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Nintendo could have won E3 2011 already with new specs insight

Product-Reviews writes: A new Nintendo Wii console with three processors each clocking in at 3.36Ghz will be able to handle some serious gaming grunt, so if the specs are confirmed at E3 2011, it’s going to be extremely interesting to see what both Sony and Microsoft think with regards to their upcoming PS4 and Xbox 720 consoles.

Has Nintendo just emerged as the new favorite to deliver the most impressive next generation gaming console after the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360? (E3, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Shok  +   1707d ago
That's not new. Those specs were the very first to be "leaked"
iamnsuperman  +   1707d ago
with many other different specs ranging from rubbish to insanely amazing. I bet that non of these "leaked" specs are legit but guess work. No point guessing because we will never know a 100% until Nintendo's E3 conference
X-DominusRebellis-X  +   1707d ago
I agree. But since when did E3 become a competition? Does the company who "wins" E3 get a prize? The only winners are the gamers because we get a variety of cool new things to check out and games to play eventually. It's really lame with all of these E3 "competition" articles.
Close_Second  +   1707d ago
E3 is not a contest but try telling that to fanboys. However, if Nintendo's next console is as good as the rumors suggest I may just make a move back. Console gaming for me started with Nintendo but over the years they stopped delivering what I wanted so I went Sony and MS.

I went off MS after their suspect build quality and Sony have completely alienated me with their lack of support for their Go system.
gta2800  +   1707d ago
So what are they winning exactly? Is there a trophy that says "E3 winner" that they award at the end of E3? I must have missed the E3 award ceremony all these years since I focus too much on the games.
sikbeta  +   1707d ago
N conference is getting close, sites need to stop guessing and wait for the real source, which is coming in a matter of hours...
slugboss  +   1707d ago
Oh no, the reaction from the room full of gamers and journalist says it all. There is definitely a winner. Brag about Wii Music 2 all you want, but the audience doesn't lie...
GMWPS3  +   1706d ago
Correct. Though if the new Nintendo console is noticeably more powerful AND there are some good games out at launch, I just might buy one to see how far the graphics and gameplay is pushed. Of course this assumes the pricing is reasonable $200-$400. :-)
-Superman-  +   1707d ago
No, i want see games, exclusive games, news.
Console without games = no Win
king dong  +   1707d ago

even though i am not into all this "winning e3" bollox... how the fuck can you win a convention??

but, unless microsoft or sony show their next consoles, nintendo will completly take the spotlight... no matter what gets shown by the others
Washington-Capitals  +   1707d ago
Not a nintento fan but annoucning a console of any sorts gets a lot of press. Nintendo will definately take the spotlight if they do soo. You or I might not care but the press will.
the_best_player  +   1707d ago
Thats right E3 is about the games, thats why Sony always wins E3.
gta2800  +   1707d ago | Funny
Man this fan boy war is what is turning E3 into a competition. I thought it was more of a trade show? What's next, people start reporting E3 like a sporting event?

"Microsoft is up 5 points, but if this Next reveal is a Mario game, Nintendo can earn 6 points and earn it's self the victory"

"YES!!! Mario!! Yes!!! Nintendo has done the impossible!! after trailing behind 20 points they rally back and win E3!!! Unbelievable!!!"
"And the Nintendo fan boys go wild!!!! We are now going live to Time Square to get a live reaction from the crowd that has gathered there. Bob, it sounds awfully loud there. wWat's going on over there bob?"

"Jim, as you can see I'm here at Time Square where Nintendo fan boys have gathered up to see this years E3. As you can see, there is mass hysteria here after Nintendo was just crowned this years E3 winner. Nintendo was behind early but they manged to come from behind. The fan boys here are hugging, they're screaming, they're crying, so much emotion here today. Well as you can see, there's gonna be lots of celebrating tonight in Nintendo back to the studio, Jim." lololol. Aaaahhh I can actually imagine that :/
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Fallouts  +   1707d ago
You ppl are getting it all wrong. If you are "winning" that doesn't have to mean that their is a prize, it can just be who had the better show and nothing more other then positive news and talk.

