Revolution HD Movement
HD is coming. HD is coming! Well, not if you’re a Nintendo fan. The Revolution, as I reported earlier, will not support HD. Which is not a good thing. And there are lots of people who think so, not just my friend Steve and me. A guy named Tim Forbrook heads up 1080up.org, a website dedicated to getting the giant Nintendo to change their mind. A noble endeavour, but I think ultimately a failed one. Just my opinion of course. I’m rather cynical when it comes to trying to change the minds of big movers and shakers. I want Sony to change the PS3 controller to add triggers (like the Xbox controller) but I don’t think I’ll succeed in getting them to do that. Mind you, I didn’t create a website around the topic, just a mention in a couple articles, but hey. So I think that Mr. Forbrook will get just a little bit more publicity for his crusade than I will, and that can only help his cause. I wish Mr. Forbrook the best of luck, and I hope that I’m wrong. Blogcritics has an interview with the man, with a couple good answers like this one:
Nintendo has gone on record as stating only 1% of Gamecube owners own the (component) cable needed to showcase that consoles progressive scan capability. Does that not mean there’s no market for it?
I don’t think so. I think the market is there. Nintendo really hasn’t made known to anybody how to get these component cables. I had to order mine from Nintendo.com a couple of years ago after finding out from an EB Games manager that they weren’t available in stores. I think Nintendo could have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled their sales of the cable by just letting people know where to get them. Combine that with the fact that HDTV is relatively new to the casual electronics consumer, and it should be expected that the cables would have sold poorly in this generation. In the next generation, however, people are going to be actively looking for these cables as HDTV will be the standard and the average consumer will know what component cables are.