1Up has yet another feature on the Revolution in which they talk with game developers regarding Nintendo’s forthcoming Revolution console. From the article: “Is the controller what makes people buy a console in the first place? I think they spend more of the time looking at the packaging, the logo or the console design itself. When was the last time you even saw a controller in a TV ad for a game?”
Until we see playable games, a lot of questions are still up in the air. What do you think?
See, this is Shigeru Miyamoto’s work in molding the industry into the emphasis of a paradigm shift: where as opposed to looking at the packaging, the console design itself, it’s focuses on the controller for buying the Revolution. This could be an analogy where the graphics and the system hardware does not matter where the innovation confronts all.
Miyamoto has trained the industry, but there are certain lessons – about the value of subtlety and imagination, about the art of emergence – that it has yet to learn. Likewise, the industry has not yet trained him. And probably never will. – http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.01/nintendo.html?pg=3&topic=&topic_set=
Since you asked, When was the last time you even saw a controller in a TV commercial, the answer is tat there hasn’t been any. But the this pursuit pushes beyond graphics and it’s ability of innovation and imagination.
This is a very special case concerning controllers. The way I understad is that major franchise games like Madden will be on Revolution with extrta controller features. Nintendo is making themeselves more exclusive while the others Just improve what they have (360 has a smaller controller out of the box)
I’d rather play the 360’s controller than the PS3 boomerang, and I’d leave them both at the store if a Revolution for $200 less with new and additial gameplay was siting next to them.
These days people look more at system capabilities or at least they claim to. I know a fair few people that would not buy an X-Box at first because the controller was as big as a Dreamcast.
I don’t have the reports to back it up, but I am sure that once they made smaller Xbox controllers their system sales went up. I am almost certian.
People don’t look at individual things when buying a console, they look at the overall picture. Suck or rock?
“I don’t have the reports to back it up, but I am sure that once they made smaller Xbox controllers their system sales went up.”
As soon as that controller S became standard and the price dropped to $180 or so, i bought me one. The controller was the main reason. If ppl think controllers aren’t considered when buying a system, ask them if they’d rather have a 360 controller or a Duke in the 360. The thing was a big hindrance; obviously MS knows this, otherwise they wouldn’t have made 360’s so much smaller.
Eh, I guess I’m in the minority but I prefered (and still prefer) the big Xbox controllers (“manly” controllers, as we called them).
I agree the big x box controller is the best
Diffrent strokes make the world go around, but smaller controllers make XBox more buyable.