With news hitting the web that Apple has now sold 220 million iOS devices, we’d like to break down just how insane that is. In the last year, Apple has sold 100 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. Last month the figure spiked to 37 million sales. In one month. Compare that to the approximate 4 million Nintendo 3ds that have sold since the device was released. We’ve heard the talk about how the iOS devices aren’t gaming devices for ages, but at this point I think one could objectively state that Apple is stealing the gaming business away from companies that didn’t even recognize it as a competitor until it was too late. We’ve already watched Apple steal the music business away from retailers that scoffed at the prospect of being outsold by a digital download service. It would not be surprising to see Apple continue its upward sales trend and be the dominant gaming console within 5 years, and reactive decisions to emulate Apple’s devices (see: Wii-U) aren’t helping the big 3 stop Apple from stealing their business. I game on my PC and Xbox 360, but I have to say I spend way more time gaming on my iPod Touch, even if I’m at home with access to the other systems. So if your a gamer who has been holding off on buying an iOS device, just buy one now. Resistance is futile.
Thanks to allthingsD.com for the great news story where the information in this story was found.
It seems the FPS supernerds of the world will forever be caught in the tired, old game of King of the Castle. Pretty inevitable, pretty obvious. Especially when it comes to Call of Duty VS Battlefield.
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Activision (MW3) has filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum and wants transfer of ownership of a domain name. It seems that a very popular unofficial/parody Modern Warfare 3 website is redirecting itself to the official Battlefield 3 site (UPDATE: it is currently “under siege” and not redirecting anymore).
Activision is assuming that this is in retaliation to issuing the unofficial site a take-down notice. They previously sent the notice because they claimed the site infringed on copyright laws, seemed to be making commercial use of the domain name (with ads) and also because they probably just didn’t want shit to be leaked or talked about (made fun of) by these lifeless megadweebs, months before the games release in November of this year.
Boring. . . Funny “retaliation”, although I’m sure Activision wouldn’t give a shit about the redirecting if the domain name wasn’t modernwarfare3.com and clearly popular because of it, but who isn’t tired of talking and hearing about these two games in the same sentence. . .
Read the original story on Gamespot, here. Or don’t.