So we'll also see the console's final design.
Hopefully some of the games on the showfloor will have quick loading times, and then we'll at least know that the disc reading speed is fine...
It was the Saturn and it was the stupidest shit ever.
Didn't a console release like the next day after it was announced? I thought it was the Saturn, but I don't think that's right, because I remember Sony setting their date one week ahead to bone them.
With all the talk about Microsoft focusing on becoming an entertainment hub, I wonder if Nintendo might actually manage to beat them to the punch. Yeah, lulz, it doesn't even play DVDs - nobody gives a fuck though. My reasoning is pretty simple: They have the better box for the purpose. Small, subdued design, (hopefully) quiet, always on, always connected. It also has the best possible controller for such a device. It's also not like Nintendo has anything against media content - they have several partnerships with content providers all over the world (Netflix and Hulu in the US, BBC, Sky and Eurosport in Europe, Fuji and dentsu in Japan). And probably most important of all: They don't compete with any traditional media corporation and they don't have any agendas to push.
I wonder if it has changed significantly then. Dev kits have not shrunk or changed and are missing disc drives, then the retail unit will be bigger than what we saw at E3 2011 right? It might provide us another reason for them only focusing on the controller last E3 if the box itself is going to be a much different design.