In a recent interview held at GDC, Nintendo‘s President Satoru Iwata
has indicated that the next-gen Revolution (or whatever it will
eventually be rechristened)
will not be enjoying a simultaneous worldwide release like its rivals
the PS3 and Xbox 360. Nintendo is still yet to announce an official
release date for the console but this is expected to be revealed around
E3 this year and most people are predicting an Autumn launch.
Iwata doesn’t see a worldwide launch as necessary for the sake of it,
for those of us further down the new technology pecking order it is a
bit of a shame. However Nintendo has been experiencing difficulty
manufacturing enough of the revamped DS Lite consoles to meet demand
and presumably by not committing to a simultaneous global rollout it will
help make sure there enough consoles to go around at the launch.
All this and more gaming news over at Games Digest.