Amazon.com France has slipped a page with the European release date and price for Nintendo’s monolithic new game console, the Revolution. The release date is listed as June 15, 2006. The total, after conversion, would be about $365. European console prices tend to be a bit higher than here in the U.S., but this still sounds like a fool’s ransom given the Xbox 360’s $299-$399 pricetag. (Remember that Nintendo says its console will be less technologically advanced and thus cheaper than the Xbox 360 or PS3). Based on the GameCube’s 2001 launch cycle—it arrived in Europe six months after it debuted in N.A.—this leak gives credence to rumors that the Revolution could see a surprise 2005 launch.
Either that, or Nintendo is doing some very cheeky marketing
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