This is a reaction from Nintendo on the rumours floating around what might be inside the Revolution. To quote: Our competitors would have you believe that the next generation of gaming will be solely defined by high definition graphics. High definition graphics look fantastic, but come at a price. To shine, high definition games must be played on high definition televisions, which arenâ€™t cheap. Games with high definition graphics are expensive to develop because they must be developed in both standard and high definition formats. Those development costs are passed on to you in the form of more expensive software. Finally, playing games with high definition graphics requires a system with loads of RAM and costly high-end graphics chips, both of which make it prohibitively expensive for most consumers.
Sharper graphics are certainly part of the next generation. We know that games for the Revolution will look brilliant whether played on a standard television or on a high definition television. However, is that all there is to next-generation gaming? We feel that sharper graphics should be combined with a new way to interface with the game itself. Our controller is a sharp departure from the current standard, to be sure, but it will provide a level of interactivity you canâ€™t get currently.
We believe in providing a single system that can play not only the previous generationâ€™s titles, but also games from a massive library built over 20 years of creating innovative and exciting games. We also believe in providing a complete wireless online experience right out of the box.
Nintendo has created a gaming system that is sleek and compact in size, powers up quickly with minimal load times, makes game development easy and fast, is easy to use, and is affordable for everyone. – Ok, so we can’t argue with that interesting perspective. But since we can’t play it yet, their press release doesn’t show specifications, so it doesn’t confirm nor deny, and Nintendo won’t show videogame footage either. That leaves us with a whole lot of nothing. At least Microsoft has arrived and Sony showed their details. E3 can’t come soon enough next year.