iPhone May Take Cell-Phone Gaming Mainstream

iPhone May Take Cell-Phone Gaming Mainstream

TIME reported Monday that the iPhone may provide the burgeoning cell-phone gaming market with just the boost it needs to establish itself as a portable gaming mainstay.

Currently, millions of Americans play games on the portable Nintendo DS and Sony PSP every day — but, the story noted, fewer than 10% of cell-phone users in the U.S. do the same on their mobile phones, according to Nielsen Mobile.

Armed with a spate of newly improved downloadable games and ample hardware capabilities for running games, the iPhone seems poised to lure gamers away from other portable gaming devices, TIME reported.