Nintendo Wii 2 specs leaked - report
Tue, 31 May 2011 12:42p.m.
We know it's coming. Nintendo confirmed it.
We know it's going to be at E3, they gave the nod to that too.
We've been told that it's powerful, with insiders stating: "Nintendo is doing this one right" and that the machine is "competitively specced".
But just how powerful will it prove to be? Until the device is sitting in big piles the back room of some unscrupulous eBay profiteering scumbag, while people queue outside stores hoping (in vain) to get their hands on one, the details are relatively open to speculation. Or, better yet, people searching for their 15 minutes in the spotlight could make up any old stuff and hope that people carry it as fact.
Is that what's happening here? Or have My Nintendo News, a wordpress blog, got the drop on everyone by leaking specs for the upcoming console?
If true, the numbers suggest an extremely powerful console, far more so than anything else on the market (if not quite a generational leap ahead). The numbers (repeated below), for those of you who aren't gearheads, seem to eclipse the PS3 and Xbox 360 in all important respects, suggesting a machine which will be capable of monumental feats - it wouldn't be outlandish to imagine that a machine so equipped could actually pull off a good looking, fast moving game at 1080p for example (something beyond the capability of current consoles).
So is it true or the delusions of a fame-mad fanboy, hoping to steal some of the spotlight ahead of the system's reveal next week?
Decide for yourself:
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6/06/2011 12:24:46 p.m.
I got a semi reading those specs. wont be true tho.
1/06/2011 8:01:07 a.m.
It would be SOOOO epic if all this was true. If IGN was right about most of its speculations, then Project Cafe WILL feature Wii and gamecube compatibility. I wouldn't have anytthing against that.
It would be even more awesome if they still have Gamecube controller ports.
I am personally a HUGE fan of the Super Smash Brothers franchise and sticking with my Gamecube controller for it would make it more comfortable for me. Maybe the new controller will work just fine too.
1/06/2011 3:33:24 a.m.
I thought Nintendo already said they were not going to put Hard drives on the cafe, or Blue ray?
1/06/2011 1:12:34 a.m.
Cloud 9 wrote:
There's no way it has blue ray and is cable of playing game cube disc. That's just extra cost which is not necessity. Nintendo has said itself don't believe everything you read about the wii 2 rumors. Plus the speed of that graphics chip should at least be 900mhz. If it does play game cube games then its something custom made with another company and 50gb seems a bit much for a disc. The developers are already taking very long for some of these games to come out and giving them more space on a disc to add some more crap would seem counter intuitive.
31/05/2011 9:58:24 p.m.
Tom Parkin wrote:
Fake, Nintendo have already said it will not contain a hard drive, i also highly doubt the backwards compatibility will go back as far as the gamecube, let alone the wii.
31/05/2011 9:28:28 p.m.
512MB RAM is low for a pc but it's the same amount as what's inside the PS3, although that is split between system and graphics RAM.
I'll take these with a pinch of salt yet it would be good to see Nintendo with the most powerful machine on the market again. They haven't done that since the N64, and that only failed due to the stupid decision to stick to cartridges.
31/05/2011 8:10:22 p.m.
I'm wondering that if this truly is the next generation of consoles, what the prices will be like. I'm only just now getting a PS3, and that was expensive enough - I'd like to think that the PS3/Xbox market is going to last a bit longer, or at least benefit from having Nintendo's new competitor being outpriced as far as the market goes. Then I realise how unfair that would be on Nintendo, and I really don't want them to have the 3DS and an overpriced console at the same time - such a headstart might not actually work out to be a very good head start after all. Hopefully though if they do overprice themselves to begin with, it at least benefits them in the end.
31/05/2011 6:54:13 p.m.
But watch the ps3 and 360 nuthuggers say ah I still won't buy it cos it's Nintendo!!Softcore gamers wouldn't even buy it if gears of war was on it cos that's how lame new gamers are and I'm 26.
31/05/2011 6:19:42 p.m.
Nintendo has ONE CHANCE left. .to draw us back-in to true gaming glory. I love my wii, but its time for n64 era stuff again. Please
31/05/2011 5:36:34 p.m.
If these specs are right and the machine is an easy port for Xbox titles, third party devs would be insane not to support it. Sure they would want help with the scheduling of software release dates, so as not to go head to head with Nintendos own titles, but an easy port to what is bound to be a sizeable user base, even if the new machine did not match the sales of the Xbox or PS3, what have third party devs got to loose?
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