Jobs: 1/3 of iPhone App Store launch apps are games


Little known fact: There's a new iPhone about to launch tomorrow. We know, you can't be expected to keep up with every little cell phone revision, but that's what Engadget is for and, after this morning's launch of the iTunes App Store and iPhone software 2.0, they're all over it. So while you still have to wait until tomorrow for the iPhone 3G, you can get the same software on your totally obsolete iPhone today. And a major part of that upgrade: games! Here's where you get interested ...

Steve Jobs, ruler of all things Apple, hath decreed to the New York Times that, of the first 500 applications to launch on the App Store, "a third ... will be games." As you can see from our undersized graphic above, most of these games range from $4.99 to $9.99 – in fact, according to Jobs, 90% of this first wave of apps will be $9.99 or less, and 25% will be totally free (nothing free in the top 57 games) . We'll be checking out plenty of these games and we'll get you a report soon. Until then, any iPhone owners make the 2.0 bump and load these up yet?

[Via Engadget]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.