Gamers will not be the majority of users

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jimbo1mcm, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Early polls suggested that gamers would be the most frequent users of the Ipad. I believe that business users and ordinary non-gamers will adopt and use the Ipad in far greater numbers than the marketing surveys would show. As I was sitting in a hotel chair, with my laptop boring into my legs, I was thinking that the things I was doing could have been done by the Ipad with absolutely no problem. There will be apps that allow instant communication with your home or work computers to retrieve whatever you need. When he said that it would be a "revolutionary" product, he wasn't kidding.
  2. yankintx macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2010
    As I sit here right now with my laptop on my lap, i am perfectly comfortable. In fact, this thing called a keyboard is pretty neat!

    Yes I ordered an Ipad for my son, and I do like the device, but in my opinion, it's purely a surfing tool and email checker, and not much more than that.
    As far as gamers go, any real gamer isn't gonna use an ipad because it won't run their games as well as a PC or gaming console.
  3. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    I think the misconception here is that the intended market is 'real gamers' in the first place. The intended market is the millions of people who will pay three bucks a pop to buy Bejewelled.

    (I'm a 'real gamer' and I work in the video game industry, in a submarket catering to 'real gamers', and even I can see what's happening here. At this point I know way more people who play 'Farmville' than I do people who still go out of their way to build monster gaming rigs.)
  4. Akash.B macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    I'm not buying this for gaming needs either (I'm a teenager). I'm going for the iWork suite (Specifically Keynote) and iBooks. Who knows maybe Microsoft will release Office on it (Highly doubt it). It's a powerhouse indeed!
  5. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Yes, casual games is where the real market is, not the stereotyped "gamers". Games will be a huge part of the iPad.
  6. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    YEah I am not sure people understand where the real gamer market is these days. Grandmas to pre-schoolers. Online games, flash games, facebook games, iphone/touch games.

    Things like plants vs zombies etc etc.

    Lots of penetration there.

    Also very useful as a web browsing/mail checking device and a media display device.

    I would much rather use an iPad to sit around and surf the web and look something up quickly than any laptop or netbook.
  7. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2004
    Hollywood, CA
    I don't think it's expected that gamers would be the majority of users. The dominant portable gaming device is the Nintendo DS. They've sold over 30 million of them.

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