I think nin will steal the show with a new console but ms just may steal the light as well if the announce a new console too. Sony can't do much more then announce games, and that's good very good but they are in no position to release a new console. Let's just see how much a new nin console can compete with a ps3, I can't wait.
Rattlehead20  +   1707d ago

:D Brilliant! Bubs up!
OmegaSlayer  +   1707d ago
Ninty hasn't more than a year and a half to capitalize before Sony and Microsoft release much more powerful stuff.
In an economy in full cysis I wonder how the average gamer could react.
I think they will settle with their consoles and wait for Sony and Microsoft new stuff.
Kurt Russell  +   1707d ago
If it's another Wii I will hold on. If they release something like the SNES I will be going in hard and strong.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1707d ago
To assume Sony and Microsoft's next consoles will be "much" more powerful is silly. I'm sure they will be more powerful, but if it's the difference between 360 and ps3, it ain't gonna mean crap.
Saladfax  +   1706d ago
Console power is definitely not everything. I mean, the Wii is pretty pathetic and yet... Even as the most powerful system, it took the PS3 a long time to catch up, and even that was because of games, not the system itself.

Nintendo has a tricky thing to manage, however. If they continue appealing to gimmick and casual styles of gaming, they'll probably lose some of the new gamers who are looking for something deeper.
SilentNegotiator  +   1707d ago
"won" until we get PRICE "insight"

Do you really think that people who have stuck with Nintendo this far give a crap about power, Nintendo? Nope. If the rumored specs are right, the price won't be.
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Theonetheonly  +   1707d ago

shits cheap now the xbx and ps are making profits now on each system.

plus this is FARRRRRRRR from state of the art, ms and sony went with that and on behalf cost more.

this is middle of the road, i expect a $299 tag. :)
FragMnTagM  +   1707d ago
For everyone that was too lazy to click the neogaf link in the specs story, enjoy:

Just scroll down a bit and read round cactus postings. He works at the ESRB, and the patent link he posted backs up the controller claims. Looks legit as hell to me.
AWBrawler  +   1707d ago
Sweet Jesus! I want that Mii game!!!!
Shackdaddy836  +   1706d ago
Wow! All that definitely makes me want it. And yay! It's called current and not beem. Beem was horrible...
vulcanproject  +   1707d ago
You can always tell when someone doesn't know about gaming performance when they concentrate on CPU speed as a measure of the peak of a console's speed.

The GPU is what determines more than anything what sort of maximum visual performance you could expect.

You could pair an extremely powerful, expensive CPU with a weak GPU and you'll get.....weak graphics.

You can pair a powerful expensive GPU with a weak CPU and you'll still get pretty good visuals.
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Persistantthug  +   1707d ago
Umm....then how do you explain the PS3?
And then keep in mind, these CPU's are from IBM, and their CPU's tend to perform higher than normal FLOP calculations (graphics processing) than your standard and normal consumer level CPU's.
vulcanproject  +   1707d ago
Nothing to explain. CELL is not a conventional CPU, not like the kind of central processor talked about here specifically or in 360. Not only that, RSX is not particularly weak for its generation. Your comment isn't really relevant to mine.

FLOPs have little to do with graphics, sorry. Its simply a measure of a processor's floating point performance, not particularly related to actual graphics performance, or graphics architecture. For example a Radeon 5830 has claimed superior single precision FLOPs performance over a GTX580, but we know which card is far faster for graphics..... You probably shouldn't throw around jargon if you don't understand it.

The CPU alluded to here in nintendo's new machine is not along the lines of a hybrid like CELL.

The GPU matters more to the performance of the machine for games graphics. Its a simple fact. In a conventional system that has been specced for this new nintendo machine, its visuals will be defined more by the GPU performance than any other chip. The GPU sets the ceiling for visuals and takes the brunt of the graphical workload, all any CPU can do is assist with rendering.
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death2smoochie  +   1707d ago
The irony is the PS2 had more flops in its CPU than the Xbox1 CPU...
Look how all that turned out...
Total "flops" as you stated mean very little in the grand scheme of things when it comes to visual/graphical output...if this were not the case the PS2 would have been graphical superior to the Xbox1 last generation...and that was NOT the case in any way shape or form.
So as you stated in your post vulcan, posters on N4G.COM need to understand simple rendering mechanics before they post.
Rikan  +   1706d ago
Not exactly, you run into bottle necks...
fullmetal297  +   1706d ago
I really wanna see duel gpu config for one of the consoles. Sony has put so much emphasise on the CPU and forget that the GPU matters more.
vulcanproject  +   1706d ago
Sure you'll get bottlenecked with an overpowered GPU but its far more manageable on a fixed platform like a console. Its a better scenario than having more CPU power than you need with not enough GPU performance anyway.

