Kevin Dent, CEO of Tiswaz Entertainment from the article on The Verge
“This isnâ€™t a thing where itâ€™s hip to own a Prius. When you want a gaming machine, you want a Hummer, in terms of the environmental impact. You want the EPA coming to your house and saying youâ€™re violating so many laws because youâ€™re using so much power on that gaming rig. Thatâ€™s what we do as gamers. We want power.”
I partially agree. But people also wants simplicity and more efficient designs that can be always on/paused without a 100-450W drain. For casual gaming or younger audiences I also think that It will be hard to disrupt the short life cycle of mobile phones. The prime reason I could see Apple not going into the “console” business is that cell phones will be bought and picked up at a much faster rate than consoles. I think for a cheap console such as the Ouya to be successfull it needs to be bundled with a broadband offering / streaming games, that way it can be almost free every two years.
If I was Apple I’d just put a dock on the Apple TV and make it an option to just dock your iPhone to the TV and use it as a console with a third party/first party controller. The first party controller could be a slightly modified Apple Remote (think Nintendo 8 bit but cleaner).. then let third party explode.
Nintendo – are you listening? Dare to canabalize and disrupt your own revenue stream or die a slow death as hardware maker and join Sega as a software developer.