Beyond the Wand

Everyone's making a big fuss about the Revolution's motion-sensitive controller. And yes, the device could change the way games are played forever. It also stands an excellent chance of attracting gamers back who never touched a PS2 or Xbox. But there's more to this magic box than its eyebrow-raising wand.

The most immediate thing you'll notice about the Revolution is its slim and trim size: it's no bigger than two or three DVD cases stacked on top of each other. While the final color schemes haven't been shown, the overall look and finish is a sleek, stylish and downright sexy design that'll snuggle up to anyone's home theater setup.

Above: Notice how large the DVD appears next to the Revolution. This thing will fit anywhere.

The console will fully back the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection right out of the box. Nintendo DS owners are already using the service to play online matches and trade customizable content, but the Revolution will act as a hub for everything Nintendo. You'll be able to download games for the NES, Super NES and Nintendo 64 right onto the machine (for a fee, of course).

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.