According to a new report from comScore detailing the top smartphone platforms for mobile gamers, Android takes the top sport with approximately 30% of the market among 65.1 million mobile subscribers for the three month period ending July 2011. This in comparison to the roughly 21% held by Apple’s iOS.
The 65.1 million smartphone users included in the research played at least one game in the past month, just under 68% of which were using smartphones to do so. This accounts for approximately 27.8% of the entire U.S. mobile market. Interestingly, while Android was able to top the chart for total number of gamers, gaming on Apple’s iPhone seems to be reaching a larger portion of it’s user base with 61.7% of all users in contrast to 57.4% of Android users.
It’s clear the gaming industry as a whole is making a push into the mobile space like never before, thanks mostly to iOS and now Android. We told you this morning that Gamestop is planning to release a gaming-centric Android tablet, on top of their plans to sell Apple’s lineup of iOS devices. Whether or not Android Market ecosystem can attract the type of high-profile devs that iOS has is yet to be seen.
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