Amazon has been a leading name in the e-commerce scene for several years. The online retailer has managed to establish itself as a global name, with a reach that extends well beyond the U.S., even establishing a presence in China, a market that is notorious for its highly competitive nature. Over the years, Amazon has been involved in numerous industries, but the company may soon enter into the arena of mobile games.
Rumors hint at Amazon game console
Rumors are circulating concerning Amazon’s interest in the game industry, and its interest in mobile games and how they can be used to engage consumers. These types of games have become rampantly popular among consumers, many of whom spend significant amounts of money through these mobile games. Despite the portability of mobile games, the majority of people that play these games do so from home, which is why Amazon may be looking into developing its own game console.
Console could compete with Nvidia Shield and Ouya
Rumors suggest that Amazon plans to release its own game console by November of this year. This console is speculated to compete with similar consoles, such as the Nvidia Shield and the Ouya. Both the Nvidia and Ouya consoles are designed with mobile games in mind and allow consumers to play these games from the comfort of their homes in the same way they would play games from more traditional consoles. Rumors claim that Amazon has a strong interest in this concept because of the growing demand among consumers for mobile games that are free from the constraints of smartphones and tablets.
Amazon may be able to win consumer support with focus on mobile games
Amazon’s rumored mobile games console could cost less than $100, but would be significantly less powerful than other consoles, especially when compared to the forthcoming Playstation 3 and Xbox One. Despite this, however, Amazon’s console may be able to appeal to consumers by providing them with a favorable experience when it comes to mobile games. This has been a tricky issue for those involved in this sector, as evidenced by the problematic launch and generally poor reviews of the Ouya console.
Denny is a graduate of the California State University of Northridge where he majored in Journalism and American History. Denny writes for Mobile Commerce Press on a part time basis while also working on his own ebook, The Only Mobile Marketer Left Standing. We've been told this title may change at least a hundred times before or even after publishing.