Opinions?: Xbox founder says he could kill “Xbox, Playstation, and Wii U” with Apple TV

Was forwarded an article by a long time reader about how one of the original Xbox founder stated that Apple TV gaming could just right out kill Xbox, Playstation, and Wii U.

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Gimmemorebubblez1859d ago

Stop talking b.s no one knows what the Ps4 or 720 have up their sleave.

LackTrue4K1859d ago

lol....with what?! Apple TV?! haha....
i have an iphone 5 and everything...but i have yet to buy anything off the istore.

TheGamerDood1858d ago (Edited 1858d ago )

I love how people think 250 million active users all with credit cards is something to laugh at.

What did Gabe say recently, the real threat to their Steam box isn't Sony or MS, but Apple. And MS is so uneasy about a possible Apple console that they're shifting focus from the core to the casual market starting next gen. That what got them through the last decade won't be what gets them through the next. lol

joab7771858d ago

I dont laught at apple at all. But, it wont be as easy as he thinks. First off, appl tv has been out while and it isnt very popular because of sevices like ps3 and 360. Second, with the ps4, 720, steam box in varying forms, the ouya and many, many mobile devices, it will be hard to even get started. And dont laugh at the impact google and samsung have had on apple. It wouldnt be smart for them to go this route. It isnt a huge money maker and would be quite risky.

This may be the end if traditional consoles anyway so when are they gonna get started? U need exclusives etc. Yes, apple is powerful, but also smart enough to know that it wouldnt be worth it. Unless they were gonna make an extension of the apple market for TV. But that wouldnt hurt consoles anymore than moblie games already do. The proof will be in Sony's success. They are committed to big games and ppl still wanna play those at home.

rainslacker1858d ago

I think apple could certainly make a dent in the market, I just wonder at their long term viability in this regard. Apple, IMO, isn't the greatest of software developers, and their glory days are long over with Windows and Linux far surpassing OSX in both usability and customization. People who say otherwise still think Windows runs like it did in 3.1, which just isn't the case anymore.

Apple however could make a push to be what they are now, and that's a media focused machine that also offers games, perhaps through an app store, which could be beneficial for the indie market.

However, Apple isn't know, and has never been known, to push powerful hardware, and the home console market does do that, at least respective to it's own market.

However, given the features of Smart TV's and integrated media devices, it makes much more sense for them to just offer a store front and app(similar to PS Mobile) and not worry about the massive amounts of R&D and marketing required for a console to even get to market.

They have a good thing going with their smart phones and tablets, but that success doesn't necessarily equate to success in the console or TV market, as is shown with Apple TV.

I think if Apple truly wanted to breach that market, which is small compared to their current worth, they would be showing signs of interest already. We probably won't see them enter the market this upcoming gen, but maybe next gen when the entire landscape may change into something they are more comfortable with.

AngelicIceDiamond1858d ago

Well think of it this way, Apple can sell a whopping 700$ I pad and that thing will fly off store shelves. Just think if they get into the console buissness?

Apple's brand recognition is absolutely ridiculous. MS is struggling against Apple, Windows 8 and Surface are both struggling right now MS is losing money from it.

Part of the reason is because MS Surface is INSANELY overpriced, we're talking 1000$ overpriced, its freakin ridiculous. So people instead buy an Ipad that does virtually the same things the surface does just at a cheaper price.

If Apple gets in the gaming buissness and releases the Apple I console. They'll do great imo.

Psn8001857d ago

Why have an iPhone then ? Apple iPads are good for what it says on the tin but gaming NO !
I have a ipad 4 but gaming no way the consoles beat it hands down but for browsing and listening to music , watching movies and reading excellent ,
For gaming it is not good enough the console is head and shoulders way better .

T3MPL3TON 1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

TheGamerDood:250 million active users all with credit cards is something to laugh at.

Looks like they fooled another one. Don't believe any stats a company puts out unless they are putting out the full data. If they don't show the full data then it's a lie. Sony said they had 100 million users. They forgot to talk about all those single use accounts.

