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Nintendo Aims for Global Launch, More Sales

by Michael Cole - October 26, 2005, 1:37 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: GameSpot, Nikkei Business

Satoru Iwata says his company hopes to launch Revolution in multiple regions simultaneously.

GameSpot reports that in an interview with Nikkei Business, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed the Revolution launch will be sometime next fiscal year (starting in April). Iwata also says Nintendo wants to synchronize the regional launches "as much as possible."

Iwata also reiterated that Nintendo is not content with its diminishing home console marketshare, and will consider Revolution a complete failure if it does not sell more units during its lifetime than the Nintendo GameCube (18.76 million units shipped since June).


DasmosOctober 25, 2005

I still think Australia will get it last, but least Australia shouldn't get it too much later than other parts of the globe.

ThePermOctober 25, 2005

i never understood why austrailia gets so jipped

Aussie Ben PGCBen Kosmina, Staff AlumnusOctober 25, 2005

Oh come on, everyone knows that Australia isn't counted as a part of the "world". face-icon-small-smile.gif

ShyGuyOctober 26, 2005

Are they going to release the Revolution in China?

KirbySStarOctober 26, 2005

That would make a lot of sense since a virtual system of sorts has seemed to work out pretty well over there already.

It would be pretty cool to have an official system over in China.

Also, <3 Ben's avatar so much.

Just like he hoped to launch around the same time as the competition, but we'll see what happens.

RABicleOctober 26, 2005

I'm putting $50 (AUS) on the table to bet that the Australian launch is at LEAST 6 months behind.

vuduOctober 27, 2005

I'll take that bet.

What's $50 (AUS)? Like $2.50 US, right?

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