Apple Voted As Being The Biggest Influence On The Video Games Industry

A survey of 1,000 people working in the video games industry has revealed that Steve Jobs is seen as the most influential person, and the iPhone is the most influential product moniker. There’s no doubt that the iPhone has completely changed the gaming world, with more and more people choosing to pay a tiny amount of money, for a game that they can casually play anywhere. Check out the top fives below:

Top five people to have shaped video games
(First figures are percentage of overall vote; second are percentage of top five votes)

·         Steve Jobs                                                                                                                    26%    46%
·         Gabe Newell  (co-founder and managing director of Valve)                  16%    29%
·         Shigeru Miyamoto (developer of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda)             7%    12%
·         Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the world wide web)                                    4%     8%
·         Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook)                                                        3%     5%

Top five products to have shaped video games                                               

·         Apple’s iPhone                                                           17%    53%
·         Nintendo Wii console                                              7%    22%
·         Xbox Live                                                                     3%      9%
·         The original PlayStation console                        3%      9%
·         Steam (digital distribution)                                   2%      7%

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