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Now Amazon is pulling ahead of Nintendo in handheld gaming in the U.S.

05
Dec
2013

It’s no news that both iOS and Android portable devices have eclipsed Nintendo’s 3DS and DS platforms over the past couple of years. But it’s a bit of a surprise that now even Amazon’s Kindle devices are moving ahead of Nintendo’s systems when U.S. gamers are polled about their favorite portable gaming system. The new IDC-App Annie report on the gaming ecosystem represents another grim setback for Nintendo. There are now three different smartphone/tablet ecosystems that American consumers view more favorably as gaming platforms than Nintendo’s offerings. Interestingly, IDC polled American iPad gamers about what their other gaming platforms are, and it’s in this area that Amazon is doing damage to Nintendo. 18% of iPad gamers also play games on Kindle devices,

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