“The Industry Standard posted an interesting article recently discussing the possibility of Apple releasing a mobile gaming platform. According to the writer, the circumstantial evidence points to Apple trying its luck with gaming once again. And while I think the company may want to do just that, it should attempt to make its way into the console market,” Don Reisinger writes for CNET.
“I’m sure some are wondering what my justification for such a move would be considering Apple failed miserably in the console market back in the mid-1990s with the Pippin, but let’s not forget that it wasn’t really an Apple product. Apple’s Pippin was licensed to Bandai, a company that was trying desperately to get into the gaming industry,” Reisinger writes.
“Fast-forward to today and the gaming landscape has changed,” Reisinger writes. “Today, the industry is booming like never before and it’s rife with opportunity for any company that’s willing to provide an experience that can eclipse that which we’re enjoying right now. And as long as Apple plays by the rules it has played by for the past 10 years, there’s no reason to suggest it can’t be a success.”
Reisinger writes, “What if you could use an iPod Touch or iPhone as the controller? What if the company released a controller that would double as a portable media player? To me, the possibilities seem endless… If Steve Jobs really wants to create a full-featured lineup of products, a video game console is a must.”
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]