The problem with dual GPU setups would be cost. It might be slightly cheaper initially for the same performance depending on the cooling setup, but in the long run it is usually cheaper to go with a single powerful GPU, simpler to design and implement die shrinkages and consolidate components as you attempt to reduce the manufacturing cost of the hardware. Simpler for developers especially.

You usually get more bang for buck from a dual GPU setup when they are new, but as they age they become less and less worth the complications over and above a single GPU setup in a console.
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pixelsword  +   1707d ago
Hold up: The old cell processor is clocked at 3.2 Ghz, so are you telling me that the .16 difference = ZOMG!

Whatever; This next console will have to prove that it's BETTER than ALL of this gen's console, not just their own. It won't be better because it's about equal in terms of power, plus it will have to do more than what current consoles can do, which means 3D out of the box is implied, among other things...
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Theonetheonly  +   1707d ago
IPC babay instructions per clock,

my i5 is considerably slower than my Pentium 4 @3.6ghz. however it boasts a 15-20x performance increase.

you business with the clock speed is irrelevant.


Edit: oh and it uses less power. :)
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hiredhelp  +   1706d ago
If they go back to there roots cater for hardcore/ all style gamers ill be intrested.
SephirothX21  +   1706d ago
Good but I think I'll stick to my i7 2600k 4.5ghz overclocked cpu, GTX580 graphics card and 8gb ram pc.
hassi94  +   1706d ago
"Has Nintendo just emerged as the new favorite to deliver the most impressive next generation gaming console after the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360?"

Stupidest question I've ever read. Yes Nintendo is currently the favourite, it is also currently the ONLY company delivering next gen gaming, at all.

You can't call it the favourite if it is yet to have any competition.

What rubbish.
frostypants  +   1706d ago
Clock speed alone means NOTHING. It could be 3.36 GHz and still be slower than sin.
danswayuk  +   1707d ago
My prediction: Nintendo will get the jump on Sony and Microsoft for the next-gen system, and could gain a massive lead.
fluffydelusions  +   1707d ago
The leaked specs TBH aren't anything special. It's good for Nintendo but the next 720/PS4 will demolish those specs.
dmixwell  +   1707d ago
Nintendo can hold an untouchable lead on Sony and Microsoft ,but they will have to improve there online community asap. combine psn with xbox live and make an online experience that is fun to log in to and easy to play with none friends. if it neglects this important feature graphics and game quality alone wont stop me from buying the ps4 and nextbox.
Mr Patriot  +   1707d ago
PCs have already demolished xbox720 and ps4, just saying
Lou-Cipher  +   1707d ago
I dont see it that way.

To me, it seems like Nintendo is finally catching up to Sony & Microsoft's current generation.

The Wii is PS2 & Xbox 1 tech, so I think the new Nintendo Cafe Console will finally be a part of this current gen.

Then in 2-3 years when Sony & Microsoft launch their new platfoms, the Cafe will be dated again.
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DrFUD  +   1707d ago
Lou, it doesn't matter if Cafe will be dated by the time others get on the market which won't be the case anyway.
The damage will have already been done as many customers will have already jumped for the new tech and may be reluctant to buy the next XBOX or PS system because they spent that money.
And since developers will have been making games on the Cafe it will become the starting point for development and the other systems when they do arrive will get ports like 360 to PS3 this gen.
For this reason alone I half expect Microsoft to announce the 360 successor at this years E3 to release at the end of next year just so their customer base who were early adpoters don't jump to Nintendo.
FragMnTagM  +   1707d ago
The specs on the Cafe will destroy the PS3 and XBOX. I hate to say it but, Nintendo is coming out swinging.

It doesn't matter if XBOX and PS come out with a new system in 2-3 years as the next Nintendo system would come shortly after that and the 'Cafe' would be really cheap by then.

I think Nintendo is onto something here. The Nintendo I knew and loved from the good ole days is finally making a comeback. Great time to be a gamer.
Lou-Cipher  +   1707d ago
You are thinking like an Investor, not a gamer.

