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Why Apple Will Enter, and Dominate, The Console Market

MMGN writes: Apple will eventually create a product that implements iTunes, Apple TV, App Store, and/or probably a Game Store that will act as a home entertainment unit.

There's no way they won't do that. They all share common traits, all function essentially identically, and all have major support (from distributors, game publisher, movie studios, music studios) major backing (support from probably an infinite about of component manufacturers) and major market presence.

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triverse1764d ago

Good article, other than the one sentence paragraphs, that did bring up a few points affirming Apple could be in a position to do just what you think they will. I was sad to see that article didn't mention the first foray into consoles by Apple, the Pippin, which failed horribly (course, it was YEARS before iTunes and any other 'i' monikers entered the marketplace).

DA_SHREDDER1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

right, its gonna be a tab that has wifi hotspot access, and you can play Onlive on it. Oh wait, it already does all those things. Apple is the ninja of the gaming industry. Too bad they haven't invested in any AAA first party studios.

bakasora1763d ago

If Apple can bring quality gaming experience like Uncharted, God of War, MGS and etc then bring it. Let me see it.

Lekumkee1764d ago

I think even I have lost the actual definition as to what a console is.

Apple will eventually create a product that implements iTunes, Apple TV, App Store, and/or probably a Game Store that will act as a home entertainment unit.

There's no way they won't do that. They all share common traits, all function essentially identically, and all have major support (from distributors, game publisher, movie studios, music studios) major backing (support from probably an infinite about of component manufacturers) and major market presence.

Restricting the games available on Mac Platforms exclusively to the computer, iPhone, iPod and iPad is fantastic, but it's leaving one thing out: the home living room, and it's really the only place that has one dedicated service for it (Apple TV).

I really don't know when -- it could be now, it could be in 6 months, or maybe 6 years -- but Apple will eventually go down that track. It would be completely un Apple-like if they did pass up the opportunity.

Why wouldn't they enter that market? Because console gamers believe they don't have a place? Why? There are obviously a lot of average games on the App Store.

How did Nintendo start out? Was the NES its very first venture? Of course not.

Apple will eventually enter the console - or home entertainment living area whatever - market, and it will automatically have the market preference, because more people now know how to use iOS platforms, than do Xbox Live or PSN. Or any online service any industry bodies have.

That is why industry folk are saying they'll dominate.

Forget about what Nintendo did with the Wii. Apple is positioning itself to be in an un losable position. That's why it's as big as it is, and that's why it's as successful as it is.

It doesn't look at a market and say, "Holy crap! That's a big market! Let's get a product out there in 6 months!"

That's what happened in the 80s with the video crash, as so many companies were doing that and there was confusion in the market, including Apple.

They've acknowledged the growth of the video game industry, and they are slowly trying to change it and reinvent it.

Now, all they need is that one platform that implements everything into a living room experience. That includes big games, as on 360 and PS3 (for example).

They already have major publisher support. And most major franchises appear on iPad, which is arguably the number one Apple device for gaming.

It will happen eventually, as all signs point to continued growth and focus on the video game industry. When Apple does finally decide to enter the fold, it's going to be an interesting competitive landscape, that's for sure.

Gaetano1764d ago

Wanker.. Cool story bro!

KMCROC1764d ago

Maybe if the world is lucky enough the brains behind Apple will have passed on & Apple will fall back into disarray prior to his return after a ten year absence.

badz1491764d ago

entering the console market with what low spec but overprice iconsole or something?

sikbeta1764d ago

That's the way Apple do their sh#t, white overpriced POS with and advertising campaign telling you how awesome the Apple guys believe their I-POS are...

sikbeta1764d ago

Prepare yourselves to pay $3000 for one of those and $100 per game, but hey, it haz the appz...

iamtehpwn1764d ago

iOS is apple's gaming platform. Period.

pixelsword1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Yeah; Just like they entered, and dominated, the computer market, eh?

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kookie1764d ago

900$ dollars for a console

femshep1764d ago

only for the next one to be released a month later with no new additions

Rainstorm811764d ago

It will be slimmer.....at the same price

omi25p1764d ago

It will have a front facing camera

Ravenor1764d ago

But will Steve Jobs say it's magical?

fluffydelusions1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Updated yearly with proprietary USB connectors iConsole 3gs

BubbleSniper1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

I'd like to see a cooperative merger between Sony and Nintendo if Apple enters games industry.

it would nuke Apple's hype in an instant.

ok, i am now exiting fantasy island.

Merivigian1764d ago

No no, you're on fine grounds. I mean, we are talking about Apple entering the gaming industry already, aren't we?

jadnice1764d ago

Plus they will introduce a new model every yr... so by version 5 you will have a complete console.

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EYEamNUMBER11764d ago

i see apple entering the console market one day but what games will they have?

if apple entered the console market just to sell multiplats like they do now then they wouldn't dominate squat

Merivigian1764d ago

They need to stay where they are with their little ipod games. I can barely keep sane seeing people play/talk about Angry Birds when I'm out. If Apple enters console gaming, I can't see them bringing anything to the table that the other people can't already do better.

thebudgetgamer1764d ago

pretty much the same thing that was said about sony.

THC CELL1764d ago

For the last time Steve Jobs hates gaming or he would of done it years ago

Takoulya1764d ago

Didn't the guy make games for Atari?

triverse1764d ago

Steve Jobs was a board tester or something for Atari ( http://www.retrogaminground... They have a great interview with Al Alcorn and they spend about 10 minutes discussing Steve Jobs and his "career" early at Atari).

Takoulya1764d ago

Ah, my bad, thanks for clearing that up.

thebudgetgamer1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

i would'nt mind but first they would have to invest in some developers.

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