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Sony unveils ambitious mobile games console for homes

Mobile games are coming to the TV with the help of Sony

Acclaimed Japanese technology giant Sony has taken a bold step in the game industry by unveiling its new PS Vita TV, a small but powerful console based on the company’s modestly popular Playstation Vita. Unlike its handheld counterpart, the PS Vita TV does not feature a screen or any sort of controls. Instead, the console allows users to play games exclusive to the Vita on their televisions, without actually having to own a Vita console. This could set Sony up to compete with others that have been showing a strong interest in mobile games.

Game industry continues showing support for mobile titles

While mobile games are often played by consumers on the move, the vast majority of people playing these games do so from home. Smartphones and tablets are preferred platforms for many, but other handheld devices, such as the Playstation Vita and the Nintendo 3DS, have become a staple among gamers interested in portability. Recently, several game companies have been looking to take advantage of the popularity of mobile games by creating consoles that allow consumers to play these games on a bigger screen and with better controls. The Ouya is one of the most recent, as well as most criticized, console to attempt to accomplish this.

PS Vita TV to make Vita games more accessible

PS Vita TV will support all Vita games and will cost approximately $100 for the standard edition. While there are not many Vita games available today when compared to games exclusive to its handheld counterparts, these games typically receive high praise from the game industry and avid gamers. There are many developers interested in mobile games that are looking to bring new titles to the Vita as well and these future games will also be supported by PS Vita TV.

Mobile games continue to gain favor with consumers

When many people think of mobile games, they usually get the idea of gaming applications played on smartphones and tablets. Mobile games were common on handheld consoles long before smartphones were invented, however, and mobile gaming has evolved aggressively over the past decade. Today, consumers have become very comfortable with the concept of mobile gaming, which has encouraged the game industry to attribute more attention to this sector in recent years.

Amazon may be looking toward mobile games

Mobile games may be in Amazon’s future

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.

Amazon - Mobile GamesConsole 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.