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Revolution Less Powerful

Recently some supposed specs for the Revolution have been doing the rounds, and I’ve reported on them myself. I’ve heard from several sources now that these rumours and totally inaccurate. This is quite disappointing, because the specs were quite impressive and would have put the Revolution in the same league as the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata reiterated previous statements that the Revolution wouldn’t be as powerful as the Xbox 360 and PS3.

“If you are just going to compare the spec sheets and spec numbers, Revolution may not have an equal or higher number as the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. But the fact of the matter is that if people are going to connect our machine and their machine to an ordinary TV set at home and try to compare the differences, I really don’t think that they can tell such a huge difference between the machines,”

Rather, Nintendo seems to be putting all their emphasis on innovative hardware and gameplay. This may even be a good direction for them. For all those hardcore gamers out there who buy more than one system, the first system will be an Xbox 360 or PS3, but in many cases, I’m betting the second will be a Revolution. I’m not saying that’s enough, mind you, but it’ll help. And if you’re like me, you’ll be really curious as to what Nintendo comes up with.

IGN – Revolution Less Powerful