It doesn't matter if Nintendo has a billion consoles sold by the time the next PS & Xbox land, it doesn't change the fact that the Nintendo Cafe will be way behind the PS4 & Xbox3 when they launch.

The Sales wont raise its hardware specs, or it's game quality, when the other two launch.

I do hope you are right about a new Xbox announcment this year though, It would be nice if third party's were able to design their games around Bluray space, instead of a DVD space for all their platfoms.
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iamnsuperman  +   1707d ago
@DrFUD "The damage will have already been done as many customers will have already jumped for the new tech and may be reluctant to buy the next XBOX or PS system because they spent that money" but why. With multiplat being the same across the three platforms then the system exclusive will have to be enough. But is Mario and Zelda in HD enough to swing people. It is unlikely unless they can offer major third party support and lets be fair why would third parties work specifically on one platform. Look at the PS3 it is technically more powerful than the current consoles but when it comes to multi plat games they look the same. Jumping early might actually be a bad move. Nintendo need Sony or Microsoft to release another console so multiplat are actually going to use the hardware to the max. Nintendo need to add major exclusives that are not like Mario and that takes years to achieve
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blumatt  +   1707d ago
The problem with that is that people won't necessarily jump on Nintendo's console if its online still sucks (friends codes?? seriouslY??) and of course the fact that Sony and Microsoft (mostly Sony though) have tons of exclusives that draw people to their respective consoles. Nintendo won't necessarily "win" next gen JUST because they release a year or two early. People aren't THAT naive.
AWBrawler  +   1707d ago
if online and graphics mattered, Wii would be last place.
It's all about appealing to the masses. Why else is Kinect outselling Move? It's not because it works better, (it doesn't) it's because Oprah and Justin Beiber helping push it out there to the masses.

And Nintendo knows how to appeal to the Masses, as seen with the Wii. So it would be suicide to let Cafe run free for 2 or 3 years with no direct competitor.
cliffbo  +   1707d ago
how is that a prediction since we already know nintendo are releasing there wii 2 before sony or ms release there next gen consoles, you obviously are not very smart are you.

my prediction there will be an E3 this year /sarcasm
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Fishy Fingers  +   1707d ago
I've seen quite a few different 'leaked' specs now, so who knows what will be finally in the box.

Although, it's safe to say you should be able to build a moderately priced system that will easily out perform any current console.
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ChickeyCantor  +   1707d ago
And the more I read the more I think it will be nothing like that.
The 7th can't come sooner enough...=(
D2K  +   1707d ago
Yeah. I've heard that Cafe would have a Quad Core processor running at 3.2 GHz. I'm just gonna leave it to Nintendo to tell us how powerful it is. But let me say this to the people constantly saying that the 720 and PS4 will run circles around Cafe'. The top 5 best selling systems of all time are.

PS2 - 150 mil
Nintendo DS - 146 mil
Gameboy/Color - 118 mil
Playstation - 102 mil
Nintendo Wii - 86 mil

What all those systems have in common is that they all were the WEAKEST console of their generations and yet they all won their respective console wars without even breaking a sweat. So history dictates that having THE most powerful system on the playing field doesn't equal a shoo-in console war victory. So if the 720 and PS4 are more powerful than Cafe, it really won't make a difference if what has happened the last 20 years is any indicator.
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death2smoochie  +   1707d ago
You can even go back to the first real console war and point to the truth you posted in your comment.
The Atari 2600 was vastly inferior to the Intellivison unit...Yet the Atarti 2600 beat it. The Colecovision was stronger than both of them and still even in its last days, the Atari 2600 still outsold it.

The Neo-Geo...
Sega Saturn...
Panasonic 3D0...

