Google and Console Makers Beware: Apple Already Has the Makings of a Great Game System


As a parade of smaller companies race to release low-cost, Android-based game consoles, Google is reportedly building one of its own.

But as the Wall Street Journal’s anonymously sourced story last week said, Google is mainly concerned about Apple, not about scrappy start-up efforts like Ouya and GameStick. The story cited “people briefed on the matter” who said “Google is reacting in part to expectations that rival Apple will launch a video-game console as part of its next Apple TV product release.”

Although Apple, secretive as always, has not indicated anything of the sort, Google should be concerned, and so should Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Apple already has the makings of a great game console, whether it’s actively working on one or not.

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