LeapFrog Launches Educational Game Console for Kids

LEAP OF FAITH: LeapFrog, a leading seller of educational toys, tablets, books and games for young children, will be developing its own video game console, LeapTV, for kids ages 3 to 8. It's been described a "Wii-Plus-Kinect Mashup," with a traditional controller along with motion sensors so kids can really jump and reach for the right answers, as seen in this promo video. The system will be available for $150; game cartridges (yes, those still exist!) will be sold for $30 and downloadable apps will be available for $5 and up. More details in the release. "LeapTV gets children’s minds and bodies moving while engaging in learning fun," LeapFrog's learning team director tells VentureBeat. Whether that's enough to get them off Mario will remain to be seen.

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