updated 02:50 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008
Sega on iPhone hardware
The hardware in the iPhone is about as powerful as the now-defunct Dreamcast console, according to Sega of America president Simon Jeffrey. The comparison comes from an interview at this week's E3 gaming expo, and refers to Sega's last official hardware, released in 1998. While outdated in terms of living room consoles, most other phones are relegated to performance closer to Sony's original PlayStation, or even earlier machines like the Super Nintendo.
Jeffrey adds that Sega is extremely happy with Super Monkey Ball, and that "quite a few" more iPhone games are in development. The executive could not however confirm any titles, including whether one of the company's signature Sonic games is being made. Games are expected to take advantage of Sega's past catalog of classics.