Friday, 20 February 2015
Will Apple launch a games console this year?
Since the moment that Apple announced Metal my first thought was not of the phone but of a fantastic upgrade for an AppleTV. If Apple added the Latest processor to the Apple TV and allowed apps for your TV. Then you would just have to add a couple of good game controllers and you have a fantastic media console with Siri and the ability to play console quality games on. So for £150-£160 you could have a fantastic Gaming machine with two controllers. Thats cheaper than the Nintendo Wii on launch in 2006.
If you think about it why would Apple want to produce a physical TV unit. My HD TV is 8 years old and I have no intention of replacing it any time soon. But a new console which would be £100 upgrade every 2-3years would just blow Sony & Microsoft out of the way. Not to mention that this would be a great opportunity for indie game developers to get into homes.
Nintendo sold 3.19M Units in the first quarter. How many people would buy an Apple TV instead of a £400 Playstation or XBox. After all it's easier to find £150 that £400.
If I knew were to look I would be looking at who makes components for controllers and see if they are buying large quantities.