Revolution plans Xbox 360 coup

The Revolution is often dismissed as a quirky, cartoon-like figure on the sidelines of the real next-gen console face off, but Ninty’s baby won’t be b

The Revolution is often dismissed as a quirky, cartoon-like figure on the sidelines of the real next-gen console face off, but Ninty’s baby won’t be bullied – it’s even vowed to outsell the Xbox 360.

The claim, from US sales and marketing boss Reggie Fils-Aime, was accompanied by more details about the console’s launch. The main news is that Nintendo is determined not to miss this year’s pre-Christmas sales battle – a European launch between June and December is highly likely.

It’s also optimistic about avoiding the supply fiasco that has dogged the Xbox 360 thanks to its simpler hardware, and is targeting a much more gamer-friendly price of under $300 (£170).

This won’t, of course, get you a high-def, photo-realistic gaming experience, but Fils-Aime rightly pointed out that there is a big market for an alternative gaming experience that doesn’t have pretensions of taking over your lounge, like the multimedia 360 and PS3.  

The first public showcase of a working revolution will be at E3 this May, but some more details are likely to emerge at a Nintendo event next Tuesday (24th January). We will, of course, be there to fill you in on any more details about the lateral-thinking, gaming dark horse – until then, have a gawk at the official site.