Will Amazon Launch A Private Brand Game Console?

faux Amazon game console2Amazon is working on a Private Brand entry into the game console market, according to rumors from Game Informer and backed up by murmurs at TechCrunch as well. Game Informer says we’ll see the device by years end, and that it will have its own dedicated controller and offer access to digital games sold by Amazon.com. Combined with earlier rumors suggesting that Amazon is working on a set-top device as reported by the Wall Street Journal, suggest that the real potential of the new device will be in pushing digital music and movies in addition to gaming, so why not create a natural set-top content delivery device, perhaps an extension of Kindle.

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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.