Apple has introduced two new iPod games, Sonic The Hedgehog and Peggle.

The company has also released updated versions of existing titles: The Sims Bowling, The Sims Pool, and Pac-Man. These have been updated so they are compatible with new model iPod classics and the third-generation iPod nano.

Sega of America president Simon Jeffery said: "Sonic The Hedgehog is one of the most beloved video game characters of all time. And with the installed base that iPod enjoys Sonic now becomes available to a whole new group of casual and hardcore gamers just in the time for the holidays."

All five games are available now from the iTunes Store where they cost £3.99 each.