Why was this question closed?

For ease of reference, I'm going to duplicate the question within the question, but here's a link to the question Apple Gaming Console.

Question title: Apple Gaming Console

Question body: In the current market, what are the pros and cons of Apple releasing it's own gaming console?

It's possible that the Apple TV already does this, but I'm unable to find controllers that support Apple AppStore games, or for that matter support of the AppStore games on Apple TV.

Question Tags: controllers, consoles, apple

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    ...You guys don't think closing it is enough? You had to downvote it too?
    – GnomeSlice
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:02
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    @GnomeSlice I didn't down vote it myself, but any question which is valid to close is also valid to down vote.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:07
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    @GnomeSlice - I agree that those downvotes are not justified. The question was clear and some research effort was shown. I do, however, think the closing was correct.
    – sjohnston
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:08
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    We don't have a magic crystal ball, that's why :)
    – badp
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:09

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The reason I closed it is that it's a discussion question, not a Q&A question. Due to this it is not a good fit to our site.

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  • +1 @Wipqozn: Great, thanks, makes sense.
    – blunders
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:07
  • If the question was rephrased to be is it possible to use the Apple TV as a console, and if so, what are the pros and cons of using it as a console... would you vote to reopen the question; or would that still not address the concerns you may have?
    – blunders
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:10
  • @blunders - I would definitely consider your revised question to be on-topic.
    – sjohnston
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:13
  • Asking if it is "possible to use the Apple TV as a console" is a perfectly valid question. Asking about the pros and cons is iffy, since it could easily lead to subjective answers. However, I would cast a re-open vote if you rephrased the question as such.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:14
  • @sjohnston: The question has been updated, if either of you have additional feedback, just let me know. Again, thank you!
    – blunders
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:18
  • @Wipqozn: See comment to sjohnston above, thanks!
    – blunders
    Oct 10, 2011 at 18:19

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