Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week.Which means, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky, that sales of the company’s new device have outpaced those of the Mac in the United States and are closing in on those of the iPhone 3GS.
“We believe Apple is now selling >200k iPads/week, greater than US Macs (est. 110k Macs/week) and just below US iPhone 3GS first quart (246k/week).”
i didnt believe ipads would affect gaming much because i find it too expensive, but if it keeps selling like this it will become a something nintento has to worry about and could drive sony out of the handheld market. Also note that since PC gaming is no as big as before, and the fact that out of those that bought an ipad "a study found that of the 44 percent who would not buy a notebook, 24 percent would not buy a MacBook, while the other 20 percent would not purchase a PC."i believe the ipad could steal the most PC gaming market and in the long run could affect consoles.
Just as a primer, it's probably worth mentioning that the iPhone's attach rate is greater than 60. Of course, most of that is almost assuredly free apps and things that cost .99, but still... 60. I mean, goodness. I'll be interested to see if the iPad can meet or best that.
Second, the last time we recieved word (2008), the PC gaming market was still growing, not shrinking. Of course, it's almost assuredly growing mostly on the back of MMOs and casual games, which apparently "don't count" for many people.
We recieved less absolute reports in 2009, like this one.