This summer, Sega is expected to release Sonic The Hedgehog 4 across all of the major gaming platforms, and including mobile gaming devices like DS and DSi. But the big rumor here is that Sega will also be releasing the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 iPhone App. This would show that the iPhone, and even the upcoming iPad by Apple, are starting to take away some of the market share from more traditional gaming systems.
I can testify with first hand experience that the iPhone is huge hit among young kids. My children have both the Nintendo DS and the DSi, yet for some strange reason, they will prefer playing games on my iPhone instead.
That’s not to say they don’t play their DS’s, it’s just that they are on my iPhone playing games more.
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 promo video:
What do you think? Do you think the iPhone, and even the iPad, can start to become the mobile gaming device of choice for both kids and adults?