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    Default Revolution - it's not about power

    Nintendo is officially refusing to get into 'mine's bigger' power arguments over its next-gen Revolution console.

    While the battle rages between Sony and Microsoft fans over whether Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 has more juice, Nintendo believes such spec-slinging is missing the point.

    While backtracking just far enough to say Revolution games will look brilliant - whether played on a high-definition TV or not - the company argues that looks are only skin deep. There should be more to next-gen gaming, they say, than just shiny graphics.

    The drive for hi-def visuals simply pushes the price of software up, contends Nintendo, as developing simultaneously for those with and without the required TVs takes so much extra time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraggster
    Nintendo is officially refusing to get into 'mine's bigger' power arguments over its next-gen Revolution console.

    While the battle rages between Sony and Microsoft fans over whether Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 has more juice, Nintendo believes such spec-slinging is missing the point.

    While backtracking just far enough to say Revolution games will look brilliant - whether played on a high-definition TV or not - the company argues that looks are only skin deep. There should be more to next-gen gaming, they say, than just shiny graphics.

    The drive for hi-def visuals simply pushes the price of software up, contends Nintendo, as developing simultaneously for those with and without the required TVs takes so much extra time.
    good reasoning.. thought they should not have released that information publicly. too many people are too dumb to understand this.

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    Something which many PAL TV owners dont appreciate is
    that HDTV is far more important to the US than it is to Europe.

    A PAL TV picture is much clearer than the US standard, with around 1/3
    more pixels than NTSC.

    As a rule, Americans tend to have big (40"+) TV's in the living room
    but sit quite far back from it. In the UK - people have smaller TV's
    (typically 28") and sit closer (smaller living rooms!). Also, there are
    many more widescreen TV owners in the UK. Most US TV's are still 4:3.

    If you sit close to an NTSC picture, particularly a big screen, you
    get bad pixelation and banding over the whole screen. Something PAL TV
    owners just dont get.

    The move to HD is a big step forward for Americans and I predict that
    its take-up will be much bigger in the US than in Europe, simply
    because they are used to a picture of such bad quality and will see a massive
    increase in clarity.

    Not having HD output will not be a huge problem for the rest of the
    world, but the US will probably demand it in the long run. NTSC just wont
    cut it.

    Regardless - I am eagerly awaiting the Revolution and will get one on
    release. The concept of this is really something to look forward to. If
    I want Hi-res I will just play on the PC.

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