, because Is a giant f*kng Iphone

qface643186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

and apple supporters will act like its the most amazing thing since the sun

Projekt7tuning3185d ago

Why even bother asking Michael Pachter anything? Its easier and more accurate to carry around, and ask a Magic 8 Ball.

anh_duong3185d ago

i am defo getting an ipad... 620 bucks for ipad with 3g is done deal for me..

shame it doesn't support flash.. flash is very useful for watching videos online.. education videos of course if you know what i mean.. nudge nudge wink wink ;)

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saint_john_paul_ii3186d ago

yes because i want to game without buttons ***ROLLS EYES***

colonel1793186d ago

yeah, i wonder how would that work ¬_¬

STK0263185d ago

the Pope speaks the truth.

tdrules3186d ago

yeah i think id rather game on something with flash that isnt at an extortionate price point thanks

washingmachine3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

duh if it had tegra 2 maybe it could have more better lookn games,but dont thinkk it would really help,would it. its more for causal fun.

alphakennybody3186d ago

it will appeal to the horny mass though.

Homer Simpson3186d ago

Your mom?

Sorry, just had to say it.

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