Google Joins the Crowded Video-Game Fray

The following video is from Friday's installment of The Motley Fool's Weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Eric Bleeker and Jason Moser look at the biggest stories driving the tech sector this week.

Reports from The Wall Street Journal suggest that Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) is working on an Android-powered gaming console, aimed at competing with a future home entertainment device that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has in the works. Is this unusual move necessary for Google? In this segment, Eric discusses why Google might be better advised to let Apple define its own product in the space and adopt what works to release at a lower price point afterwards, a strategy that was very effective when Google moved into smartphones.

Overall, Eric questions the need for a video-game system from Google. if the company hasn't found a way to get broader adoption on any TV efforts, why move on to video games right now when Google TV itself is still stagnating?

The full video is available here.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 9:11 and 11:38.


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