Apple goes for games with iPod and iPhone

It is so very, very nice to be proven right. I have said repeatedly on here that iPods have huge potential as gaming machines and that one day that potential will be realised.

Well today is the day! Steve Jobs has written a blog entry where he says: “Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.”

This is massive news, one of the biggest stories to hit gaming in ages. These Apple machines are superb portable devices with a great gesture interface. They sell in enormous quantities worldwide. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft must now review their strategies. Exciting times lay ahead.

Are you as excited as me by this news? What do you think will happen now?