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 Nov 11, 2005 - 08:02 AM - by Michael
* Revolution won't be HD?

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Surprising news from CNN Money: Revolution will undoubtedly be cheaper than the Xbox360/PS3, but the tradeoff seems to be that it won't support high definition.

One thing's for sure: The Revolution will not support high definition video, a marked divergence from the path Microsoft (Research) and Sony (Research) are taking. And it's not something the company is re-thinking, despite the fervent hopes of some hardcore gaming fans.

Casual and non-gamers, the company feels, are less interested in flashy graphics than enjoyable games. And the large files that go hand in hand with high definition video result in "almost interminably long" load times for games, said Fils-Aime, something that would also be detrimental to a mainstream audience.

"What we'll offer in terms of gameplay and approachability will more than make up for the lack of HD," he said.
I bet it still does 480p, since the Gamecube is 480p native... but lack of higher resolutions is an interesting choice for them.
 

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