Today Nintendo finally revealed what has long been rumored to be its next console. Let’s get it out the way. Yes, I’m highly excited. This is the first console in a long time that not only has peaked my interest but has me waiting in anticipation. Just thinking about the possibilities gets me riled up. This is the console I’ve wanted for most of my adult life.
Okay, the title for this article sounds like my reactions should be positive. And for the most part they are. I’m excited about a lot of what was shown today, but I’m also stunned by the timing of some of these announcements. Mainly the hardware announcements. But first let’s dive into the software that was announced today.
E3 our gaming Mecca is upon us, it feels like each year it gets here earlier and earlier. The world famous expo kicked was kicked off today by none other than EA and was then followed up by Bethesda later in the evening. Both conferences were jam packed with amazing announcements.
I woke up this morning, the day after the events of the Sony press conference in NYC to announce some specs of the PS4 and another press conference. I wasn’t in attendance as I had other pressing matters, but after reading what seemed like the opinion of every game journalist on the internet I was left feeling dissappointed and relieved at the same time. I, like everyone else, wanted to see a prototype console at the least, but was given a spec sheet and shown what the yet-to-be unveiled system could possibly do. On the flip side, I got some actual work done around the office and home.
Upon waking up this morning, I had a revelation. Not just about the PS4, but about the entire video game console industry. It’s an idea that could change the landscape of video games as we know it, or it could be just noise coming out the side of my of my neck.