The information comes from the Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK and it states that the Revolution stand actually acts as a power supply, effectively turning a humongous power brick into an aesthetically pleasing part of the design. It seems like a solid and attractive idea, but something doesn't quite add up. If the stand is the only way of powering the Revolution, the console is restricted to a vertical position--bad news for those with cramped entertainment stands.
The news also doesn't match up with the Revolution's patent drawings, which clearly show the machine having a traditional port for a power cable and little pads on the side to allow for horizontal placement. If there's any indication of a power connector on the actual stand, we can't see it. While the scan from the magazine could have easily been manipulated into a hoax, it may be possible that the author of the article was privy either to a newly designed stand with a power cable running from the back....or a large cache of drugs. We thought about Nintendo selling a rechargeable power stand for truly wireless gaming purposes, but even that seems a little too far-fetched.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19