According to a VG247 report citing multiple sources, Amazon is planning on pushing out a micro-console of sorts later this year. According to the report, Amazon has been showing select development and publishing partners the new device, which – much like the Kindle Fire – is capable of playing high-definition videos through its Amazon Prime streaming services, Android games, and more. We assume, much like the Kindle Fire, it will use a customized marketplace for buying games and apps. The new device will cost around $300 and will be released sometime in 2014.
The report says that the device is in development at Amazon subsidiary Lab 126, the team behind the Kindle line of devices. It may also be powered by a Qualcomm MPQ chip.
Amazon is entering into a bustling space, with rumors that Apple TV will soon support iOS games later this year's and Ouya, GameStick, the Mad Catz Mojo, and Nvidia's Shield already in the marketplace.
We'll have more on this story as it develops.