Revolution Coming in Later Half of 2006?

source: NNow
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With the Nintendo Revolution launch date shrouded in mystery, many eager fans have searched and rummaged for any indications as to when that exact time might be. Around E3 2005, the only official word was that it would be released sometime in 2006. Such a vague time-frame left many Nintendo fans unsatisfied and rumor upon rumor began to appear across the Internet.  For the most part, industry rumors leaned towards a Spring 2006 release date. This speculation was fueled by comments from Nintendo Executives who repeatedly stated that the Revolution would launch competitively with their respective competitors, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Five months have passed and still no further evidence able to narrow down the Revolution’s launch window has surfaced… until now that is!

Upon calling the Nintendo-Hotline (1-425-885-7529), a friend to one of the Nintendo Now Executives uncovered a recorded comment which states and I quote, that the Revolution will arrive “in the later half of 2006.”

The complete recorded statement is as follows:

“As the company with the strongest heritage of innovation, Nintendo moves the bar for all next-gen systems by employing a wide-ranging strategy that will attract more kinds of gamers to more kinds of games. When Nintendo’s new console, codenamed Revolution, arrives in the later half of 2006, everyone will discover the meaning of all-access gaming.”

To make this even more intriguing, back at E3 2005, Nintendo released this same exact statement in an official press release. The only difference between the two was that it merely stated 2006 and nothing more. This seemingly non-important fact actually has some further implications tied to it. More specifically, the recording from Nintendo’s Hotline went on to further explain the recently announced “freestyle” controller for the Nintendo Revolution. This means that the recording was done after the Tokyo Game Show. In other words, sometime between E3 2005 and TGS 2005, Nintendo added the “later half” qualification to “2006”.

While this evidence doesn’t reveal the exact Revolution launch date, it at least helps to further narrow down the estimated time frame. Could gamers be seeing a Holiday 2006 release? The answer to that question only Nintendo knows.

source: NNow
Igncubes-nintendo-revolution-faq-20050525023041926_thumb

With the Nintendo Revolution launch date shrouded in mystery, many eager fans have searched and rummaged for any indications as to when that exact time might be. Around E3 2005, the only official word was that it would be released sometime in 2006. Such a vague time-frame left many Nintendo fans unsatisfied and rumor upon rumor began to appear across the Internet.  For the most part, industry rumors leaned towards a Spring 2006 release date. This speculation was fueled by comments from Nintendo Executives who repeatedly stated that the Revolution would launch competitively with their respective competitors, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Five months have passed and still no further evidence able to narrow down the Revolution’s launch window has surfaced… until now that is!

Upon calling the Nintendo-Hotline (1-425-885-7529), a friend to one of the Nintendo Now Executives uncovered a recorded comment which states and I quote, that the Revolution will arrive “in the later half of 2006.”

The complete recorded statement is as follows:

“As the company with the strongest heritage of innovation, Nintendo moves the bar for all next-gen systems by employing a wide-ranging strategy that will attract more kinds of gamers to more kinds of games. When Nintendo’s new console, codenamed Revolution, arrives in the later half of 2006, everyone will discover the meaning of all-access gaming.”

To make this even more intriguing, back at E3 2005, Nintendo released this same exact statement in an official press release. The only difference between the two was that it merely stated 2006 and nothing more. This seemingly non-important fact actually has some further implications tied to it. More specifically, the recording from Nintendo’s Hotline went on to further explain the recently announced “freestyle” controller for the Nintendo Revolution. This means that the recording was done after the Tokyo Game Show. In other words, sometime between E3 2005 and TGS 2005, Nintendo added the “later half” qualification to “2006”.

While this evidence doesn’t reveal the exact Revolution launch date, it at least helps to further narrow down the estimated time frame. Could gamers be seeing a Holiday 2006 release? The answer to that question only Nintendo knows.

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