During the corporate management policy briefing held this morning in Tokyo, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata mentioned some very interesting details about the next generaton of systems made by the company
So another failed console?
Nintendo never learns. If they want their next console to share architecture with a handheld, they were be completely outclassed by Sony/Microsoft yet again. It's funny how stubborn they are though, rather watch their business fail than do the smart thing and adapt.
They already confirmed that the WiiU virtual console will now have DS support coming to it. That is clearly a start of what is to come. They have confirmed that they moving in the direction of a unified online service and they have confirmed that they are going to do some sort of online streaming service. Clearly they learn and while I love Sony right now, make no mistake that Sony and Microsoft constantly takes idea from Nintendo.
They aren't talking about have the same architecture as their last system, but have a handheld and a console with the same architecture so they'd be more interactive. Much like sony are doing with shared engines across the ps3/vita except at a hardware level rather then sony's software level.
Their strengths lie in the handheld arena. If they can leverage that advantage it makes sense for them to do so. I hope Nintendo turn things around.
So they want to fully support inter-connectivity between handheld and console, similar to the Vita and PS4, only across all games? If a someone went over a friends house and instead needing a new controller, he just uses his handheld as the controller. It would save money and time. With good account management, you could have the handheld make a handshake with the friend's console and be logged in with little fuss. Get into Mario Kart within seconds. Its a good idea.
Why already counting them out? They never mentioned their console specs! I believe they have learned their lessons from the Wii U. Nintendo needs to confirm that that "Fusion" and "Terminal" specs and base on the "Brothers" and "Sisters" comment, it fits right in with it.
AMD makes it's APUs with the same architecture but fewer core on the GPU or CPU. I believe that is what he means. As the die size gets smaller, the same tech can be used in a hand held and a console. AMDs Kaveri APUs have varying numbers of compute core. http://hexus.net/tech/revie... It goes down to just two CPU cores and 4 GPU cores.
Yea just like the PS4 and the Vita...
except better cuz its Nintendo
Only if it sells poorly.
LOL Nintendo fans are back again licking big N's old hairy a**hole 1.) How exactly did "sony and microsoft copy this?"@cleft5 Playstation NOW was announced way before this... Also what about Nintendo copying motion controls and second screen gameplay from sony? 2.) This means the console will be Always Online and will most likely have a subscription. Haha cmon NOOBS keep defending nintendo...
What about Sony taking hand-held motion controls, 4-button layout, thumb analogue controls, oh and that whole rumble to "force-feedback" in controllers? Everyone takes from each other in this industry...
So confirms the Fusion then?
No, he didn't. Same architecture doesn't mean two console in one.
This announcement didn't confirm the Fusion, but it does seem to coordinate with the idea of a console-handheld hybrid system that shares similar interface and feature ecosystems between two devices. It very well might mean "two consoles in one."
Before the NGP announcement I really thought that the PS4 will have two versions- a home console version and a portable mobile version that are really identical in terms of SoC CPU&GPU. Although the PS Vita was designed with PS4 compatibility in mind & basically a "PS4" portable in many senses, it could have been better if they share the same power with the PS4 portable able to connect to HDTV monitors wire or wireless.
I suppose that's alright i've always wanted their handhelds to be more interactive with their consoles. It's something they've tried in the past, but it will be nice to see it developed with it in mind.
The Fusion it's coming...
My brother never gave my Arkham City back, but I can't borrow 5 dollars. Tuh.
Lets face it, WiiU is basically dead. I'm glad that Nintendo is looking forward to improving their next console already. I give WiiU another year before It becomes officially dead.
Sounds like the Fusion leak might be spot on for Nintendo. I am SUPER excited for this.
I'm not. Dropping support for a console this early in its cycle led to the destruction of companies like SEGA.
They aren't dropping support, just talking about future plans. Iwata said that they're still sticking with the WiiU.
WHOA! I never said ANYTHING about dropping support of the Wii U. I'm just saying when ever they release there next console. Its going to be the Nintendo Fusion rumors that came up. Nintendo has already stated there going to continue on with the Wii U but they have learned from these mistakes and plan to fix them. Nintendo wont have a new console out for at least another 5 years or so.
you leave dreamcast alone!
They are not dropping the WiiU yet. If anything in those Nintendo Fusion rumors are true then next Nintendo console won't arrive until at least 2020 if not later.
Wouldn't it be wise given the situation they are in to focus on the console and not wasting time to get things to run on both systems. After the tec leap being so big to rival consoles wouldn't you want to be closer to them next gen. I have a fear that the handheld one could hold back some console titles. Hell look at Smash Bros on the 3DS and consoles they are being developed at the same time and apparently the handheld version might hold the console version back, there words not mine.
Well they've already taken the handheld and console teams and unified them in one building, I'm sure there will be even more done to ensure that releases can come out on a timely schedule. Smash Bros could be the test to see what more needs to be done to guarantee smooth development of the by rid game in the future.
Nintendo fails at home consoles and should stick to handhelds. They won't though, and like the wiiU failed, so will their next console. People will just buy an xbox one or ps3.5 instead.
I really wish they just made a powerful handheld with an HDMI-connected cradle and a separate controller. If they're really going to make yet another pair of systems instead of just one, I feel like they're missing out on something both lucrative and practical.
Isn't what the ps4 and vita is doing already?
Yeah nintendo copies everything 1. Motion controls from SONY 2. Second screen gameplay as in PSP with PS3 3. The idea of donkey Kong http://upload.wikimedia.org... (looks like DK doesnt it but it came out way before) 4. Controllers (although technically everyone copied this) 5. MANY MANY MANY MORE