This year has been very beneficial for the era of Android gaming as we have seen many dedicated Android gaming consoles emerge on the market for user consumption. It doesn’t matter that whether these consoles started as a kickstarter project like OUYA or GameStick or was the brainchild of a big corporation like NVIDIA’s Project Shield, things are going great for the world of mobile gaming. Now, recently we heard rumors that Google and Apple might also join this race but according to a recent report by Game Informer, it seems as if these two companies aren’t only the big names wanting to get a piece of that cake.
As recent rumors indicate that Amazon is also reportedly readying their own Android gaming console that would most likely see a launch sometime by the end of this year. According to the report, it is speculated that the hardware with its own controller might be one of the interesting little gadgets that will go on sale on this year’s Black Friday as the chances of getting high sales during Christmas season are very unlikely.
Amazon however has released no statement regarding this whole report and have managed to keep the project under lock and key. So, the only thing we can do at this moment is to speculate. It is also rumored that the said console will make do with the games that are already available on the Amazon Store, which does make sense as Amazon has known to get some games exclusively early on their store in the past (such as Scriblenauts and Batman).
So, what do you think about this new rumor? Will the console be able to compete with Project Shield or will it fail in the process? Oh and how will their console manage to keep up if Google and Apple also decide to officially join the party as well? Leave us with your thoughts on the matter in the comments section.
Source: Game Informer