Spending on games in the App Store and Google Play surpassed spending on handheld gaming devices in the fourth quarter, according to App Annie and IDC. "Nintendo has stubbornly held out from bringing its franchises to smartphone platforms. Doing so has been costly, though, as gamers now spend roughly as much on Apple's iOS as they do on Nintendo's handhelds," Josh Ong writes. In an attempt to avoid that fate, Sony is readying a PlayStation app for iOS and Android devices for use as second-screen devices during PlayStation 4 play, Ong writes.
Report: iOS, Android games bring in more money than handhelds