iPad mini - yes, it can be considered a gaming console now - is rumoured for a reveal later this month, according to an Apple investor. The source has given the press an October 10th date for the invite mail-out, suggesting the reveal will follow shortly after.
Fortune reports that the source has heard from "multiple sources", that Apple's invites will be sent out on October 10th.
The source also stated that the event will revolve around the reveal of iPad mini, a slimmer version of the standard version that packs a rumoured 7.85-inch screen.
If true, the smaller and presumably cheaper iPad mini will allow more people to afford the device, which will mean more game sales on the App Store. It's a cycle, see?