A quick glance at Apple's list of the top App Store downloads of 2008 reveals a staggering trend: video games dominate.
According to Apple's internal figures, Texas Hold 'Em takes the second spot in the list of the most popular paid apps in the store and other titles like Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart 3D and Super Monkey Ball are also present in the top 10 list.
On top of that, Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch have proven extremely successful and given that success, it's not unreasonable to believe that both devices' sales will easily outstrip the current handheld gaming leader, the Nintendo DS.
Taking all that into account, it's incumbent upon us to consider the possibility of Apple (yes, Apple), controlling the handheld gaming market and stealing it away from the company that has dominated it since its inception: Nintendo.
And although it may be difficult for some Nintendo apologists to believe that the DS could fall victim to the iPhone, it is within the realm of possibility.
Well, that is, if you believe the iPhone and iPod Touch are "real" handheld gaming devices.… Read more