Productivity software, shmoductivity software. iPhone users, like Cyndi Lauper's girls, just wanna have fun.
Mobile analytics site Mobclix recently released stats that show over 6,000 apps in the App Store — nearly a quarter of all iPhone/iPod Touch apps available — are games of some kind, and another quarter of that are free vs. pay apps.
As you can see from the graph above, puzzle games are the runaway leaders on the recreation front, with arcade and action entries nearly neck-and-neck for second place.
Interestingly, when this news was reported on the gaming site 1Up, it was met by a collective yawn by the hardcore hand-controller set: in the words of one commenter, "It doesn't matter how many of these games are nice to look at
if the control scheme is flawed. Touchscreen gaming
is slow, awkward, and repetitive with certain genres."
Another gamer put it even more succinctly: "That's over 6,000 games I won't be playing."