Amazon is serious about video games. Don't be fooled by statements such this one from Amazon Kindle vice president Peter Larsen's that the Amazon FireTV is,"absolutely not a game console". Because the truth is, it is.
In fact, it always has been. This is according to another vice president, this time it's Mike Frazzini, vice president of Amazon Games speaking in a recent interview.
Frazzini told Pocketgamer
, "With Fire TV, we thought about games right from the very beginning. We wanted to build a streaming media device that offered customers a wide variety of games that are fun and immersive at affordable prices."
What can he mean, surely many people are happy with their consoles? "But many more millions don't have game consoles because they either can't afford them or don't want to pay $500-600 for a console and $50-60 per game. These people now have to move to play on their smart phone or tablet. A lot of them would actually like to play in their living room," says Mike.
We expect Mike and Peter to have a fun chat about it soon.