Amazon Developing a Console

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Post » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:50 pm

Polygon has a report up on their site saying that Amazon is working on a game console with the Android architecture. I'm assuming that Scirra's new exporter will work well with this. Could be a nice opportunity for Construct 2 users.

Exporting to multiple devices in Construct 2 sure is coming in handy.

Amazon Reportedly Launching Console

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Post » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:02 pm

@sman118,

Nice find, thanks for the info. This could be interesting, we'll have to wait and see if they can get it right ;)
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Post » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:14 pm

Oh damn, so another Ouya coming up. This is good news for developers.

Hopefully with the Amazon brand, it will fair well quickly. 8D
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Post » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:19 pm

If they handle it anything like the Kindle, they'll be putting a big picture of it on the Amazon homepage for months. I don't know if the market needs all of these machines, but its nice to have a lot of different avenues for indie developers to release games.
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Post » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:20 pm

[QUOTE=PixelPalette] Oh damn, so another Ouya coming up. This is good news for developers.

Hopefully with the Amazon brand, it will fair well quickly. 8D[/QUOTE]

How does the Amazon brand help sell a gaming console?

It's like saying Adidas are releasing a gaming console. Like....what?

Also it's not like Amazon users are avid gamers. Most normal people still consider buying games a complete waste of money.Xionor2013-08-09 21:22:08
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Post » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:37 pm

[QUOTE=Xionor] [QUOTE=PixelPalette] Oh damn, so another Ouya coming up. This is good news for developers.

Hopefully with the Amazon brand, it will fair well quickly. 8D[/QUOTE]

How does the Amazon brand help sell a gaming console?

It's like saying Adidas are releasing a gaming console. Like....what?

Also it's not like Amazon users are avid gamers. Most normal people still consider buying games a complete waste of money.[/QUOTE]


Oh i dunno, seems they sell new products pretty good.

"In Q1 2013, based on shipments, IDC placed Amazon as the fourth-largest tablet maker, behind Apple, Samsung and ASUS. The US company moved 1.8 million units and held a 3.7 percent share of the market, numbers higher than in Q1 2012.

With the extended availability of its Kindle Fire HD tablets, Amazon becomes a threat to ASUS' place on the podium. The Taiwanese maker shipped 2.7 million fondleslabs and had a 2.7 percent market share in Q1 2013, numbers close to Amazon's. As one of the most popular and largest e-commerce websites in the world, the latter can close that gap in the coming quarters."

http://betanews.com/2013/05/23/amazon-hunts-more-market-share-takes-its-appstore-and-kindle-fire-tablets-global/

Most normal people? I'm not even going to comment on that...
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