So I know if I can still make fun of Canadians because of that or if I have to go back to joking about their stupid Internet caps. (Full disclosure: I used to live in Canada and 40 GB a month is NOT enough!)
Is it still only out in Canada?
I genuinely doubt that would ever happen. It’s like wanting a phone that only does texts and calls.
Not really, no. The launch is probably the worst moment to introduce new IP because it’s really difficult to gauge interest. About a year to three after launch is probably the best time frame because you have a solid install base but interest in something “new” is still fresh. I think most of the new IPs from last gen all had their first game out in around that time frame. Gears of War, Uncharted, Bioshock, AssCreed, LBP, Batman Arkham, Borderlands, Infamous… the list goes on.
Compare this to sales numbers for Xbox 360. X360 didn’t even sell half as much in the same timeframe (despite having a bigger launch IIRC).
He wrote that he wants a “ninty system”, so obviously he wants a new Nintendo console. Just one, that has enough power to be competitive with the other two so that third party support is stronger.
Pretty much this. That they are going head-to-head in sales is brilliant news because competition will lead to better results for us gamers. Better exclusives, more incentives and so on. On the other hand, if one console has a monopoly, it has almost always lead to some really miserable results for the following console.