The Missing Link
We have official word today that Iwata, Nintendo’s president, has announced that the Revolution will hit North America before Thanksgiving. According to Iwata, “We can’t disclose the Revolution’s release period yet, but we have no plans to miss out on the year-end sales battle. As for North America, we need to release it by Thanksgiving, or otherwise we won’t receive support from the retail industry. So the Revolution will be released prior to that period.” He reiterated that he wants the console to be inexpensive, or in other words, not priced like the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Gamecube Advanced goes one step further to say that the Revolution will be in North America before Japan; however, I don’t see any official quotes mentioning that, and they’re the only site saying it, so my hunch is it’s one of those “mistranslations”.
Of course, this doesn’t tell us a lot, but it does set some official boundary lines though. Nintendo will be in it for the holiday battle this coming year, and it will likely go head-to-head with the PS3. There’s still no release date on the PS3; Sony is officially in the red zone for their initial Japanese launch in March (with an NA release late 2006), and the developers for the PS3 still do not have a final version of the system to test on. How will this play out? I think the tale will begin to come clear around the time of E3.Follow This Entry | Leave a Response | Trackback
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