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Saturday, March 25, 2006

1,000 Games For Revolution?

The following story was taken from Here is what they had to say.... interesting tidbits of info. Did I miss the 1,000 games part?

"We already knew Nintendo has a ton of games available, but did you know that there will be thousands available online with the Nintendo Revolution? Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said Thursday that Nintendo will offer an online download service for more than 1,000 "classic" game titles for its next-generation game console, currently code-named the Nintendo Revolution.

By offering classic types of games, like Super Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda, along with new ones, Nintendo hopes to better compete with Microsoft and Sony, Iwata said. With this news, the battle royal of online services between Nintendo, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 continues to heat up.
Of course, with this proposed online distribution system you get both the popularity of emulators and retro-gaming added to being able to provide huge libraries of games in a Netflix-style way.

In a joint effort with Sega, Nintendo will be able to develop a “virtual console” service for the Revolution that could feature hundreds and maybe thousands of old games from consoles such as the NES and Sega Genesis. We still don't know whether the games will be true remakes or just emulated. And the pricing is yet to be determined, but having the ability to play the classics is definitely a plus for this Revolution."