3 Reasons an Apple Game Console Might Happen Sooner Than You Think

VGW: Apple has just hired Robin Burrowes, a man who spent the last seven years leading the marketing efforts of Xbox Live. Right now, Burrowes’ official role with Apple is heading up the marketing of the iOS App Store in Europe, but there is reason to believe the company may have its sights set on entering the game console race. And when they do, here is why they'll succeed.

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fluffydelusions2119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

I hate to even think about Apple getting into the console market...
- Console - $1000
- Apple specific headset - $100
- Controller - $100 each plus it would probably connect via that shitty iOS proprietary USB connector

killyourfm2119d ago

...and 100 million people will still buy it.#Sheep

Controversy2118d ago

I have zero interest in an Apple Console.

HammockGames2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

@ killyourfm

I believe the term you're looking for is "Sheople"

My main problem with Apple: too little bang for too many bucks
(and you can bet they'd apply that same formula to a console)

Ron_Danger2118d ago

Hipsters gotta game on something I guess... :-P

gigreen2118d ago

Can I borrow your time machine?

Newsflash: the Apple target audience aren't people who would spend $1000 on a gaming console.

HardCover2118d ago

Their target audience is whoever they want it to be. It's Apple's marketing we're talking about here, after all....

kevnb2118d ago

it would probably be around 400-500, but actually be built to last more than a year.

Liquid_Ocelot2118d ago

I'd hate to see a console or whatever stupid thing they try to make it look/sound like.. you know, since they're *always* reinventing the world with their innovative creations -_-

Maybe that'd get us PS3 fanboys and Xbox 360 fanboys and Wii fanboys(the worst of them all!! lol) together and we'd beat the shit out of Apple fanboys once and for all >:D

Please excuse my English.

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Pikajew2119d ago (Edited 2119d ago )

Apple has to remember the console crowd is different than the iPad crowd. People who want to get into PC gaming don't get a Mac they get a gaming PC. People who want a handheld get something made by Nintendo or Sony

And they won't have any exclusive because any thing that can be done on the iPad can be done on the Wii U and PS3 with the Vita

killyourfm2118d ago

It may not be a PS/Xbox killer, but yes it could stop Nintendo in their tracks.

As for exclusives, before you dismiss them, go ask the AAA publishers how many $millions they're making on the App Store? :D

Baka-akaB2118d ago

only someone with nintendo's level of appealing content would be able to stop nintendo in their tracks .

Wich no ones has . (i'm talking about appeal and sales here nothing else) .

Nintendo is basically the only one who could get away with releasing a crappy console ( not claiming they ever did , before some fans lynch mob me) and knowing people would still follow them for their games

Pikajew2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

What AAA publishers?

kevnb2118d ago

actually there isnt a huge amount of money in app store games. Its why activision hasnt even bothered. Of course there is angry birds, but that was a fluke.

BrianShea2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

@Pikajew EA, for starters.

@kevnb Activision did venture in with CoD and Guitar Hero stuff.

jony_dols2118d ago

Quality content does not always equals sales.

The N64 only sold 32 million units whilst the Gamecube shifted 21 million.
Both had great games, both failed to live up to sales expectations.

Many factors contribute to the commercial success of a console.

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gigreen2118d ago

Gaming has changed...

/David Hayter voice

What you're describing might be the case for seasoned, conservative gamers.

The new generation however is very open minded when it comes to gaming on the iPhone or iPad. They grew up with these things so they are used to it and don't mind the controls.

IOS / Android / Facebook gaming is the future.

yabhero2118d ago

I laugh out loud when people compare the ps3 vita palor trick with the WiiU which will have a dedicated controller which games are designed for and with better graphics than ps3... The vita ps3 thing has almost no affect on wiiu

Liquid_Ocelot2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

Wow, you're really OFF topic man.. drop the hate for a minute and go grab a snack or something and smile for one, seriously.
I can't believe I wasted a bubble on this bs.

I didn't disagree with you.
Also, don't let fanboys get to you. If they think PS Vita/Wii U/or whatever it might be is the future let them be wrong. Don't let it ruin your day, seems that what people only cares about these days.. ruining other people.

MGRogue20172118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

Oh.. Shut up! lol.. Apple isn't making a console. They only specialize in handheld & MacBook / iMacs devices.

Keep dreaming...

@ below, Yeah.. but that's Microsoft though, they aspire to rule teh whole world. Apple seems to be okay with how it is today with it's iPhones & iApple stuff..

h311rais3r2118d ago

And until 2001 Microsoft focused on software.

Jobesy2118d ago

@ enkeixpress, once upon a time Apple didn't make phones either, now they have the #1 selling phones. Apple is only after 1 thing and 1 thing only, our money. If they see there can be profit to be had they'll do it. Especially now the Steve Jobs is gone they might try to go in new directions. Don't underestimate Apple, they have the resources to do a lot. And it wouldn't be just a game console imo, it would probably be a media hub as well.

gamingdroid2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

I agree that Apple is out after money (what company isn't?), and they have disrupted several markets including mp3 portable player, cell phones and lately tablet market.

That said, I don't think Apple wants to be in the console space. They want in on the general TV entertainment space (alas media hub) that MS is going after now and Sony tried, but seemed to back off.

That is a different market than console gaming, and until technology is so good that we don't care about graphical differences any more and the cost of such technology is cheap... I don't think Apple will be threat. I think we have one more console generation before that happens.

HardCover2118d ago

Oh shut up. You don't know what you're talking about.

gnb20032118d ago

Yeah, other than the fact, you know, they already did try...


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theeg2118d ago

if apple were going to release their console, their window is SHRINKING for optimal launch, the Wii u will be out soon and a new Xbox in less than 9 months, so, if they are going to do something, before e3 when the Nextbox is announced would be the time.

otherwise, halo 4 vs angry birds 2, i know what i'd buy,

wait, who am i kidding, the apple console will outsell the ps4 and nextbox 3 to 1 most likely, why?

because people SUCK, thats why, and their taste is terrible.

BrianShea2118d ago

Just remember: Apple has a history of announcing products pretty shortly before launch.

gamingdroid2118d ago

AAA large budget games takes at least 18-months to make and that is with known hardware and usually applies to sequels.

It's pretty safe to say that if Apple would release a console in the next 1-2 years, it would be more for casual games like Angry Bird....

It takes a few months to make a casual game like Angry Bird.

leogets2118d ago

bro there aint guna be a next box for a while yet. dont know who told you this.

tehpees32118d ago

In order for Apple to even think about competing they need their own studios and IPs at the ready.

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