I'll give Apple their due, they have lots of mindless drones who buy up their trash. Thing is. Apple doesn't make video games. When they start then video game companies can start worrying, but the truth is even if they did they wont exist on a competitive market. The Apple console will cost hundreds more than what ever Sony, MicroSoft or Nintendo have out.

MikeMyers1857d ago

Both Sony and Microsoft are apparently also trying to make things seem similar across various platforms. So if your in Sony's world that operating system may be familiar on a smartphone, Vita or PS4 and perhaps even the computer and tablets. Microsoft is doing the same with the Surface, Windows X and the upcoming Xbox.

That is one key area Apple has over Android, a universal operating system that is familiar with all of their customers. It's something Sony and Microsoft will also strive for. Valve and Steam are doing the same.

xursz1857d ago

Lmao everyone already forgot about the Pippin.

Mounce1857d ago

This Xbox founder guy speaks with confidence and arrogance...

He's allowed to, because he knows Apples market base are at majority, nothing but Sheep that will buy their overpriced products no matter what. They remind me of what Sony was like in 2005-2006 where they thought everyone would go "SHUTUP AND TAKE MY $599 US DOLLARS!" Only to find out that when customers hit the fine line? Their loyalty goes out the window due to the slap to the face that a company thinks they'll always 'Do' something, and expect exaggerated profits.

Apple needs to learn a lesson in god-complexity, or more or less this one guy for the time being.

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showtimefolks1858d ago

yeh and if its anything like a app store kind of a deal than we would jail break the device and use it for free

apple execs: i would love to see you get involved in gaming business, this isn't apple fanboys where you can release a minor updated device and still charge $599

and no we don't want the .99 cents game to replace our actual games like zelda,halo,uncharted,half life etc,

jmc88881858d ago

Don't forget that the guy that created, then rebuilt the company is dead, and the people that have control now are breaking the rules he set.

People may not remember but Apple II computers were the bomb, I was born into a house with one, and learned to use it myself at 4.

Less then a decade later Apple was near dead. Overpriced, underspec'ed, and living off it's name. Sound familiar?

Apple spends more time trading it's cash in the stock markets then creating new products worthy of purchase and competitively pricing it. They're entire stock price is based off charging a perma-premium and forever being the 'in product'.

This is where Gabe is wrong. He expects Apple to continue screwing over it's customers by putting out expensive crap and getting away with it.

Just like in the past people will get tired of it and put their money with companies that do provide value, and next time Apple has no Steve Jobs to go back to.

Status is fleeting. One minute you're hot, the next, yesterday news.

Gabe fears Apple's money, but that too could evaporate overnight with a stock market crash..and no, nothing has been fixed since the greatest depression mankind has ever experienced started five years ago (and we're still in the beginning stages).

While Gabe is no doubt a smart man, he too can be wrong, just like Steve Jobs was with the Macintosh.

Thatguy-3101857d ago

Is apple TV even relevant? Consoles aren't going no where until the manufacturers say so. Nothing can replace the same experience that console games provide.

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animegamingnerd1859d ago

i seriously doubt the apple tv will even make a dent on either of them

BanBrother1858d ago

He really doesn't like Xbox. From what I heard he was screwed over pretty bad by the now current CEO.

OT: Who knows. Casuals are pretty retarded and will eat that $hit up, so long as it has that cute little fu**ing apple symbol that they can show everyone.

RuleofOne343 1858d ago (Edited 1858d ago )

So 12 years later is when he starts to bitch or on the verge of new console . becoming obvious someone feels left out or has no life.

Either way he needs to STHU.

BanBrother1858d ago


Oh I agree, he just wants the attention. I was just teying to point out that this is another disgruntled former employee of MS lol. He mad, and he starts siding with Apple? Lol.

The sooner Apple dies, the better. The only thing their tablets are good at is high resolution photos and videos lol. But, they can charge what they want, as that little apple symbol makes male and female alike blush for some reason. Like a sexual stimulant. Who knows?

NastyLeftHook01859d ago (Edited 1859d ago )

so he is basically saying microsoft cannot kill the playstation with the xbox. he needs apple. lol

classic2001859d ago

Apple pippin already died from the original playstation, since then apple stayed away from console.

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