Nintendo's next home console will use Blu-ray, a new report has claimed.
Bluray in the mix? It's much cheaper now, and has a capacity of 50GB. Nintendo's getting ready to drop a bomb a E3.
If it won't use Blu-Ray (or any other media with large storage capacity) I can't see how it will compete against PS4 or xbox 720. I hope it's true and I want to see Nintendo make an incredible console.
@movements... Depends on which one they use! Single layer bluray is 25 Gb's. Dual layer is 50 Gb's! Most games don't use the 50 Gb disc because it would take a lot of cash to fill it up, which the majority of developers don't have access to!
If this is true.. It's abit more powerful than the 360 and will use blu-ray.. Why would they honestly make a console weaker than the ps3? :s More so at this point in time when sony are about a year from releasing a handheld thats more powerful(or almost atleast) than the 360 to the world :s
aweful when not
I wonder if this is true? I would assume that if this is indeed true then this would put a lot of pressure on Microsoft to include it on their next console,because it will no doubt be included on Sony's next home console to remain BC with PS3 software.
Yeah, I think Bluray is the last hard copy standard then the industry goes all digital.
I think that's a fair assessment, if overly simplified. I think Blu-ray will be repeatedly expanded to support higher resolution video, 1440 and/or 1600, before becoming irrelevant in developed counties. It's likely to maintain relevance in developing markets for quite some time. Internet policy around the world is a bit shaky and is showing signs of regression. I'm not convinced a fully digital world is as close as many believe. And I'm not sure BD will ever supplant DVD as the defacto data format though. Somehow CDs are still kicking around for no good reason. We'll see what happens.
Aye I think next Gen is going to be bluray for Nintendo and Sony, and Microsoft will go with SD cards of some description. I can also see DD being pretty big, most games will probably have same day physical and digital releases. I also think the wii2/720/ps4 is going to be the last console Gen as we know it. The next Gen will probably last longer even than this Gen, possibly until 2020. By then, cloud computing will be big. Adding software updates for cloud gaming to the next Gen around that time instead of wii3/xbox4/ps5 could mean we won't ever need new consoles until something revolutionary like VR comes around. The times, they are a changin'.
So lang as they make another Wind Waker quality Zelda game.
It's called Skyward Sword Having a Nintendo console more powerful than the PS3 gives me the hope to have Zelda with Uncharted graphics, Mario with Pixar quality, Starfox as great as warhawk I really hope this console is real. I think will be a backslash for Nintendo in some years because PS4 and Xbox 3 will be even more powerful (most likely), but is a step in the right direction Edit: Much as I would like to see a Zelda with uber realistic graphics, I would prefer a cinematic experience like Uncharted and God of War... It would really be impressive.
Whatever they go with, I hope its physical media. These rumblings about digital only worry me on many levels. The other day I read about 100Gb RW BR discs being available soon, albeit a bit pricey.
systems will never ever be digital only.Hell ditial sales are only like 10 percent of the total gaming revenue. You think companies are going to lose up to 50-80 percent of that? The only people saying that are people who arent in the game industry (bloggers aka people who are idiots) physical media will be around as long as games are around
not a bad idea, its up to nintendo.
Great move for Nintendo if this is true. I would rather keep physical media though. I mean I can't swap games with my friends or bring a game to a buddies house to show them if it goes all digital. GT5 digital download? I would have to keep my PS3 on for like 3 days.
and not use the internet for that 3 days
Nintendo are helping out in the development of HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc) So they might use a 1TB disc for their next console, but they most likely will use a 100GB BDXL.
99 percent of games arent even over 10 gigs and you think all of a sudden games are going to be that big?
If Microsoft had used Blu-ray instead of DVD 3rd party games would for the most part be filling up single layer Blu-rays.
Do it Nintendo!
i doubt bluray, Nintendo seems to like proprietary storage media, but its probably like bluray storage wise.
. After that Jack Tretton Nintendo rant recently, I doubt Nintendo would or will pay a licensing fee to Sony. It's probably why Jack was so upset. With digital downloading getting a firm grip on the industry, there really is no reason for blu-ray or the expensive drives. Microsoft working on freeing up more space on a regular Dvd is also a sign that Microsoft is not going to go with the expensive blu-ray option. Blu-ray has been an anchor on the PS3 profit margin and in case you haven't been paying attention, Microsoft and Nintendo are all about the MICRO transactions. Paying a major competitor like Sony a licensing fee is not at the top of the things to do list. Gamestop/eb games recently invested billions in a digital download venture. Do you think one of the biggest video game supplier knows some thing Sony doesn't. Blockbuster is closing down stores everyday. Digital downloads and " on demand " type of service is the future and it's already here. Why would I need a physical disc when I will be able to turn on my 40"-60" T.V and click an icon and game or watch a movie instantly? People will " DEMAND " service like this once it's introduced to the masses. Soon, their won't be any consoles at all, in point of fact, I think this gen coming up will be the last. Games will be little icons on a screen somewhere and Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will be nothing more than pubs. It's here already if you take the time to look.
I knew this was false the moment they said, "According to yesterday's flurry of reports, Nintendo's new console will be 'significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3'". No way. Nintendo prides itself on making a cheap, affordable console. Whether or not it's for the hardcore crowd isn't the issue, it's that making it as powerful or more powerful than the PS3 will mean a price equal to or greater than the PS3, and then Nintendo would just be competing with itself. Do I think it's possible they'll re-release a HD console? - Possibly (even though I think they won't and it's a bad idea). Do I think they'll integrate Blu-Ray/make it as or more powerful than the PS3, essentially a small super computer? - No Just my two cents
Question, how much does have in bluray? I know its them, panasonic and philips the major 3. Just a question.
I think they should go for high capacity flash cards if its cheap enough and include a dvd drive for backwards compatibility. Or just go with blu ray.
Shakes magic 8 ball: Very doubtful
I don't see it happening
We shall see Nintendo always use proprietary formats
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