And there is always room to muscle in, or wait for one of the big boys to slip up. Remember Sega?
There is also the question of backwards compatability with the current generation of consoles to take into consideration. If one or two of the current major console manufacturers release a new console that is not backwards compatable, that would give Apple a big 'in' to the market.
Last edited by Dos_Box; 13th October 2011 at 03:56 PM.
Don't forget OnLive which can maybe even run on the apple tv
Right now Microsoft and Sony are working on the respective Xbox NuGen and PS4 consoles and so far each console in their range is backwards compatible. I can play PS1 games on my PS3 and original xbox games on my 360, so backwards compatibility is not really an issue for Sony or MS.
Nintendo are working on the new Wii which will have motion detectors like the kinect which will be backwards compatible according to nintendo.
Apple are going to have to work really really hard to crack this market, and no doubt an iTunes account will be needed for this. I can see one advantage that they would probably crack them out with 2TB drives, and make everything through iTunes and compatible for the "console" and "Mac" thereby doing crossover platforming the likes of counterstrike but probably better
I however wont be buying into it, not because I hate apple or anything (I like my ipod massively) but because I am very very happy with my current consoles and dont see the need for anything else
They are now going down the route of selling you PS2 games on the PS3 via PSN, not quite the same as backwards compatible.
It'll be interesting to see how much they invest in being able to play your old games on the new consoles, when they can sell them to you again.
The new Wii will not support gamecube games anymore.
I personally wouldnt want an apple tv/console device regardless.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 13th October 2011 at 04:27 PM.
My original PS3 (big one, not the slim) supports PS2 and PS1 so it works for me, I did not know that about the slim version.
As for my attitude towards apple, no, sorry, they wont get my business as my PS3 and Xbox fulfill my needs and the Xbox and Wii fulfill my Mrs' needs and the Wii by itself fulfills my daughters needs (she loves playing wall-e even if she cant play it well). Why would we need another one.
I know several people who would get it just because its apple. I know several who would never get it just because its apple.
I would see what its like in stores, but make no concerted effort to buy it because I have no need too.
I can get some of my sky channel on the Xbox...when they do freeview with it I'll be a happy man as it is essentially multiroom without the cost
Once they upgrade the iphone hardware wise enough - am sure this will be there phone / ipod / gaming device ( similar to a nintendo ds or dsi etc ) ??
I'm now wondering how far Apple are going to try and take all this. We already have the iPod, iPhone and iPad, now the idea (should that be iDea???) of what'll doubltless be called something like the iPlay.
iView? (telly/dvd player combo)
iSee? (dedicated camera)
iRon? (you get the idea)
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