Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Gamespot has an article (linked) regarding Nintendo's recent announcement in a Japanese newspaper that the Revolution will be released before Thanksgiving 2006, with a fairly final model at this year's E3 (in May, as always - Tech Wrap will have coverage). This denies the rumors that the new console would not be released until 2007. Based on the way these announcements usually work, I'd expect the Revolution to be released around October with supply growing through the holidays. I wouldn't expect Nintendo to do the same thing Microsoft did with the XBox 360 and have a severe shortage. Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, who gave the interview, reiterated that the Revolution will sell for a price considerably lower than the 360.