Submitted by TrevorPhillips 1692d ago | article

Here's Why Gaming Could Be Apple's Winning Ticket Into The Living Room

Sfgate writes:

If Apple is going to make another run at the living room -- its first attempt, the Apple TV, is a dud -- then its best strategy may be with a gaming-focused console. (Industry, Tech)

TrevorPhillips  +   1693d ago
We already have Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. We don't want Apple into the gaming industry do we...
Darkstorn  +   1693d ago
The thumbnail for the article looks like Saddam Hussein...
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TrevorPhillips  +   1693d ago
its Super Mario Hussein :P
lodossrage  +   1693d ago
They tried once already
with the pippen
TrevorPhillips  +   1693d ago
Let me guess, it failed right
qface64  +   1693d ago
no it didn't fail one bit saying it failed is putting it nicely

it TANKED, BOMBED, FLOPPED and the list goes on
WildArmed  +   1692d ago
It was soo bad that they stopped producing at 100k..
and it only sold around 40k -.-
Not only that.. it was priced @ 600$..
now they are selling Ipads for one grand a pop -.-

Here's the controller LOL

Now you know the reason why sony changed the look of the controllers (PS3).
There were one coincidence too many!

Good move Sony.. good move!
Back to God of war 3! :D hades, here i come!

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agingerbreadbum  +   1692d ago
way back when
that was before they were well known... now if they release it and advertize they way they do their other products, they'll make a killing
PotNoodle  +   1692d ago
Apple didn't try. They were contracted to make the hardware for Namco Bandai, it wasn't really an Apple console, just made by them.
gietzy  +   1692d ago
I don't think Apple can successfully enter the home console Market. To be successful you have to be relatively cheap which would damage Apples brand which is based on an expensive high end image which could be damaged by bringing out a powerful console for less than the iPad or iPhone.
Silver360  +   1692d ago
Good point
At this stage in the console cycle developers are getting to know the big three's machines fairly well. A new machine would raise the price of development again. Also the developers that make games for the i(whatever) are making portable casual games. Do they have what it takes to get the hardcore early adopter to by a gaming console? Where is that killer game and would they be able to compete with Sony or MS without building a $600 machine. IT cost MS 5billion to push its way into this market. IS Apple willing to take a hit on that level?
forcefullpower  +   1692d ago
Stop Please
There are 3 consoles already on the market at the moment. There is no way in hell that an Apple console will do well. So why do we still keep seeing these stupid articles on apple should release a console.

I asked same question to friends both casual and hardcore on both apple releasing a new console You know what there answer was. We already have a Wii for the casual s. The hardcore guys just laughed. Yes i only know guys that play games. I have yet to meet the mythical fit hardcore girl. :(
Pedobear Rocks  +   1692d ago
Oh yes please...
another arrogant company in the gaming space lead by a douche. They'd have to have Kottick and Jobs fight to the death for the title of biggest anal cysts.

Letros  +   1692d ago
I can see it now,

Gamer: My iConsole keeps overheating and shutting down.
Jobs: You're playing it wrong.
dredgewalker  +   1692d ago

Gamer: My iConsole keeps overheating and shutting down.
Jobs: You need an iConsole iCooler! Don't forget to buy an iRefreshment and iSnacks to go along with your gaming lifestyle!
dredgewalker  +   1692d ago
Please release a new console Apple please, cause I would love to see it crash and burn in the market!
ebgeer  +   1692d ago
iGameConsole would fail.
1. Apple is a super expensive over rated electronics company
2. Their products are priced to high for your average kid(a majority of gamers)
3. Controllers need buttons. No matter how many times people not that its "cool" to have touch screen buttons...they still suck
4. All they are good at is making flat..useless/useful? electronic devices with lots of apps...and currently bad reception.
5. The response to customers is terrible
6. No body would buy it...well except apple fanboys...which have the ipod(Gen A-Z), ipod touch(Gen A-Z), ipod nano(Gen A-Z), iphone(Gen A-Z), etc. They make a majority of their cash off these Fanboys that won't have any other electronic...other than apple.
7. There would be more apps on the console than games.
8. It would look like something out of an old sci-fi B movie.

PS they should have stopped with the iPod. Can't wait till they come out with the iActivityRug

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