Another Kickstarter. GameStick: Portable TV Game Console

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David Barbour
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872297630/gamestick-the-most-portabl...

This reached its funding in a little over two days. Seems the same concept as the Ouya, it's just the size of a usb stick though?

Thoughts?

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Bill Loguidice
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David Barbour wrote:

That's exactly my thoughts as well. I can't see these in anyway selling enough (they will sell of course). How may people have either an Android based phone or an Iphone.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 at the moment and that's far more than enough for me at the moment. Yes, the cost of these is a factor in their favour, but with the many many millions of Android and IOS based phone already. What would be the point?

Right. You figure Ouya pre-sold around 60,000 units and this will do a little more. Unless you're talking millions, it's an interesting niche, nothing more. Anything else that sells through in those kinds of numbers would be considered a flop. It's all relative.

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David Barbour
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That's exactly my thoughts as

That's exactly my thoughts as well. I can't see these in anyway selling enough (they will sell of course). How may people have either an Android based phone or an Iphone.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 at the moment and that's far more than enough for me at the moment. Yes, the cost of these is a factor in their favour, but with the many many millions of Android and IOS based phone already. What would be the point?

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Bill Loguidice
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Conceptually I have no

Conceptually I have no problem with this or the Ouya, but I personally see no reason to support them. I mean, I already have an Android tablet and smartphone that both support HDMI out and both work just fine with a bluetooth controller. Similarly, I'm swimming in traditional PC, console and gaming handheld games, and there's nothing compelling technically or from a distribution standpoint (all those other options support indie stuff just fine) to make me look twice at a fairly generic, technically mediocre console.

All I see these Android "consoles" being is just a slightly easier and more formal way to play those same mobile games that are available on most iOS and Android smartphones and tablets on a TV with traditional controls. Frankly, unless these things get a killer app or two, I see them remaining an extremely small niche in terms of support.

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