Friday, September 25, 2009

Apple's Shadow Hangs Over Game Console Makers - NYTimes.com

Another category being disrupted by Apple…

Among the questions voiced by video game executives: How can Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft keep consumers hooked on game-only consoles, like the Wii or even the PlayStation Portable, when Apple offers games on popular, everyday devices that double as cellphones and music players?

And how can game developers and the makers of big consoles persuade consumers to buy the latest shoot’em-ups for $30 or more, when Apple’s App store is full of games, created by developers around the world and approved by Apple, that cost as little as 99 cents — or even are free?

Apple's Shadow Hangs Over Game Console Makers - NYTimes.com

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