There has been strong suggestions that an Amazon games console running Android is in development with a launch planned for later this year. The online retail giant has been linked with a move towards the gaming market before, admitting openly that they have been working on a revolutionary version 1 digital media device which as of yet has not been revealed.
These reports come from VG247 who believe that Amazon’s Android console will ship this year and at an affordable price below $300, directly competing with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. The device will reportedly offer consumers the downloading and streaming of games, movies, TV shows and music. This approach is wise from Amazon as the PS4 and Xbox One also offer far more than a good video game experience.
Amazon already offer a whole host of streaming and digital service online, meaning a big part of their content provision is covered. It is the gaming side of things that will need to be worked on, if indeed this console is in development. It is likely the Android gaming experience would be comparable to the titles playable on your mobile devices but on a much larger scale.
Amazon has apparently done a lot of recruiting behind the scenes and hired a big games development team to create this product. When we can expect this potential console to be announced officially, unveiled or released is unclear; however it does seem rather plausible that this rumor will become a reality.
If Amazon release an Android games console is it something that you would buy, or would you stick with the PS4 and Xbox One?