Every now and then an article will appear on IGN, Eurogamer or one of the top gaming websites, claiming Apple might be working on a next generation games console to compete against Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. GameModo decided to take a look at what Apple may or may not be working on and give our thoughts on what it might be.
A lot of people wouldn’t realise, but Apple have already had a game console released in the form of the ill fated PIPPIN in 1995. The PIPPIN was co created with the Japanese firm Bandai; it was an attempt at creating an inexpensive computer that could mainly play games. The main downfall was the lack of games, the price and the lack of support which put many people of getting a PIPPIN.
After a lot of research into Apples illusive games console, we decided that its really is a guessing game from most websites, as to if or when Apple may release a games console and what it could do etc.
The main question is, why would Apple want to venture back into the video game market? After the failed miserably last time, how could they compete with the likes of Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft? GameModo don’t believe Apple will come back with a games console, but we believe it most likely going to be a set top box that will possibly create inroads into replacing game consoles. The game consoles are the kings of the living room, but we believe Apple could run everything through the set top box, including gaming and essentially re writing the way we access media in our lives, like the iPod/iPhone and iPad has essentially done.
Apple TV has sold many units, it is a product Apple have not really tried selling. If Apple upgrade it with a decent graphics chip, processors and market it better they could demote the living room and your world.
This is just GameModo’s idea of what Apple may do, it could be something completely different, but we do believe they are working on something. What do you think? What might it be?