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.