Leading educational entertainment company LeapFrog will launch a new games console system for children later this year. Named LeapTV, the new system promises to focus on quality learning for young children, alongside boosting their physical activity with games.
The new games system will launch in October for a recommended retail price of £119.99 in the UK, and boasts more than 100 games at launch. Aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 8, LeapTV will compete against the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS family systems and tablets, all of which are incredibly popular with youngsters, as well as home console platforms.
LeapFrog plans to sell both physical and digital games for their new console, which includes motion-sensor technology in both the controller provided and system’s camera. Though many games are promised for the system, the California-based company has yet to announce exactly which developers will be on board. However, in the past LeapFrog has worked with brands including Moshi Monsters and Transformers. LeapFrog learning director Dr. Jody Sherman said the following in support of the new console:
“It is shocking that less than one percent of the tens of thousands of video game titles are rated appropriate for children under the age of six years.
“We know that young children want to experience new ways to play through technology earlier than ever, but parents quickly discover that there are very few solutions that are developmentally appropriate or educational for young children.”
You can check out a video of the games console above, but let us know what you think of LeapTV and whether it will have any affect on future Nintendo sales in the comments below.