The Daily Reaction crew discuss Apple's entry into the games market, and how Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are looking at them for inspiration.
Sad, but true.
of course numbers talk and Apple makes A LOT from app sales and that's including games. but to say that Apple is the KING of gaming industry is kinda wrong IMO! sure, they are king of profits but iOS only accounts for 25% of the overall smartphone markets while Android is the majority of the remaining 75%! looks like they are doing things right where they earn so much with smaller market share but that is due to Apple users are used to have to pay for stuffs and Apps while Android users prefer free Apps! I know I do. so, as far as gaming is concern, Apple may be earning more but do people really think of Apple when talking about gaming? nah...not so much and I think Apple don't care too much about it either! if they do, they would've established their Macs to properly play games but they didn't and even devs know that games are not going to sell THAT much on Macs which make the effort not even worth it!
No body buys Android apps in 90% of the world. iOS games outsell console games in volume and revenue. Apple makes the most money by an order of magnitude. iOS games have sharp image quality, 32-bit colour and run at native resolution. Consoles games are blurry, jagged, have poor image quality and shitty textures.
KurianOfBorg Shut up, your argument is absolutely terrible. I'm not gonna waste time saying as to why, but it's clearly obvious. You can't compare those crappy IOS games to games developed for consoles or even PC. This is coming from someone who's bought a couple of them also.
It doesn't matter how many games or how much money the company with a fruit logo is able to sell/make - they are still mobile device games and to me should not be compared with the console ones. @KurianOfBorg Try harder next time
Quality > Quantity
I wouldn't exactly call them silent, they get pretty loud every 6 months when a new iPad comes out.
And I wouldn't call them kings either. Not because apple doesn't even make games, but because 500M devices still doesn't mean people actually spend money on games there (especially since most of the stuff is free). In dollar terms (meaning how much money was actually spend on gameS), the entire mobile gaming market is a small blip on the radar - probably still less than 10% of the overall market. Hell, by the same logic one can call Nokia the king of games: They sold over one billion devices which had the game Snake on them (which is probably twice as many devices as Windows PCs with Solitaire/Minesweeper). But that's not a real market.
silent....but deadly. (poof) i disagree, sony are the kings of the gaming industry.
Oh yeah, I forgot that they're watching N4G. I love Sony too!
I agree, Tentons. Sony has it!
I disagree PS360 are.
I want to try that console out.
Sony "are"...? Sony is the plural of what?
Pretty sure Nintendo is... You would think the KING of gaming would have made more then $6 million in their Gaming Division in Q3 while their competition made $540+ million and $450 million in the same time frame....
If you're in it for the games not sales you'll know Sony is where it's at.
I see you on every thread spouting your BS man. Get a life. Who cares if you don't like Sony. What a hollow existence sticking up for a company that doesn't give a s@#t about you on the internet.
@ Whitefeather Sony makes money off of exclusives. With a $6 million Q3 profit...it doesn't look like "Sony is where it's at" regarding games since nobody seems to be buying them. @ gobluesamg Why you so mad? I am just simply pointing out a flaw in tentonsoftube logic. If we are talking "kings" of gaming, then it would be the company that is actually making a profit off of their gaming division since their profits show consumer purchases. If Sony is the KING of gaming, then why is it nobody is buying their exclusives? What is the sense of having a large library of games if nobody is buying them? It's just money wasted...which explains why Sony only made $6 million profit in their gaming division while companies like MS and Nintendo are making $550 million and $450 million in the same quarter respectively. You wanna talk "kings" of gaming... MS - $550 million profit Q3 Gaming division earnings Nintendo - $450 million profit Q3 Gaming division earnings Sony - $6 million profit Q3 Gaming division earnings Just looking at those numbers, it's pretty clear Sony is FAR from being kings of gaming. I am just using facts. Sorry they upset you. And for the Record, I do like Sony. I have a Phat 60gb launch PS3. It's a great system. I have a huge library of blu-ray movies. Just because I point out the "ugly" facts shouldn't upset you so much.
***"And for the Record, I do like Sony. I have a Phat 60gb launch PS3. It's a great system. I have a huge library of blu-ray movies."*** lol you think people believe that bull? ***" Just because I point out the "ugly" facts shouldn't upset you so much.'*** It's not that you point them out. It's that it's all you ever do when you comment on anything Sony related. Pretty much comes off as trolling or trying push an agenda or somethin'.
I get the argument, but I think there's pretty even competition in the gaming industry. It's fierce, but that keeps the industry moving forward.
Yeah, I don't think there is one clear "victor" in the games industry. There's always the need for competition.
Need does not guarantee outcome.
Silent these nutz!! They are like activision, every year some new shit come out from them..nd shit hella expensive too
And just like with Activision, people line up in droves to buy it...
Yeah Playstationlifestyle talk tons of nonsense.Apple neither makes games, concentrates on games or would survive with a console or get any one who owns a gaming system to switch to them. The people who play games on phones usually just play them as time wasters and are hardly true gamers.I would hardly call Apple King of gaming, silent or not. Being a big phone and tablet maker with games on it hardly qualifies you as a king of the games industry.Think about it. Who is going to buy it? The people who already have their game device of choice will ignore it and their Apple sheep only care about tablets and phones and won't buy a console. Between the Wii U, PS4 and next Xbox they have three times the competition who have been doing gaming for decades. I assume that most of you have never heard of barriers to entry right?
I've always said since 2008 that Apple should make a console. They'd do an amazing job at it and it would give opportunities for them to create more innovation. It wouldn't be your hardcore system, it would be a home system that would do so much.
The console would be locked into an ecosystem, that would limit multimedia capabilities. Lets not forget a premium price tag, and yearly variations released.
Who said it wouldn't sell even if it was that lol.
It probably would. But not to any gamer. Only a bunch of hipsters who don't know a single thing about technology and want the status symbol. But it won't work because you don't bring it out in public enough like most other successful Apple status symbols. Apple can suck one. They're no different then a dictatorship. To even snease at the App Store is $100 a year+Owning a Mac with the most recent OS+An iPhone. That's BS! Android and Linux are the Future. They'll eradicate Apple and Windows will be along for the ride...PS4 Runs linux. Steam Box runs Linux. Linux runs everything from servers to phones. Get ready. It's the real sleeper in the technology world...at least to the people who only know things by how often they see their logo in the store.
lets see how many educated developers in the gaming industry for the Ipad? NONE end of story.
Mobile games only keep me entertained for like 10 minutes and then i uninstall them.
That's because they are not a full experience like you get on Console/PC, they are good for a quick blast.. nothing that lasts a while.
If they ever release an official apple controller for the iPad or Apple TV they will dominate. But tablets will never take the place of consoles.