The iPod Touch version 3 launched Apple is a new iPod Touch. Even if no physical alteration is visible. It likes the passage of the iPhone 3G to the iPhone 3GS.
Indeed, the internal components have changed. And especially the new generation iPod Touch was announced as twice faster than previous Apple. This is confirmed by a test published by AppleInsider.com site.
We recover the consistency range Apple between the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G. Both including more powerful to run 3D games (using Open GL ES 2.0), allowing application developers to have comparable models.
It is clear that the 3/4 games are very well visually, technically. But often the gameplay is very weak.... During a game console on laptop nothing beats real hardware buttons.
The touchscreen works well on games designed for touch instead of adapting games that are made to be played at the pad (sandstorm, gangsta, assassin's creed and etc...)
In addition, since the release of this model, the iPod Touch 3G is more clearly presented by Apple as an alternative to portable game consoles from Sony and Nintendo.