Kikizo opinion piece: "Some people say the writing’s on the wall for traditional game consoles. Colin O’Donnell argues it’s true – and it’ll all be down to Apple."
i doubt sony , microsoft, nintendo will go anywhere they are here to stay ?
Lol apple tv wont do sh*t to the big three. If apple seriously want to threat those companies it have to release it won dedicated video games consolr. Which wont happen in the near future.
if apple was to try and take on the console 3 they would have to do it the most unexpected way. For that i mean not only having the hardware/software to compete but use an edge they have currently. Portability. I can actually see them adding more advanced game features to the ipad 3 so that you can plug it into a tv and wirelessly link a controller to play. Then you can take the ipad with you and play games on the move. Obviously they would have to compensate for the loss of physical controller interactivity but this is just an idea. It would serve two purposes and be something the big 3 hadnt done yet. Although, sony did try it with the psp go but the unfortunate problem was they didnt opt for an upscaler chip in the go when its connected to a tv. Thus making the games look like psp games on tv instead of more smooth console-ish games. Then again, they could very well revise the vita to do all of that. I can see a new vita with video out and bluetooth to sync a ds3 to it and play the games on a big screen but the power of the chip in the vita ups the res to a native 720p at least. From a hardware development POV sony has the resources to do that.
people felt the same way about sega. Could you imagine if nintendo bowed out and just made games?
I'd actually prefer that instead of the WiiU... Get nintendo games on my Xbox 720 and PS4, or maybe even PC <3.
The only way consoles are going away is if majority of the developers leave. Someone been drinking too much of Apple's juice or some those iDrinks.
Even if most developers left, Nintendo and Sony have enough studios on their own to keep going. Microsoft would have to beef up their studios and lately they have been doing so.
Apple has wiped the floor in the handheld gaming space. This article looks at how they might do the same in the console space. Once in a while it might be worth you rascals actually reading the articles linked to on N4G instead of scanning headlines and commenting the first thing that comes into your head?
Apple is barely a spec in the mobile GAMING space. Vita and 3ds are selling more than there predecessors, because why? Because most people dont game on phones idiot.
Apple's dominance is mostly due to its brand name. They know how to advertise their products and they also know how to tailor products to their target audience. For example, I've met people that seem to think that only iPhone has 'apps' and all those other features that most smartphones also have. Anyways, the problem is, Apple's philosophy isn't something that rings with most 'core' gamers. Their target audience has never really been gamers. I don't even think Apple has ever wiped out any of its competitor in a field, rather, it appears Apple just creates their own little niche and fills it. Apple never took over handheld gaming, rather, they popularized a relatively new field (mobile gaming). I think AppleTV would do something similar. It won't take over console gaming, rather, it'll popularize some new type of gaming... I'd guess it'll exploit the idea of motion-controllers along with the cloud as the article mentions. Either ways, dedicated consoles won't go anywhere. They might get dwarfed by the newer casual crowd who'd consider oldschool console players as antisocial nerds... kind of like how PC gamers tend to get stereotyped nowadays... but that's about it.
First of all, Apple didn't wipe the floor on anything by itself. You're forgetting Android which accounts for half of all mobile phone market share and is rapidly growing making it the #1 smartphone platform. Don't believe me? Look it up. Secondly, it didn't destroy the Gameboy/PSP market. It created a whole new market for people who would normally not play games on handheld devices like the DS/PSP to begin with. However, in the future it could be a threat towards classic handheld gaming once kids start owning smartphones by the masses.
for casual gaming only maybe but not for quite a while still,for hardcore not so much ever.
The article neglects to address a very very big issue, which is the fact that most purchases of ios devices are heavily subsidised by phone carriers. This is the reason they are able to have the kind of market pentration they have. Not sure TV's fit into this model! Why not just provide a portable device/phone which seemlessly sincs with your tv and is powerful enough to run all this type of media? If a next gen i-phone/table came with a tv/monitor docking thingy OUT OF THE BOX and seemlessly sinced with you tv why would i want/need a itv like is described in the article? I'll take a portable that does both thanks!!!!
like a laptop?
After reading the headline I'm not even going to dignify this article or site by reading it.
I've been reading this tripe about Apple tv for soo many years now. I mean seriously APPLE TV to replace console gaming? Whoever wrote this article must be living in stupid land filled of stupid people all buying stupid apple products.
Oh this article is so stupid. Why have consoles when theres onlive? Why would I want to rent something when I can own it? I mean its as simple as that and his whole rambling on amounts to shit
The same old 'Apple are gonna take over the world' opinion? Ok, you are entitled but I strongly disagree, with every fibre of my being.
The day Apple takes over console gaming is the day I quit gaming. Can't stand anything Apple related. Especially when there are far cheaper and BETTER alternatives to every device they make. Besides, their devices are always underpowered and overpriced, you would have to be a fool to buy a gaming console from them (Apple TV). Oh and I bet leper641 is the one who wrote the article.... look how he defends it. Apple should concentrate on getting PC developers to make games for the Mac, before even trying to get into console gaming.
Why does everyone always think this thing will 'destroy' the next thing? Bluray is well accepted and DVDs exist along side them. People still buy MP3 players despite the fact that phones can so it too. Some people still want devices that are dedicated to a single thing. Why should over priced phones to play MP3s when I can buy a MP3 player for much less? And why should I buy a phone that cost twice and three times as much as a handheld just to play cheap flash game grade games. I am sorry but you are going to have to try harder then that to bring them down, especially companies like Sony and Nintendo. They never made a console in their lives. They would be treading uncharted waters. They would be eaten alive. @ FragMnTagM you said it. If you are tech savvy or have even a little knowledge of tech you would realize that Apple's devices are not even the best and the alternatives are usually much better and cheaper. Me and my friends were talking about that the other day. People run around blabbing on and on about Apple Ipad when their are other better tablets out their. If people ever stopped and thought about that fact, Apple would be doomed.
Apple and gaming lol Apple is garbage. Gaming is way too big for one greedy company to take over. Gamers r not as stupid as metro hyped kids that suck it to apple
Note to the author: Apple isn't Perfect. Not everything they release will break the competition.
Try playing games on a Mac first, will it work?.. barely.
Media perception is a funny thing.Apple are nowhere near physical market share that most believe.The reason for their huge financial value is that they are rip off merchants who strangle their suppliers. iPhones had shipped about 100 million,all models combined in their lifetime at around March 2011.The DS nearly doubled that in it's.The "unsuccessful" PSP managed about 75 million. Media perception and reality are moving further and further apart and people can't be bothered to look any deeper and just believe any crap they read.
An apple console? Um why would I want to play Angry Birds in HD on my tv, which isnt a touch screen tv? Plus at some point, Apple will want total control of my tv device. Which means they wont allow me to use my own tv to watch cable unless I subscripe to thier Apple Cable tv (speculative, but realistic prediction).
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