Discussion in 'January 27th Apple Event - iPad Unveiling' started by Jacob, Jan 25, 2010.
I'm an analyst, so I decided to fix your specs there. Now, it is accurate.
Haha, yeah accurate for the future.
Mobile gaming is inferior, in my opinion. I like games that last more than 5 hours. Which is why I don't own a PS3.
Someone said Apple won't do it because PS3 and 360 are too dominant? First off, the Wii outsells both of those systems by huge margins, and actually turns a profit. Second, Sony and Microsoft each lose money on every system sold. If Apple could make a system that turned a profit rather than a defecit, the "dominance" of the big three wouldn't be a problem for them. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is to not be on the cutting edge of the technology, which would likely result in inferior graphics and/or hardware, like the Wii has.
In any case, we're in the middle of this console generation. If Apple was going to get in now, they'd be far too little, far too late. And I doubt they have anything advanced enough to be considered next-gen, so I really don't think breaking into the gaming industry is in their cards at this time. And if they did make a system, I don't really see much coming out of it. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all made video games before making their own systems. They already had the roots in it. Apple doesn't really have that. Whatever they came out with would pretty much be an Xbox 360 that doesn't crash. Third parties aren't going to jump onto a system this far into the generation for no apparent reason. And, like I said, Apple probably doesn't have anything up their sleeves that would trump what the big 3 are currently doing.
As for breaking into the handheld market... that's basically a waste of time. The DS is going to be the best-selling video game system of all time before the end of its lifecycle. Even if Apple comes up with something that plays gorgeous games, they just don't have the IPs. They can't compete with Mario, Pokémon, Zelda, and all those simulation games I don't care about but sell like a kajillion copies each.
So, long story short... not likely.
Agree with you there...
Apple iPod games are great for on-the-go leisure (e.g. in a plane for long-haul flight) but not until the stage where one can get so engrossed for a few hours... For that, might as well go for a PlayStation or even Xbox...
Imma let you finish, put the PSP had one of the best game options of all time, OF ALL TIME!
Lol. The PSP is all but a joke. It had a huge amount of potential, but it failed in almost everything it did. And the game selection is horrendous. I can count every game I've ever wanted for it on one hand.
I bought one way back when because I both needed an MP3 player and I wanted Silent Hill Origins. Unfortunately, it failed me in both areas. The thing is massive and barely fits in my pocket, and the music player isn't even that good. And then they released Origins for the PS2 like a month later, lol. I got an iPod Touch shortly after, so I gave the PSP to my sister.
I think the PSP failed for the same reason an Apple system would fail: they don't have the IPs. Even a God of War game couldn't save the system.
Then they did the PSP Go, which is the biggest mistake I've ever seen in the video game industry, next to the Game Gear taking like six batteries and the Gamecube running mini-discs.
It seems that in the video game world, and especially in the handheld market, people haven't gotten to the point where they pick features over good games. The DS's graphical capability is nowhere NEAR that of the PSP, the DS doesn't play music, doesn't play movies, and doesn't have an internet browser... and sold so much mroe than the PSP that Sony had to claim they never wanted to compete with it to begin with. The only way that happens is because of the games themselves. I could almost say the same for the Wii, had 2009 not been one of the worst and most boring years in video game history... like NOTHING came out for it, haha. But '010 has a good lineup so far.
But yeah, trying not to get too far off topic, Apple would need some serious IPs if they wanted to hop into the video game market in the middle of the generation. And I sincerely doubt they have any such thing.
They put a 9800 in a Mac, that was good enough for them...Enjoy your 260GTX when were running our 480's and 6870's. All I can really say about Apple and Gaming. is:
GET A PC
All Nintendo makes these days is crappy novelty games, usually based off movies or Disney Channel shows.
I still don't understand the PSP Go. All it is, really, is a repackaged design, an internal hard drive, and forces you to download all your games. The regular PSP, on the other hand, is capable of both UMD AND downloadable games from the PlayStation store. The PSP Go is, therefore, very unappealing.
The iPod is a decent device if you want on-the-go games to kill time, and many free ones too. FPS's are the only thing it is difficult to manage. I like NOVA, but the tiny screen-controller makes it difficult at times.
Your latter two pargraphs make up for the vast incorrectness of your first, haha.
First off, Nintendo doesn't make any games based on Disney channel shows. If anybody does, it's third party. Second, Nintendo is head-deep in working on a new Metroid, a new Mario, and a new Zelda, among other projects, but those three should be out this year. Third, even second and third parties are still producing good games. High Voltage was very successful with The Conduit and are working on two highly-anticipated games, the Grinder and some gladiator game, for example. Silent Hill is doing very well on the Wii and is actually being heralded by series fans as the best game since Silent Hill 2. Sora Ltd. is working on a top-secret game that's supposed to revolutionalize a genre (and they mean business, this is the company that came out with Super Smash Bros. which changed the fighting game genre for years.)
Like I said, 2009 was an incredibly boring year for Nintendo, but this year will make it worth the wait.
You forgot to mention the worst part of the PSP Go: for $50 more, you can get a PS3. Otherwise, you hit the nail on the head.
I agree that iPhone has some decent games. It has a LOT of crap games, but it definitely has its share of gems. However, the amount of time and replayable on the majority of them isn't enough for me to warrent calling it a gaming device.
Actually I would say ds games are rather shifty and only a few wii games are good. seriously, nintendo needs to improve their graphics.
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