I realize this question has basically already been asked, but I think it's become a little bit more relevant. Now, I'm not an avid gamer. I enjoy doing it sometimes, but I don't make it my life. The only system I have is an old PS2. But, as I said, what if Apple made an entirely new gaming system? As some people have already said, yes, Apple has the iPod touch for a gaming system, but obviously that has its limits. I think if they put all of their effort into it, it would be an awesome system, and would become hugely successful. What do you guys think?
Why wouldn't Apple make one?
Why wouldn't people want to buy one?
Do you think Apple's products are getting a little stale, and they need something fresh like this?
Would it have to be priced reasonably for it to not become another excellent product that only rich people and fanboys buy? What would that price be?
Any other reasons not to, or to do this?
The question has been closed for the following reason "Question irrelevant because they did one, and it FAILED" by kevinlockergnome Nov 10 '12 at 00:05
Didn't they already do that with the Pippen?
answered Nov 09 '12 at 22:25
more likely to buy out Nintendoin all honesty before they did anything like that, both being like minded companies when it comes to innovation and Nintendo suffering large loses since the Wii and no ones projecting anything different with the Wii U upcoming. Although they had excellent console sales the margins on them were small and they haven't shifted enough software and accessories on the console which has hit their profits and share price hard, so i could see that happen if they ever did look for a buyer and i believe Steve Jobs although somewhat 'agnostic' when i came to the gaming industry he wasn't opposed to such a union with Nintendo if profitable.
answered Nov 09 '12 at 11:41
They already made one. It is called the iPod Touch, iPhone, and the iPad. Those are their consoles. A lot of people don't have time to hardcore game anymore and casual gaming is on the rise. So why would they make something that most people would not buy or use?
answered Nov 09 '12 at 11:04
I can see a use for an Apple console that literally just plays iOS games on your TV. This could be easily integrated with Apple TV. An iPhone can be your controller (works well with iPhone/iPad on games like The Incident).
This makes some sense considering the Android based Ouya coming out early next year. There are some games on iOS that are more than casual. I would say Chronotrigger and the Final Fantasy titles are beyond casual. Obviously they are older, but newer titles like Mage Gauntlet are in the same vain.
I don't think Apple would ever make a true console to compete with Xbox or PS3 though. They do not even outfit their iMac or Macbook lines of computers with enough juice to do any serious gaming.
answered Nov 09 '12 at 11:34