Apple aiming to turn Apple TV into games console

In a week when rumours that Apple are working on an 9.7-inch ultra-portable laptop netbook run riot, a report suggests Apple also has an eye of the potentially lucrative video gaming market.

According to an analyst Apple are working towards adding games to the Apple TV. The device currently lets you watch, rent and buy movies and TV shows, view HD content, listen to music and display photos on your TV.

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DragonWarrior_43474d ago

This is interesting because if you can use your iphone as a controller,, nah wait that would suck. the only good thing to come out of this is itunes on a console. I could see how women would buy this thing, especially if it comes out in pink. My girl dont even play games and would still make me buy her one.

TheMART3474d ago

Yes, I've been saying this for some time, they can easily do something like the Appstore for the AppleTV/some sort of that device like Apple's mac mini, with downloadable games for a low price (5 to 10 Euro) and it can take a good share of the casual market that the Nintendo Wii is in now.

If it could integrate something like Natal, that combined with an Appstore like the iPhone has, they have something really new and appealing for consumers.

As someone mentions in the Gamerzone, the iPhone as a controller or at least interact with the thing, it all sounds very logical to do for Apple.

Troll-Killer3474d ago

"I'd guess a 2012 or 2013 launch. That means that Microsoft has to get enough of a head start to hold them off, which is why I see Natal (a potentially revolutionary Xbox games controller) and a big hard drive for the 360 next year."

Um, by 2012 or 2013, the 360 will have sold about 45 million, and will be priced sub-$200. As of right now, they have nearly a 30 million unit "head start". I doubt MS is worried about Apple taking over the gaming industry anytime soon. All of their efforts thus far, have failed to put a meaningful dent in the PC market...gaming will be an even bigger challenge.

Troll-Killer3474d ago

3 unqualified disagrees....likely from pathetic Sony fanboys. :)

Baka-akaB3474d ago

who cares what apple wants in this case . It will only matter when they start showing game , and not just first party ones .

Just because you had default support for the iphone (for lack of anything better) doesnt mean it will be the same in the console world , where Apple is hardly the only solution .

Kushan3474d ago

I can't see this working. This wouldn't compete with the PS3 or 360, it's clearly a casual affair, but that market is already pretty saturated by other set-top boxes. I know in the UK, sky have their own gaming service for their satellite boxes and in the US, there's at least 2 or 3 providers with a similar service. I'm not sure where Apple would fit into all of that.

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