Friday, September 16, 2005

Revolution Controller Finally Revealed (article)

The controller for Nintendo's upcoming Revolution home console system is a cordless remote-control-like device designed to be used with only one hand. Two small sensors placed near the TV and a chip inside the controller track its position and orientation, allowing the player to manipulate the action on screen by physically moving the controller itself. For example, you could slash an in-game sword by actually swinging the controller from side to side, turn a race car just by twisting your wrist, or aim your gun in a shooter by pointing the controller where you want to fire.

Whoa. Nintendo what are you doing?
...Actually I know what they are doing. They had a meeting one day that went like this:

"OK, so how do we compete with the PS3 and the Xbox 360?"
"We can't, they are bigger and better than us."
"Well what do we do then?"
"We do have a niche market with novelty and party games, we seem to be a must have for a party."
"Huh, so how can we exploit that?"
"Make it so that everybody wants us AND a PS3?"
"Good, go with that."

I think that Nintendo has given up trying to beat the other two, and instead of slowly starving to death (Sega), they changed course to not compete with PS3 and Xbox. I think that in the end (after all three new systems are out) everyone will want a PS3 or an Xbox, and a Revolution. Nintendo has a knack at making quirky or fun party games (as we have seen with the Gamecube). I think that Nintendo will abandon the idea of a serious gaming platform and go with something that everybody wants, which is fun games for every level of gamer, because looking at the controller it is sorta obvious that we are ganna have simple game controls for the new Revolution games....

Hopefully this idea for Nintendo will work.

1 comment:

The Math Ninja said...

Crazy. I gues that need to do something to make them special. And that would definatley do it. Do you think they'll still have a traditional style controller available?