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Wii U

Unread post by Lanarchy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:29 am

This post was original speculation and is now proven inaccurate. Scroll down or CLICK HERE for the updated information coming out of E3






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We have confirmed with multiple sources that this new home system is capable of running games at HD resolutions. There are conflicting reports, however, as to whether its graphics will be comparable to those on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – meaning it could surpass or fall short of those systems. Either way it will offer competitive specifications.
However, it's a positive sign that the system might be more than just an HD Wii.
We do not have confirmation if this new system will be backward compatible with the Wii or if it will even carry the Wii branding as has often been rumored. It is our understanding that Nintendo is trying to embrace the western gamer and will likely launch a new brand with this console. Around the office we have dubbed the system Nintendo HD. However, this information at this point is conjecture.
Speculation, rumors, counter-rumors by Nintendo... Once we have more details, this little box may look cool.

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Re: Nintendo HD

Unread post by Lanarchy » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:25 pm

Some websites seem to be referring to this as Nintendo Project Cafe, with some leaked pics, and mockup renderings. All still speculation.

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Re: Nintendo HD

Unread post by tyrelie » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:44 pm

CCCoooooollllll
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Re: Nintendo HD

Unread post by Hapkido Warrior » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:49 am

Look at that, looks like an xbox 360 controller.
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Re: Nintendo HD

Unread post by Lanarchy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:06 pm

Called the Wii U
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/htwfy/new_nintendo_console_wii_u_fact_sheet/ wrote:No. It's not just the controller. It's a whole full-fledged new console with a new controller to boot.
  • Launches: 2012

    Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
    New Controller: The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.

    Other Controls: Up to four Wii Remote™ (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii™ controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk™ controller, Classic Controller™, Classic Controller Pro™ and Wii Balance Board™.

    Media: A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.

    Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.

    Audio Output: Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.

    Storage: The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.

    CPU: IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.

    Other: Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

    (Taken from the Nintendo E3 2011 Press Release)
Pricing: "The price point of the system will be competitive to the current prices of the PS3, 360 in terms of value" (GTTV interview with Reggie)

Games announced: Smash Brothers, Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon Online, Darksiders II, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro: Last Night, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3, FIFA 12, Madden 12, Driver, Lego City Stories

Other facts: (GTTV interview with Reggie)
  • No BluRay Support
    Controller's screen is single-touch
    Backwards compatible with the Wii's Games, but no upscaling is done
Photos: Video:
  • E3 Tech Demo: [5] (Stream quality)

    Controller trailer: [6]
Looks pretty cool. I like the idea of not being forced to use your TV, and you can play on the controller. I don't like the idea of playing a shooting game, by holding up the big bulky controller. But then again, the wii isn't big on shooters anyway. Also, the controller looks expensive, with an HD screen built in. It will, however, support original Wii Remotes and nunchuks, etc.
"The price point of the system will be competitive to the current prices of the PS3, 360 in terms of value" Makes it sound like it will be $300-$400.
Also of note, they appear to be fully supporting external hard drives. The model will probably come with limited flash memory built in for a few saves. Will also help keep the cost initial cost down, since it won't need a $50 hard drive.

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Re: Wii HD

Unread post by tyrelie » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:18 pm

ya I gotta say it sounds great...except for that damn controler. Does not look fun to use..at all.....



So can the system be used stand alone with no TV at all?? Now that would be neat.
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Re: Wii HD

Unread post by Lanarchy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:06 pm

tyrelie wrote:So can the system be used stand alone with no TV at all?? Now that would be neat.
Yes, Watch the last youtube video, it shows just that.

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Re: Wii HD

Unread post by Blacktwin » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:03 pm

Still catching up on everything. Looks like Airplay shit with Nintendo. The 3rd party game announcements look tight,

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Re: Wii HD

Unread post by tyrelie » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:51 pm

Lanarchy wrote:
tyrelie wrote:So can the system be used stand alone with no TV at all?? Now that would be neat.
Yes, Watch the last youtube video, it shows just that.

Now that is a hell of an idea.
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Re: Wii HD

Unread post by Blacktwin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:18 pm

With the concept of having one person with the new controller w/ stylus and the other 4 or some player using the Wii motes or GC controllers I had visions of D&D. Where the new controller player could be seperated but in the same house and guide the rest along his adventure that he has created in real time or with some delay to allow the software to create the vision of what he wanted.

There is a developers' testimonial video which is probably BS but the fact that they are excited or paid to be excited is a good thing. Also with the touch screen of the new controller developers can create there own UI and keys for it. So like WoW's 12345... keys could be mapped to the touchscreen and the MMO UI would be less cluttered. WWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE UUUUUUUUUUU............. WUC!
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Re: Wii HD

Unread post by Lanarchy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:24 pm

Blacktwin wrote:With the concept of having one person with the new controller w/ stylus and the other 4 or some player using the Wii motes or GC controllers I had visions of D&D. Where the new controller player could be seperated but in the same house and guide the rest along his adventure that he has created in real time or with some delay to allow the software to create the vision of what he wanted.
Cool idea, sounds kind of like Dungeon Siege, with the DM option.

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Re: Wii U

Unread post by Lanarchy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:49 pm

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Tri-core, PowerPC based CPU with a 3MB L2 cache
3GB RAM in devkit; 1.5GB expected in retail
GPU API currently based on AMD r7xx series (Radeon 4000 series)
32MB eDRAM
Modern unified shader architecture
MSAA 2x, 4x, 8x
Multisample shader surface reading
Anisotropic filtering at 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Tesselation unit
Compute shader support
Stream out support
120MHz audio DSP
802.11 b/g/n wi-fi controller
4 USB slots
SD card slot
8GB internal storage
512 internal storage for OS
If anything, it’s likened to appear anywhere from 1.5x to 2x the power of the Xbox 360.

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Re: Wii U

Unread post by Lanarchy » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:13 pm

Nintendo Wii U release date is November 18th in US starting at $299.99

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The console will launch in two varieties: The $299.99 "Basic" version, which includes a white, 8GB Wii U console, a gamepad, AC adapters, a sensor bar, and an HDMI Cable. The $349.99 Deluxe edition includes all of that in a black, 32GB console, with charging cradles and a free copy of Nintendoland. The Deluxe Edition also includes access to the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which earns online shoppers rebates for downloadable Wii U titles.

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