– Games developed for Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch accounted for 19% of all
revenue from games developed for mobile devices in 2009, up from 5% in 2008,
according to a report from mobile analytics firm Flurry.
Flurry said that
iPhone games took market share largely from Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PSP, although market share
for Nintendo’s DS was affected as well.
The Sony PSP’s share of U.S.
portable game revenue fell from 20% in 2008 to 11% in 2009, while the Nintendo
DS’ market share slid from 75% in 2008 to 70% last year.
Games for the iPhone
also accounted for roughly 5% of the total U.S. game software market in 2009,
compared with games for portable (24%) and console (71%) platforms.