Apple's Stealth Assault on the Video Game Market

DailyFinance: By now you probably know that the surprise hit of Apple's (AAPL) latest earnings call was the hockey-puck-size AppleTV device. But a stealth upside for Apple from the new AppleTV could be a backdoor entry into the video-game console market.

Steve Jobs & Co. sold a quarter-million of the $99 video-management and TV program and movie download devices in roughly two months. These numbers simply blew the doors off previous sales numbers for earlier generations of the stylish but slow-selling and far more costly AppleTV. While some analysts panned the new version as not offering enough selection, the early adopters I've spoken to just love it.

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MasFlowKiller3012d ago (Edited 3012d ago )

"The Key Is AirPlay

But what these folks really dug was a little feature that essentially turns the AppleTV into a gaming console that can compete with the Sony (SNE) PS3, the Microsoft (MSFT) XBox and the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii, among others."

NO way in hell you can get Console Games on AppleTV,
you might be able to put Iphone time killing apps(i dont want to call them games because that would be like an insult to games like Uncharted and Halo).

"That feature is called AirPlay. It's around for a while as a mechanism for Apple owners to stream music from iPods or computers to stereos and TVs. AirPlay has recently been a popular topic on Apple discussion boards primarily because it allows iPads to stream Netflix (NFLX) videos."

Basicaly AppleTv can do onlive,

How many people here are getting onlive or have onlive?