Is This The Controller For Amazon’s Console?


As if there hasn’t been enough to suggest it already, we’re now receiving further proof that Amazon has a videogame console of some kind in the works. Recent leaked images depict an actual controller, bearing a resemblance to that of an Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

The images surfaced via Anatel, the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications, and though not all that surprising, they do reveal some interesting tidbits about the theoretical console’s features. The console has dual sticks and four shoulder buttons, as one might expect, as well as the requisite face buttons and D-pad. What stands out though concerns Amazon’s own services.

There appears to be a button that will tap directly into Amazon’s GameCircle service. Though it’s not entirely clear on what it does, Amazon has previously said the following about the service.

Our goal is to give developers great tools to quickly and easily reach new customers and keep them engaged. GameCircle gives developers the right tools to build an immersive, more entertaining experience on Kindle Fire, which will ultimately help developers grow their business.

Sounds… promising? I’m sure it will be fine, we simply just don’t have enough info yet.

The pad certainly looks functional, but I don’t really see how it differentiates itself all that much. Perhaps Amazon‘s reported sub-$300 price point is its trump card, but with the Basic Set Wii U already available for $250 at GameStop, even that may not be enough.