After Google, Amazon is the next company rumored to soon enter the gaming console business. Game Informer is reporting that Amazon is working on an Android-based gaming console and is planning to launch it by the end of this year, most probably before the Black Friday which falls on November 29, 2013. Reportedly, the console will come with a dedicated controller and Amazon is planning to sell the already known Android-based game titles on its very own marketplace. The company will offer games on freemium model which will help it further promote its device as well as its marketplace. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
Though this report of entering in to gaming sphere is not yet confirmed by any of the company’s representatives, but if turned true Amazon will be yet another company to test the water in this sphere. Amazon is known as a popular online retail store and also for gadgets like Kindle tablets and e-bookreaders. In the gaming world, it will face tough competition from already established players like Microsoft, Sony, and others.
Earlier Google was also reported to be prepping to enter this segment and is rumored to be working on an OUYA-like gaming console. Recently Nvidia also started shipping its Android-based portable gaming console called Shield after a month long delay.