Shocking news came from the SEGA camp today – news long-time fans of the brand have been waiting for patiently – SOL, a brand new gaming console, is set to launch Summer 2011.
We had resigned ourselves to the fact that SEGA Dreamcast was the last gaming system we’d ever see from the house that Sonic built, but it appears we shouldn’t have lost faith. The SEGA SOL, represented by a yellow sunburst logo, features multi-touch controls, a Blu-ray drive, expandable HDD slot, and full HD output. Best of all, the SEGA SOL will only set you back $19.99.
How is that possible? It’s quite genius really. Rather than sinking a ton of money into developing new technology, SEGA has simply created a dongle that plugs directly into your PS3, allowing you to hook up to eight iPod Touch handhelds as controllers. If you are an early adopter, SEGA clarified that all iPad models will also be supported by the device.
When asked why the PS3 and not the Xbox 360 or Wii, the SEGA rep told us: “We’ve already gone head to head with Sony and lost miserably. We’re now co-opting their technology for our own benefit and that of all gamers. With SOL Sony’s S.o.L. – sweet, sweet justice!”
The rep wasn’t sure why Apple technologies were also brought into the fold, the rep figured it was due to all the annoying advertising campaigns they’ve launched over the years: “While they’ve never directly attacked our business, the incessant iPhone commercials that have aired recently have been enough to warrant a little patent infringement.”