Revolution? Not till next year.

Written by Jason Cundall

May 20, 2005 // 1:34 p.m.

Tags: #e3-2006 #long-wait-for-revolution #nintendo-revolution #revolution

As we reported earlier in the week, Nintendo unveiled it's new console. However, they've been very tight lipped on specs for the gaming platform, and according to the BBC, they're going to be a long way behind the competitors when the hardware is finally out - seeing as real consoles won't be available to next year's E3. That gives Sony and Microsoft at least a 6 month head start:

Nintendo officials at the E3 games expo in Los Angeles suggested that the first opportunity to try out the Revolution would be at next year's show.

The machine was unveiled on Tuesday but few details were given about the machine or when it would go on sale.

In contrast, rivals Sony and Microsoft have provided detailed technical information about their new consoles.

Both feature powerful processors, as well as advanced graphics and display capabilities.

"Nintendo doesn't want to get into a specification shouting match," said Jim Merrick, the company's European Marketing Director. "I just don't think that it is relevant."


More here.

So Nintendo's E3 was little more than a 'look, we're going to release something as well' announcement - a paper launch with a snazzy looking injection moulded case, playing of the hype of the competitions offerings...

I'm guessing that the Revolution will be too late to the party to make any dent in the main contenders. Express your opinion here.

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