Electronic Arts, THQ, Capcom, SEGA and Activision Blizzard have all confirmed their support for Zeebo, which is targeting emerging gaming markets including Russia, India and China with wireless game delivery. Zeebo claim that it has created the world’s most affordable console and users will be able to buy the top game titles, localized in their language, for a fraction of the traditional retail price.
The Zeebo Console connects automatically to the ZeeboNet Wireless Network, enabling users to buy and download new games in minutes. Users can shop securely and buy localized versions of top content.
The console's features include 640 x 480 screen resolution, a full-featured game controller, multiplayer capability and expansion ports for additional options.
Some of the Zeebo launch titles include FIFA 09, Need for Speed Carbon, Quake and Quake 2, Virtua Tennis and Crazy Taxi.
Zeebo plans to test the water out in Brazil with the launch next week, pricing the console at $199, before manufacturing it on a much larger scale for launch in many other countries at a much cheaper price. Zeebo claim that its target market could be a billion consumers.