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Wednesday, March 1, 2006
 
Apple's Influence On Console Gaming
7:16 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

An interesting commentary from gamesindustry.biz examines how Apple's success with the iPod and iTunes has influenced the videogame industry. The piece focuses on recent comments from Nintendo of America's Sales and Markting VP, which indicate the company is looking to succeed with its Revolution and DS by mimicking Apple's focus on usability, pricing, and broad appeal.

For Nintendo, that approach is exactly what it would like to do with the DS and the Revolution. The company has already said that it doesn't want to compete with Microsoft and Sony in technological terms; the DS is vastly underpowered compared to the PSP, and the Revolution will boast a basic specification which will be dwarfed by both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The company is banking on the idea that mass market consumers won't care; that just like the iPod completely bypassed the question of technical specifications by sporting an intuitive and innovative interface and a brilliantly integrated system for syncing music with your PC, the Revolution will dodge all questions of 3D performance or HDTV support by virtue of its brand new control system and simple, powerful online functionality.
To read the entire commentary check out the link below.

GamesIndustry: Apple Inspires Nintendo


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