Following the news that Apple has extended its trademark protection to include "handheld gaming devices", PVG speculates on the features we can expect from an Apple gaming system, if they decide to release one.
If Apple made a stand-alone gaming device with touch and motion input for $200, I would definitely consider buying it.
$300, not so much.
I honestly don't think apple will ever get into the game industry, they already have a fine business with their ipods and computers. And if they make one, are they going to call it "Iplay"? Unless they see a spot between the psp and NDS so they could get market share, they won't risk that. But at the same time, another player might not be bad after all, it would force sony to improve the psp brand.
probably like a Nintendo Wii with scroll-wheel on the controllers.....
Apple's console might receive the backlash that the N-gage underwent when it debuted. while not as severe, i don't think it would survive one generation
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i dunno why theyd get into gaming.. macs have never been about gaming. infact theres only been like 10 games released on mac in the past 10 years
While that is true, I wonder if they consider the handheld/portable market to be different from the PC market. I mean, nobody would have expected them to release a mobile phone, so why not a handheld game system?
Think simple, casual games like Brain Taining and Bomberman, not hardcore franchises.
I would like another handheld gaming device, either from Apple or Microsoft, yet I really don't see either jumping in on the market. These descriptions fit Apple to the T, but the current state of the 'handheld wars' speaks for itself; Sony is doing a great job with the PSP, and the DS keeps Nintendo as the handheld leader, even now as third parties handle the good stuff.
I love handhelds; I want more of them, but I don't think we will see anything stand-alone and sophisticated enough to consider it as a third contestant.
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