Typically, when a new video game system launches, it proves to be anticlimactic. The thrill of seeing the machine boot up the first time is very real - and the first time or two you play a game is always fun. But before long, you start to realize that the titles that came out alongside the system aren't as entertaining as you initially thought.
Nintendo has stated numerous times that its next generation video game machine will be less expensive than the competition. Now it appears that it might be on store shelves considerably earlier than many were expecting as well.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - While many of the games at E3 seem ready to be released within weeks, it's mostly an elaborate illusion. Demos specifically created for the show are fairly polished, but most of the games on display won't hit store shelves until the holidays - if not another year or two.
It's easy to hear about the gaming frenzy that is E3 and assume that all the titles on display are imminent. Most are playable either on the show floor on in private meeting rooms - and run fairly smooth.
More than 70,000 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) attendees have crammed into the L.A. Convention Center and surrounding venues to catch a glimpse of the future of the multibillion-dollar video game industry.