Six Reasons Why You Need a Revolution

Revolution will be better than the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Put together. It'll be more compelling, more interesting, more exciting and have better games. Crazy talk? The inane twitterings of a shattered mind? Unfocused fanboy enthuseo-blab? Not a bit of it. Revolution will be bestest. And you'd be a donkey to think otherwise. Here's why.

1) It'll cost you less

Let's start with what matters most: money. Who cares if Solid Snake hacks up a photorealistic lung if it takes a second mortgage to see it? Sony and Microsoft are taking the "mine's bigger" approach to gaming by flashing high definition images, and admittedly breathtaking movies, across the internet, hoping you'll bite and blow a ton of cash on the console and a brand new HDTV to experience it on.

The Revolution has been described as "twice as good as GameCube" when it comes to horsepower. While this isn't the final image you should walk away with, it is important to realize the Revolution is not designed to compete with the 360 or PS3 when it comes to graphics. It's all about the controller and brand new gameplay. Of course it's the latter that's the very reason people enjoy games in the first place. Visuals are only there to service that.

Above: Sony promises you'll need to " more hours to buy one." Score one, Revolution.

By trimming the fat, the Revolution will launch as the cheapest of the three consoles, possibly by $100 or more. Reliable sources peg the console at a maximum of $300; it's entirely feasible the console will retail for $200. That's one hell of deal, even if each blade of grass in the next Zelda won't look like it was handcrafted by a professional landscaping service. Think of games looking twice as nice as Metroid Prime 2 or Resident Evil 4. That should still be pretty amazing. And with developers freed from concentrating so heavily on graphics, the budgets of games will fall, opening up more creativity in titles.

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.