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Apple killing Xbox 720, PS4 is laughable

(Product Reviews) As always there are some crazy predictions when it comes to the release of a certain device killing another, but Apple killing the Xbox 720 and PS4 with their TV device is laughable.

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Chapster1254d ago

When I first read the title I thought the PS4 was laughable

Mr_cheese1253d ago

The title is a lil misleading.

Rip-Ridah1253d ago

The comma should be changed to "or."

subtenko1253d ago

A nervous laugh yes. Prepare yourselves for Sony! Mwahahahaha!

YipMan1253d ago (Edited 1253d ago )

The title should read, "Apple killing the Xbox 720 and PS4, is laughable."

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Gamerita1253d ago

this story is laughable.

ArmGunar1253d ago

Home consoles are the best, AAA blockbusters and indie games will be always on real consoles !

MightyMatt1011253d ago

It's laughable because there has yet to be a hardcore experience on an iPhone/iPad that holds anything against what Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo offer real gamers. Touch controls are terrible! Unless its for mindless games aimed at a 3 year old child or the child's mom to get their super casual waiting in line at the grocery store gaming fix.

MikeMyers1253d ago

There are some fun games on those platforms so lets not get ahead of ourselves. In fact many of those games like Jetpack Joyride are available on the PS3 and Vita and sell quite well on those platforms as well.

http://www.playstationlifes...

Just because they are not hardcore experiences doesn't mean hardcore gamers can't enjoy them. There is a shift to have platforms now that cater to all types of gamers and hardcore gamers need to respect that.

No, Apple will not kill the 720 and PS4 because Apple are not serious about gaming. They don't actually invest in any of their own games, they just provide platforms to play them on. They aren't going to go head on against titles like Halo or God of War. Apple is however making boatloads of money off of those games because they take a 30% cut from all sales.

MightyMatt1011253d ago

Fair enough! Don't get me wrong I enjoy my temple runs, and like you mentioned jetpack joyride. In reference to the article and my own personal opinion it's laughable and not even comparable. I understand and respect the fact that there is a large number of people that enjoy these handheld experiences with touch etc... I own a vita and love it (so stoked for killzone mercenary) that's the on the go experience I'm looking for. Summed up its not my cup of tea and I don't think they could ever legitimately compete with the big 3 not to say that there isn't fun to be had with those iPhone games.

MikeMyers1253d ago

My views are probably different from yours and many others as well. I don't buy handhelds for serious gaming experiences, be it the 3DS or the Vita. I don't see a game like Uncharted: The Abyss something that is of $40 value when Uncharted on the PS3 for $60 to me adds so much more immersion and value to it. I know I will get many disagrees but that is just my own opinion. I see handhelds as a portable device to take on the road and to occupy my time in small segments. I use my consoles (and PC) for serious gaming and if they also cater to smaller sized games so be it. Journey was excellent and to me the cost was perfectly aligned with that.

We are slowly seeing different price strategies on consoles and I think it's about time. Steam has been doing this for years and are very successful at it. Console owners are used to big AAA games like God of War and Forza but that is slowly changing and for the better. We see big publishers like Epic mixing things up now with Shadow Complex. So as we can see the consoles need and have adapted so that they cater to more gamers out there than the typical hardcore gamer.

JBSleek1253d ago

I'm not one to laugh at Apple because every time I do they change an industry: phones, tablets, and possibly watches now.

I'm not saying they will "kill" them but Apple isn't really to be laughed out.

Deku-Johnny1253d ago

You mean someone else changes an industry and Apple takes all the credit?

BanBrother1253d ago

Haha deku, spot on.

Apple have always arrived late, and just stamped that $hitty little Apple symbol on everything, which makes the idiots world wide get warm and tingly in the pants. They deserve no credit except for making gadgets a fashion accessory for those with small minds.

In saying that, I still think that the iPod is the best MP3 player when it comes to general usability. Although, the couple I had a few years back broke, as Apple is crap.

If they even dare to try their money grubbing hands in the console business, Sony, MS and Nintendo will F*** them up so bad they'll wish they never decided to try and capitalize on other people's success.....again.

JBSleek1253d ago

iPhone made touchscreens and app stores not only viable but a staple. There is n denying this fact. People laughed in 2007 when it came out and look now most phones have followed. Give Apple where credit is due.

Tablets weren't widespread till Apple came and made it affordable, lightweight and supported.

Did Apple make these things? No; but they sure as hell were the main innovators in this space. No question about it.

To deny it is blatant blindness and stupid bias of Apple.

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