While LeapFrog might not necessarily be a brand we would think of when it comes to tablets and gaming consoles, they do have a market, and their market is usually targeted at kids. For example we’ve seen the company launch tablets and wearables aimed at children, and it looks like LeapFrog could be taking on console makers with their LeapTV.
The console, which is keeping in trend with LeapFrog’s other products, has been designed for kids in mind. The LeapTV seems to be a combination of both the Wii and the Kinect that allows children to interact with the console. There will be three modes of play: Body Motion, Pointer Play, and Classic Controller.
According to LeapFrog, the console is meant to encourage learning through active play and kids will have access to over 100 educational titles. The games will also be borrowing characters from popular movies such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Spiderman, along with LeapFrog’s own library of characters that they have developed.
Parents who are interested in checking out the console will be interested to learn that the LeapTV system will be made available later this year (no specific dates were mentioned) where it will retail for $150 via LeapFrog’s website. Game cartridges will be priced at $30 each, but downloadable games and apps will be priced at $5.
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