Former PlayStation executive VP shares some thoughts on Apple's future in the games industry.
If Nintendo can't downright own the industry, Apple can't. They're the inventors of handheld gaming for Christ's sake! Just try not to get to caught up in your dram there Phil.
Now now, your avatar is such a rip off of mine, your problem lad? And for apple to own the gaming industry have first to buy sony, nintendo, microsoft and steam off, after that, u win apple, but, doubt shit happening anytime NEVER.
haha, I think I saw you around a few days ago. I've had it for a better part of 400 days now.
Actually the first handheld was the Milton Bradley Microvision.
Yeah Nintendo wasn't the first, but they sure as heck popularized handhelds like no other company.
Hmm a company that considers themselves to make gaming hardware....yet doesnt show up to E3?? No NO they will have their same Angry birds/ 1.00 game market. When apple can sell 40-60 dollar games on their hardware , ill be more convinced.
THERE HE IS!! Didnt read the article but all I gotta say is WTF PHIL!? Get back over to Sony you moron, we all hate you for leaving Playstation home and we miss your famous sentences always ending "in 1080p" (with a British accent) Dagonit Phil...shame on you! >:(
great so i have to allow my location in the future to play games now just great.
most of us won't be able to afford their handheld systems since they will be 599 and their home console will be 999 basic and 1199 for top tier model MS and Sony are good enough for me so keep apple out of it
What do you mean "if Apple gets into gaming?" They're already in it.
agreed but you forgot to add they would come out with a new system every 6 months!
@meganick By that logic any smartphone provider is into gaming too.
god, i hope not. cause it they do, thats the day i will quit gaming. Apple has no idea what people want from games, aside from the crap shovelware..
You will need an apple console that only works with an apple tv, that only will stand on an apple table, plugged into an apple outlet & will only be comfortable on an apple sofa.. Every game will have the word i infront of it & nothing will support flash..
And it will use that $20 proprietary usb cable for everything
@rig i like your words because they carry all sorts of truth and theyre funny
@ilikestuff Brilliant. :)
@RIG i never really tho of it that way i would never buy ipod cuz i have to go by itunes to put music on it iphone ipad coast to much i want a imac lol but god damn they coast so much not one for under a g
2bh i think its been looked at the wrong way, i don't think people buy apple products because of gaming,but then people game on them because they can who in the right mind would buy an ipad over vita for gaming the ones in the best position to dominate is sony if they make there own OS and tablets incorporate psn into that and there phones that use there own os maybe even a pc os i know they won't but sony are in the best position in my eyes
Expect new console upgrades at least one per year
Bubble up for funny & true.
iGame 6 will release six years to the day of the original iGame........ Apple please keep doing what you are now. And it will release for only 699 US Dollars!
that is for the 16gb model. 32gb will be 799
Exactly. I can't wait to be buying a new console every year.Sorry Apple. The day you own the games industry is the day I stop gaming. I guess I could collect stamps instead.
Hope that day never comes. I love my hardcore games.
Nah, I highly doubt that. I doubt Apple could take down the three major gaming companies by itself.
LOL, and Bill Gates will become the next President LMFAO :)
Nope. They won't OWN the industry in the future. MS, Sony, and Nintendo got first party IPs and as long as Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Uncharted, Halo, God of War, ect stay on their respective consoles I don't ever see apple owning anything other than a bunch of sh*tty Iphone games and overpriced tablets
Ummm, no. Take your overpriced hipster garbage hardware elsewhere.
Apple owning gaming future = me not having anything to do with it. Come on look at their strategy. A new Ipod/Ipad/Iphone every year, what makes people think they won't do the same for consoles? Don't like the idea. Sony, MS, Nintendo, idk which of the three as long as it's not Apple.
And can you say Market Crash?
The day that happens prices on everything will sky rocket. 150$ games $1800 consoles then (.5 )versions of that console every few months. I hope he is completely wrong. Apple should just stick with what they are doing atm
I can see now why Sony let him go
[email protected] that statement As of right now, apple doesn't own any market, except maybe the MP3 player market. Windows is still far more popular and Android is the most widely used cell phone OS in the world. They are quite successful though. I highly doubt that that quote is verbatim anyway. Upon further investigation, it of course isn't: "At this trajectory, if you extrapolate the market-share gains that they are making, forward for ten years - if they carry on unrestrained in their growth, then there's a pretty good chance that Apple will be the games industry," Harrison told Edge in a new interview." With their crazy DRM and lack of open source, let us pray that they don't.
apple will NEVER own the game industry if sony couldn't do it how the hell will they. apple is loosing to android by the way so the iphone will soon die off
no. angry birds is not a video game, its an app. the hardcore market the one that spends the most, will stay away from apps.
wow people here hate apple, how surprising.
@spektical (N4G didn't count this as a "Reply" I guess.) True that. +well said bubbles I've still yet to see the appeal in apps. Aside from using one for five minutes while waiting on something, I see absolutely no use for them.
what does he know? he left sony to join Atari. He's obviously not to bright.
Just like you were going to turn Atari around...? I'm sorry but Phil Harrison is lost in the casual bullshit.
This will never happen games are too big on the pc and too small on Macs plus I can't see Apple pushing Sony MS and Nintendo out the console race they are too big and established to be pushed out. Apple would need a brut force attack like MS did to get into the market and I don't think they will get a big enough backing as MS were already in there with windows games. Plus Apple would sell there consoles wat over priced and too locked down to work.
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