The approach is to “Invent and Simplify.” One thing’s for sure – it’s a beauty. Named Amazon Fire TV, the box promises to be Amazon’s adventure into the ever-growing market of instant streaming devices. The best part – by next month, thousands of games will be available to play. Many of these games are being internally developed by Amazon, so capturing the mobile market and casual gamers seems to be a driving force behind the system.
The best part – it’s available today for just $99, and the controller is an additional $39.99.
The remote and box – as Amazon’s Peter Limp mentions – are as high as piece of popcorn and a dime, respectively.
The system, while not designed solely for gaming, is meant for consumers who “don’t have consoles.”
The Xbox One is reportedly getting an exclusive from a renowned Japanese studio.
"I’m very excited about the announcement of the release window in Japan. An unique exclusive title for Xbox One is going to be released by an awesome Japanese studio," he said, before adding, "I’m looking forward to go to Tokyo Game Show this year, and I want to show everyone something never seen before. Stay tuned!" - Phil Spencer
Spencer went on to indicate that they had lots of plans for E3 this year as well. Saying they were already over their 90 minute limit, and were having to scale down.
This is some good news for Microsoft, after suffering the loss of their 14 year chief product officer, Marc Whitten.