Hi everyone, if you remember I posted a thread long time ago called the Nintendo nextgen console. In that thread (before the Wii U reveal) I said that in the future all the gaming industry will turn to digital and finally cloud gaming. Now it's happening, as a hardcore gamer I was hoping that Nintendo could buy Gaikai as a smart step to beat the competition before they take this step. Not only to improve the Nintendo's online network, but to offer a far better service than Sony and Microsoft. I remember when Iwata Sam said that the next Nintendo consoles will be use the 3G or 4G network, that means a very hight bandwidth for streaming games, movies, and every kind of online content. And this is the point: to use cloud streaming in games is a must an exclusively 4G network only for consoles to play games fluidity without lacks. This is a good point because the expensive cost of nextgen consoles, if the ps4 and xbox720 want to surpass the horsepower of a high-end computer or workstation it almost cost more than $400 or $500 each. To expensive for the relative consumer, but if they make consoles based in high streaming instead of horsepower they can reduce the cost to an affordable price. Imagine that the ps4 is a little console that appears without enough horsepower, but it could run games with a graphics level of a hollywood movie workstation almost 100 times better than the Wii U with a price bellow the $200 mark. Did you get excited? Don't you?
Well, I hope Nintendo could implement by itself a streaming service like Gaikai, but it will take them many years to accomplish that. So, by the time Sony has the advantage. Also, a lacking information from Microsoft reveals that they want to buy Onlive to catch the competency too.
What do you think about?