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Anonymous
May 28, 2004 4:52:09 PM

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http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/05/28/rt...

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Nintendo talking about a 'Revolution' for gamers
Reuters, 05.28.04, 5:26 AM ET


TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.OS> said on Friday it
has codenamed its next-generation home console "Revolution", cementing
a pledge to offer video game fans an entirely different gaming
experience from current machines.

The company said on Thursday it would like to debut a new game machine
at next year's E3, the game industry's annual trade show usually held
in May, but Nintendo officials said it would be wrong to call
Revolution a successor to its current GameCube console.

"This won't be a continuation, but rather something entirely
different," Nintendo Senior Managing Director Yoshiro Mori said at an
analyst's briefing. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters
earlier this month that the next-generation game machine would change
how people now play video games, sitting in front of a television
holding a controller.

The Kyoto-based game maker said it plans to boost research and
development (R&D) costs 27 percent from a year ago to 20 billion yen
($180 million) in the business year ending March 31, in part to fund
development costs for Revolution.

Nintendo generated buzz at this year's E3 with a new dual-screened
handheld game called "DS", which will come with two, three-inch (7.6
cm) LCD screens, one of which is touch-sensitive and works with a
pen-like device.

The company forecast on Thursday that it plans shipments of 3.5
million "DS" machines this business year, but Nintendo's Mori said the
potential is much bigger.

"If it is well received by consumers, it's not out of the question to
see shipments rise to 10 or 15 million units in the next business
year," Mori said.
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Nintendo has the advantage of letting its partners, notably ATI and
IBM, carry most of the R&D cost for development of Nintendo's chipset
for the next console. this was also probably true of Gamecube.
June 1, 2004 4:25:27 AM

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Anyone else worried Nintendo's next console is going to be something stupid?
I'am. The only way I want to play video games is by sitting in front of a
TV holding a controller.


R420 <radeonr420@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:51488ce2.0405281152.729fa51@posting.google.com...
> http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/05/28/rt...
>
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
> Nintendo talking about a 'Revolution' for gamers
> Reuters, 05.28.04, 5:26 AM ET
>
>
> TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.OS> said on Friday it
> has codenamed its next-generation home console "Revolution", cementing
> a pledge to offer video game fans an entirely different gaming
> experience from current machines.
>
> The company said on Thursday it would like to debut a new game machine
> at next year's E3, the game industry's annual trade show usually held
> in May, but Nintendo officials said it would be wrong to call
> Revolution a successor to its current GameCube console.
>
> "This won't be a continuation, but rather something entirely
> different," Nintendo Senior Managing Director Yoshiro Mori said at an
> analyst's briefing. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters
> earlier this month that the next-generation game machine would change
> how people now play video games, sitting in front of a television
> holding a controller.
>
> The Kyoto-based game maker said it plans to boost research and
> development (R&D) costs 27 percent from a year ago to 20 billion yen
> ($180 million) in the business year ending March 31, in part to fund
> development costs for Revolution.
>
> Nintendo generated buzz at this year's E3 with a new dual-screened
> handheld game called "DS", which will come with two, three-inch (7.6
> cm) LCD screens, one of which is touch-sensitive and works with a
> pen-like device.
>
> The company forecast on Thursday that it plans shipments of 3.5
> million "DS" machines this business year, but Nintendo's Mori said the
> potential is much bigger.
>
> "If it is well received by consumers, it's not out of the question to
> see shipments rise to 10 or 15 million units in the next business
> year," Mori said.
>
____________________________________________________________________________
___
>
> Nintendo has the advantage of letting its partners, notably ATI and
> IBM, carry most of the R&D cost for development of Nintendo's chipset
> for the next console. this was also probably true of Gamecube.
Anonymous
June 1, 2004 4:25:28 AM

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nintendo has to take a chance and make a radical new design. (anyone
remember virtual boy ?).

but overall, nintendo is the market leader in handheld gaming. So they have
no choice but to innovate. I for one , am ready to buy myself a nintendo -DS
when it comes out.

Andrew


"Monkey" <gameace@ncweb.com> wrote in message
news:10bo0srbccqgtc2@corp.supernews.com...
> Anyone else worried Nintendo's next console is going to be something
stupid?
> I'am. The only way I want to play video games is by sitting in front of a
> TV holding a controller.
>
>
> R420 <radeonr420@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:51488ce2.0405281152.729fa51@posting.google.com...
> > http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/05/28/rt...
> >
> >
>
____________________________________________________________________________
> ___
> > Nintendo talking about a 'Revolution' for gamers
> > Reuters, 05.28.04, 5:26 AM ET
> >
> >
> > TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.OS> said on Friday it
> > has codenamed its next-generation home console "Revolution", cementing
> > a pledge to offer video game fans an entirely different gaming
> > experience from current machines.
> >
> > The company said on Thursday it would like to debut a new game machine
> > at next year's E3, the game industry's annual trade show usually held
> > in May, but Nintendo officials said it would be wrong to call
> > Revolution a successor to its current GameCube console.
> >
> > "This won't be a continuation, but rather something entirely
> > different," Nintendo Senior Managing Director Yoshiro Mori said at an
> > analyst's briefing. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters
> > earlier this month that the next-generation game machine would change
> > how people now play video games, sitting in front of a television
> > holding a controller.
> >
> > The Kyoto-based game maker said it plans to boost research and
> > development (R&D) costs 27 percent from a year ago to 20 billion yen
> > ($180 million) in the business year ending March 31, in part to fund
> > development costs for Revolution.
> >
> > Nintendo generated buzz at this year's E3 with a new dual-screened
> > handheld game called "DS", which will come with two, three-inch (7.6
> > cm) LCD screens, one of which is touch-sensitive and works with a
> > pen-like device.
> >
> > The company forecast on Thursday that it plans shipments of 3.5
> > million "DS" machines this business year, but Nintendo's Mori said the
> > potential is much bigger.
> >
> > "If it is well received by consumers, it's not out of the question to
> > see shipments rise to 10 or 15 million units in the next business
> > year," Mori said.
> >
>
____________________________________________________________________________
> ___
> >
> > Nintendo has the advantage of letting its partners, notably ATI and
> > IBM, carry most of the R&D cost for development of Nintendo's chipset
> > for the next console. this was also probably true of Gamecube.
>
>
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Anonymous
June 2, 2004 3:15:19 PM

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"Andrew Keith" <andrew@jukenworld.com> wrote in message news:<40bc18b0_1@news.tm.net.my>...
> nintendo has to take a chance and make a radical new design. (anyone
> remember virtual boy ?).
>
> but overall, nintendo is the market leader in handheld gaming. So they have
> no choice but to innovate. I for one , am ready to buy myself a nintendo -DS
> when it comes out.

I for one will not be buying a DS. It doesn't appeal to me at all.
It's too big, and I hate having to use a stylus (I have a Zire 71 for
that). With Nintendo, different != good. I want to see a handheld with
a similar form factor of the GBA SP, but with more power to do true 3d
games, to be able to compete with the PSP. Ideally a portable gamecube
that also is backwards compatible to GBA/GB games.
Anonymous
June 4, 2004 5:21:28 AM

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harrisonm7@home.com (Mike Harrison) wrote in message news:<471417c6.0406021011.47e3b4d4@posting.google.com>...
> "Monkey" <gameace@ncweb.com> wrote in message news:<10bo0srbccqgtc2@corp.supernews.com>...

I don't want different, I want better...


I couldn't have put it better (or differently).

I will happily foresake any ridiculous control method or binary
crotch-interface for a machine which is based on sheer brute power and
ease of use.

And has some decent racing games :) 
!