Vive la Revolution!
An article I read recently made the case that the Nintendo Revolution would be the eventual winner in the upcoming generation of videogames (via a Kotaku post). It makes a compelling argument, so good that it almost convinced me.
To summarize, the article postulates that:
- Videogames have become rather stale recently, and malaise is beginning to show itself in the gaming community.
- The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 merely continue along the same track as their predecessors, and cost more (article cites rumor that Playstation 3 may cost $500, a sizable chunk of change).
- The Nintendo Revolution is likely to cost less, and deliver a different gaming experience, due to its unique controller (pictured, with system, at right).
- Therefore, the Revolution will win out.
- Sony and Microsoft are financial powerhouses, and can afford to support a system for the long haul. They will not back out should the fight prove to be a tough one.
- Nintendo has alienated a good deal of the gaming population with 2 less-than-successful (at least, imagewise) systems. The dearth of software for the Nintendo 64 was painful, and the Gamecube has also lacked the spectacular 3rd-party support that the Playstation 2 and Xbox systems enjoy.
- Power. The Revolution will apparently be less powerful than its competition. Never discount the power of, well, power.
I asked the future-predicting monkey Bonzo, and he announced, without hesitation, that the winner of the console war will be...Intellivision.
(pic from wikipedia)