There’s a possibility that a new challenger will enter the console showdown this week, as rumors have been circulating about an Amazon-manufactured video game system being revealed in New York on April 2nd. Amazon just shot out invites to a press event earlier today, and folks are speculating that this rumored console will finally be brought to light during the proceedings.
The console apparently won’t be the normal set-top box that gamers have become use to, but rather a dongle that folks will be able to plug into their television sets with which they will be able to stream game and video content. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Amazon would ship a video-streaming device sometime in April after images of an Amazon bluetooth controller surfaced on Dave Zatz’s website just before.
Judging by the designs of the controller – and the inclusion of a play, pause, forward and rewind button on the bottom – I think there’s a pretty good chance that all of the rumors we’ve been hearing are fairly accurate. How do you think an Amazon console would impact the gaming market? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.