Sega Revolution

I’ve got a nagging suspicion that in all the furore over who’s going to come out on top between Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo could be the ones who are going to steal the show at E3. GDC has brought plenty of good news like the story that the PS3 will be region free for games, but even that has been overshadowed by the fact that the Revolution will play Mega Drive games.

While Microsoft and Sony are fighting each other to get through the front door Nintendo are silently slipping themselves in through the back with fantastic news after fantastic news. The DS has shown that the unique inputs can power the games, Twilight Princess will be on it, and it’ll launch with a library of thousands from at least five great systems. I remember when I first saw the controller and thought Nintendo had finally lost it, but I’m starting to turn around very quickly. With this and PS3 launching around the same time I may end up having to choose which one to get first, and at the moment it’s not going to be much of a choice.

It’s slightly ironic of course that Sega’s best chance at attaining major console success is to have all their games on a Nintendo machine. Ten years ago I wouldn’t have believed that Sonic would be on a Nintendo console, let alone that all their Mega Drive games would be on one.

3 thoughts on “Sega Revolution

  1. That would be nice, but I think storage space and download size is the issue. It only has limited flash memory and space for SD cards, and while SD cards have gotten fairly cheap recently (I paid £50 for a 2GB one) those are going to fill up quickly if you’re downloading 650MB+ CD images. Older ROMs on the other hand? You can probably get every one that’s worth having on a 512MB card.

  2. Oh, you and all your facts and knowledge!

    I’d still pay that £50 – and I doubt i’d be the only one – for a chance to be able to get hold of a legal copies of stuff like Radiant Silvergun and Guardian Heroes. It would be too amazing to pass up. It wouldn’t matter how much the SD cards cost.

    The inclusion of the Turbographx in their list is just begging for an opportunity to bring Dracula X to the masses, also.

    I mean, if they tailor it right, it could be a total wet dream; an opportunity to legally acquire (and play) age-old games that cost way too bloody much to get hold of in their original form.

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