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Premium games section headed to App Store?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2009 14:59 User comments (2)

Premium games section headed to App Store? According to PG.biz, Apple is set to add a "premium games section" to the App Store which will offer games for the iPhone and the iPod Touch for about $19.99 USD.
The section will be open to a restricted number of large publishers such as Electronics Arts, and would set the iPhone apart in the smartphone market as a "serious gaming" handheld.

Most games in the App Store currently come from low budget publishers or casual coders, and many sell for 99 cents to $9.99 USD. Apple recently noted that the store had hit a half billion downloads and was home to 15,000 applications.

Apple has not confirmed the report, and neither has any large publisher, but PocketGamer believes Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) would be a likely launch date.

We will keep you updated.

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2 user comments

11.2.2009 15:30
miata
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Good ole Apple. Never miss a chance to MILK the people who support them! Don't think too many people will be laying out $19.95 for games to play on their Itouch or Iphone. I certainly won't.

22.2.2009 13:52

Exactly. There's no point in this. Apple wants more than their fair share of revenue, and people will buy into this scheme because its Apple, and that's what's popular. But you won't see me eating of their share at all, especially when you see your monthly bill from all those premium games!

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