LeapFrog has been enjoying the reputation of being a children’s educational entertainment company. In the midst of its popularity, it has recently announced a video game console named LeapTV, which is based on education theme. This console targets the children from the age of 3 to 8 years. The price of this console is adjudged to be $150.
The system of the console is equipped with a transforming game controller that is specially designed in such a way that it fits well in child sized hands. The controller works normally, but it can also transform into a remote resembling pointer that can be used for other games.
A motion sensing camera has also been installed in the LeapTV system that enables the children to interact with TV in a likely manner to the Kinect technology from Microsoft. LeapTV will roll out games in excess of 100 along with videos assigned to its “Learning Library”.
The director of LeapFrog, Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos stated that there had been a lack of video game content with a rating deemed for children under the age of 6. She added that the LeapFrog designers worked day and night in order to create LeapTV and the results are in front of anyone.
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos said in a statement:
“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. At LeapFrog, we built LeapTV from the ground up to make it the best first video gaming experience for children. From the simple user interface to the innovative controller with a built-in ‘hint’ button and a world-class Learning Library all designed or approved by our Learning experts, LeapTV gets children’s minds and bodies moving while engaging in learning fun.”
The motive of LeapTV vests not only in the education of children, but it also enables them to stay active through the motion based activities. There are basically three modes in LeapTV gameplay. One of those modes deals with Body Motion and it captures the moves of children with the help of a motion-sensing camera. The second mode is known as the Pointer Play. It plays with the virtual imagination of children by enabling them to slice coconuts and also move from one building to another.
The third mode acts as a standard input where the children can employ A and B buttons in order to play the respective games. In the holiday offer, LeapTV would cost $150 for the customers. The cartridges of the game would be sold at $30. The system would possess a memory of 16GB and it also consists of a Wi-Fi.
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