Developers preparing playable Revolution software for E3 2006 will soon be receiving the fourth SDK which should provide 90-95% of the final system’s achievable performance. According to IGN’s development sources, final developments kits are expected to be made widely available around June of this year. A number of software houses admitted that studios familiar with GameCube achitecture would find little difficulty in getting their Revolution projects up and running with due speed. In regards to Revolution’s horsepower, many developers were finding it to be quite sufficient, also saying that the uniqueness of the controller made up for any lower amount of raw power. On a final note, most studios working on Revolution titles think the console could retail under $200 US, possibly as low as $150.
In other words, Nintendo is moving down the train tracks with a full head of steam. Sony is still trying to figure out if it has a track to put the PS3 on. . .
Also, the development kit costs the developers about one tenth the price of the PS2 dev kits.