A First Look at Gaming With The Kindle Fire

Published on December 1st, 2011 with  3 Comments

Gaming With The Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire has been out for a couple of weeks now, and we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing it and playing with it.

As avid gamers, one of the first things we had to do was load it up with the classics: Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Plants VS Zombies. We were excited to see how they looked in HD, and to our surprise, they ran surprisingly well, and the colors were sharp and vivid on it’s 7″ backlit LCD screen.

We haven’t seen much news on gaming with the Kindle Fire, which is surprising. After all, how many gaming platforms with a 7″ LED backlit touchscreen are out there for $200? Not many.

The Kindle Fire is a solid iPad alternative, and after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has topped the Apple iPad in sales.

Here are three solid reasons why the Kindle Fire is an excellent choice for gaming.

1. Price Tag

Kindle Fire Price Tag

At only $200, the Kindle Fire is being sold for less than it actually costs to manufacture. This is a smart move on Amazon’s part, as this has greatly increased the amount of attention to buying apps and books within an online marketplace. The Kindle Fire is very comparable to the iPad, and at nearly a third of the cost, is an affordable piece of technology for every gamer.

2. Powerful Hardware

Kindle Fire Plants vs Zombies

The bright LED-backlit 7″ screen looks fantastic with games, and the hardware is more than powerful enough to run modern Android games without a hitch. It boasts a 1 GHz dual core processor and 512 MB of RAM.

3. Game Selection

Kindle Fire Gaming Selection

As you may or may not know, the Kindle Fire uses the Android Marketplace, a marketplace already adopted by thousands of app developers and utilized on smart phones and tablets around the world. With the Kindle Fire, you immediately have access to all of these applications, and sync your existing purchases to your device.

Do you own a Kindle Fire? What is your gaming experience? Share with us in the comments below!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=649955673 Kenny Novak

    Good read.. not surprised about it topping iPad sales either lol!

  • Liz

    I have a Fire and so far I love it! Never having owned a tablet of any kind I didn’t really know what to expect. For $200 I was more than willing to take a chance. I’ve downloaded a lot of books and games. The biggest drawback so far is that their web browser is a bit slow.

  • Anonymous

    I expected it to reach a decent sales spike but I didn’t think it was going to Top the Ipad sales. Impressive really.