I can tell you that I am definately NOT buying a PS3 for a long, long time.
I dropped $300(?) on the PS2 at launch, and then it broke 6 months later. Since that time I've gone through two more PS2's (cheap ones).
I'm not paying sony $600 for a system that I fully expect will break within a year.
I'm not going to pay ANYONE $600 for a gaming system, I could upgrade my PC to awesome status with that money.
I may buy an X360, but it'll take a price drop. I'm definately getting a Rev. though, between the NES, SNES, TG-16, N64, GC, Genesis, and whatever other systems's games come out on it; it'll give me more gameplay for less gamepay. Plus, I like the idea of the freestyle controller (For FPS's mostly).
I have a feeling it's going to go M$, Nintendo, Sony this generation. Sony just fucked themselves with the PS3's price; cause while a large portion of japanese people may be willing to drop that kind of money on it; the rest of the world won't be as quick.
@Flava - You can't tell me that that feature added wasn't a direct answer to the Wii's controller. I know it's been around for a while (Nintendo Gameboy actually: think Kirby's tilt and Tumble). Also, you CAN use a normal controller; not every game is going to use the remote.
Just found this, couldn't resist posting it.
Im gonna invest in a white DS Lite. The current DS is somewhat heavy, and the design actually digs into my hands! Its also been designed to match the design of Wii, and im a bitch when it comes to having a matching set
Yeh I agree with you Shab - Revolution will probably prove to be a big hit. I have a feeling that it will do exceptionally well compared to the Gamecube anyway. At the end of the day, whether Sony have tilt 'technology' or not - Sony can never say that they'll have NES, SNES, Gameboy, N64 games downloaded and playable on their system. I think that's a big advantage for the Rev anyway
Yeah, the virtual console is 50% of the reason I'm getting it, the gamecube games are another 20% (Robotech, Tales of Symphonia, and the ultimate ghostbusting game, Luigi's Mansion! [This would be freaking sweet on the revo!]), and the final 30% is for the new stuff (Red Steel and Joy of Painting [yes, I said joy of painting, Bob Ross is the man!])
Plus, I won't have to waste half a month's pay to get it.
@Flava - We could smear poo on a stick and it would sell better than the GC did. As long as we didn't call it "Virtual" stick or something.
@Pete - Err, SNES had tons of great games and not a single one was pokemon. Same could be said for genesis. Not for the N64 or TG-16 though (They had some good games, but some games is all these systems ever had.)
Bah! Halo 2 is STILL a generic FPS that tries too hard to be cooler than it is. Halo 3 better do something different.
I'm afraid to watch it as I think my fears of "Just another FPS with prettier GFX" will come true. Not that I dislike FPS's; one of my favorites in fact, there have just been so many FPS that have been much, much better (system shock 2, timesplitters, etc.)
Careful to remember that the PS3 controller (happily replacing the boomerang), while obviously based upon the nintendo idea, in no way comes close to the kind of functionality the revmote offers. Trying to play a game opened up by the revolution with a ps3 controller would be like trying to play paintball with a ping-pong paddle. The PS3 controller merely offers the kind of technology that nintendo offered a good couple years ago with that kirby tilt game on the game boy, whereas the WII would operate in 3d space.
I think its pretty obvious that Sony's move had no or little intention of actually improving game play through control, rather it was designed to pull in the niche of people attracted to the WII via its controller, but too mundane to realize the shortcomings of the boomerange replacement.
I just fear that nintendo will make a whole bunch more kiddy games and not tap into the awesome sorts of genres they could open up with the revmote. Imagine unreal tournament on the WII. Then again, consider that nintendo had ~2 M rated games on the GC that were worth playing