Gentlemen, Meet The "Winner"
Posted by Damien McFerran
We imagine Sony, Nintendo and MS are quite scared
The horrible notion of poor quality clones of existing console hardware is certainly nothing new, but this particular knock-off struck us as worthy of note. A nightmarish combination of the Wii's motion sensitive control system and the PS3's awkward design, the "Winner" promises all kinds of fun for kids that can't afford a proper console.
Taken from Engadget:
An eager tipster sent in a pic and some info on what appears to be some sort of PS3 clone called "Winner" – think Vii meets PS3. While the Vii concentrated on mimicking (horribly, but still) the Wii's feature set, the Winner is all about mimicking the PS3's myriad media functionalities. That means a photo player, karaoke functions, SDHC for media storage. But it's all about the (really crappy) games, right? Winner is going to be packing 2D and 3D graphics with online and motion sensing features (note the totally not-a-Wiimote controller). How much would you expect to pay for the privilege? Did you say $600? No! Did you say $400? No! How does $120-150 sound? At that bargain basement price, these things are really going to go fast; good thing they're promising 3 million consoles for the Japanese and North American markets.