Elasticated pockets on the rise

Everything is bigger in the US, so it’s only fair that the super sized iPad was released there first. Sales figures are now in – 300,000 units were sold during its weekend launch, which is way short of the 700,000 predicted by analysts, but still an impressive amount.

Apple has revealed that on launch day 1 million apps were downloaded, along with 250,000 e-books. That’s nearly three apps per iPad owner.

Notable launch games for the system included Need for Speed Shift, Metal Gear Solid Touch, Mirror’s Edge, Command & Conquer Red Alert, Plants vs. Zombies HD, Sam & Max Episode 1, Tetris and Worms.

Every new format has to have Tetris and Worms released on it. It’s the law.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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