I suspect iOS is the going to be the mobile gaming platform of choice for quite some time to come. Right now it is the right game platform for "the indie age" of gaming and it's in lots of gamers' pockets already. Sometime in the last few years my DS started gathering dust and my iPhone started getting easily 80% of my game playing attention.
Being an iOS developer may make me a bit biased in that regard and for me personally, the iPhone surprisingly hit a grand-slam in my pocket because it alone displaced so much "stuff" I had to carry around. Here is the history of my pockets:
- Present day- iPhone
- 4 Years ago- Treo/ DS/ Edge magazine / iPod
- 8 Years ago- Cell-phone / PDA/ GBA/ Edge / iPod
- 12 Years ago- Day-planner/ newspaper/ notebook/ pager/ phone-card/ GB-Color/ Next Generation magazine / mp3 player
If you don't know what a phone card is and never heard of NextGen magazine...you are probably in your twenties, bless you.