Microsoft announced its first wave of titles in the launch portfolio of Xbox LIVE games on Windows Phone 7 and it has touted that WP7 will have something for every mobile gamer. Also it announced that its Windows Phone 7 games will be closely linked with Xbox LIVE, and said that gamers will be able to extend the experience of some of their favourite console franchises to the phone.Â PCWorld recently listed the announced titles and in what other platforms the same titles are already available.Here are the numbers,which might be pretty interesting.
As you can see iPhone has about 72% of the announced games. This clearly makes the point that Microsoft has approached popular iPhone Game developers for their platform.Its good to see that MS is keen to compete with Apple in every terms. It does also however show that even with the platfrom having 200,000 applications the tiny Windows Phone 7 market will still launch with exclusive titles not found on that platform.
Another interesting fact comes from Android numbers which has just about 20% of the game titles. I think this will change after Sony release their Android phone with PSN service which is less popular than Xbox Live in console world.
The future of Palm Pre lies in the hands of HP which recently acquired it. And Atlast Blackberry,what to say? RIM has to reset their platform as MS did for their Windows Mobile. Their OS based on Java is out-dated and its difficult to develop Apps for it when compared to WP7, Android, etc.
One has to note that the list doesn’t contain Smartphone leader Nokia. Nokia tried and failed in Gaming space which was known as N-Gage.