Was forwarded an article by a long time reader about how one of the original Xbox founder stated that Apple TV gaming could just right out kill Xbox, Playstation, and Wii U.
Well I don’t know about Playstation (That’s my personal opinion not the Founder, he still thinks apple tv can defeat them all). But, I could definitely see Apple taking down Xbox and Wii U easily. When Apple wants something it gets it. Remember iPods guys. They weren’t the first to the market they just were the best at marketing in the market.
This article goes on to state the only reason Xbox is doing so well is because Nintendo and Sony have had some pretty big blunders. I agree with this wholeheartedly. Remember PSN being down for weeks a year or so ago, because someone hacked their shitty security?
Microsoft definitely makes it difficult for independent developers to develop for their system. It’s next to impossible to make money, that’s why all the indies are flocking to platforms like steam (That’s another company I sincerely believe could revolutionize console gaming). In fact steam is coming out with a console last I checked. Now that could change the industry. My brother is a developer and attempted to develop a game with a team on Xbox Live, it didn’t work out, it just wasn’t feasible for them to develop for the platform with the limited budget they had available. They ended up changing their game plan and are going to try to be published on steam, under the new Green-Light program.
I can’t look anywhere these days without someone playing a game on their iOS device. Hell I’m even playing 4 pictures 1 word right now with my wife. This casual gaming environment is going to do nothing but become stronger and stronger, and Apple is great at exploiting the casual environment. Honestly, Apple will make their killing on the female demographic. I’ve spent 120 in games the last month for Xbox and Playstation respectively. My wife has bought 10 games for a grand total of 79.80. In fact, I borrow her iPhone to play some of these games.
What’s everyone’s thoughts on this? Because, I personally think Apple could do it if it became something they wanted to set their sights on.