I could go on and on..They all lost and were more powerful than their respective competition.
So history ALWAYS repeats itself.
This generation as you stated above proves this once again:
POWER for CONSOLES do not mean VICTORY in sales overall. Neve has.
KwietStorm  +   1707d ago
And what? Why is any of that relevant? Sales don't make a better console. I couldn't care less about which console has the most market share. I play on the system that has the games I want.
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kaozgamer  +   1707d ago
so nintendo is gonna jump into the eighth generation of consoles while xbox and sony are gonna come in after like 2 years? this pretty much means that the xbox 720(or whatever its called) and the ps4 will demolish the wii 2
FragMnTagM  +   1707d ago
Yet, as this generation has proven, the most expensive consoles sell the least, and the 'Cafe' would be really cheap by then, so I think Nintendo is on a great strategy here.
spektical  +   1707d ago
.. i dont think so.

many people are starting to see right through nintendo.. why do you think 3DS sales are significantly down from DS regular sales. Customers are starting to see that a new product nintendo makes is similar to a new iphone iteration... which is something like add a camera and slap a $300 price tag.
KwietStorm  +   1707d ago
Onto something like what exactly? All this does is screw up the console cycle. This is like generation 7.5. It may or may not ber a good business move for Nintendo, but this could make things complicated for gamers and developers, if Nintendo in fact does try to create a different a new third party relationship.
DrFUD  +   1707d ago
Microsoft better hope the new Nintendo isn't out on market for long before they get the next system out because Microsoft doesn't have the studios to make games anymore, and if all games on the NEXTBOX are just ports from Nintendos system everybody might as well buy a Nintendo.
Sony at least has studios to focus on PS4 game development and doesn't have to rely on 3rd parties.
blumatt  +   1707d ago
@DrFUD Well Said
Yeah, lots of first party support is a nice thing to have. I for one would never buy a console that relies SOLELY on third party support (if a console were to ever come out like that).

First party titles push lots of boundaries in gaming, such as graphics, gameplay, story, and features. The PS4 will have no problem with first party exclusives and will still have all the third party games that people love as well. Relying solely on third parties for your games is a BAD strategy in the long run.

That is why Nintendo could have success here by releasing ahead of its competitors. They, like Sony, don't rely on third parties ONLY, but rather have tons of first party IPs AS WELL AS third party support. I'm on the fence right now as to whether or not I'll jump on this new Nintendo console. I'll probably wait awhile and see what Sony and MS have to say regarding their next-gen consoles before making any new console purchases.

Nintendo's main focus as far as their next console needs to be to get their online network a little more advanced and user-friendly. Those Friend Codes need to go the way of the dodo.
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WitWolfy  +   1706d ago
And plus its hardly called "next gen" when the specs is more or less the same as the current gen consoles... Just my 10c

If you really wanna go next gen, then take the current gen hardware and multiply it by 14... BAM! There is your next gen.
KonaBro  +   1707d ago
Didn't know...
E3 was a competition instead of a trade show for the upcoming year for the video game industry. With all of these lame articles coming out, you could've fooled me.
FragMnTagM  +   1707d ago
Yeah I don't get that either. Last time I checked it was a show that showcased new tech and games. Not a competition where prizes of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd were handed out.

With all the stupid articles like you said saying who will 'win' E3, it really gets under my skin. No one is winning anything, unless you are a gamer. In which case, you are winning with all the badass stuff coming out.
SweatyFlorida  +   1707d ago
aaaand I don't know why you guys always say the same thing about "idk E3 was a competition?" Of course its not, not officially labeled on E3 anyways. Its us consumers who made this whole game up. Whoever puts on the best show "wins" People are gonna like one companies conference better than another and that's fact, which is what we make of the whole show. We know its about games and other cool tech, but why not throw in a few bets to make it interesting? ;D
xtreampro_REVENGE!  +   1707d ago
It's a competition to get the most money.
Foxgod  +   1707d ago
I wouldnt mind to play a full hd mario, so i would get it as long it shows 1080P mario and zelda goodness.

And heres hoping a lot of company's will keep trowing exclusive rpgs at it, as currently is happening with the wii.
Ju  +   1707d ago
Like you would need what's supposed to drive the Wii2 to run Mario in HD... well, in that case, they could probably put some textures on surfaces this time around.
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Deadman_Senji  +   1707d ago
What is there to win? Do you see a prize? Are they advertising it like it's Nascar? No...
Deadman_Senji  +   1707d ago
There shouldn't be any disagrees. This is NOT a contest. It's stupid to think that it is.
D2K  +   1707d ago
When people say 'winners' and 'losers' of E3 they mean whom made the best impression and who didn't. It doesn't necessarily translate into sales though.

For instance, last year Microsoft's conference was embarrassing to say the least and Kinect really wasn't received well at all. However since it's initial release the Kinect has been wildly successful for Microsoft. So much so that it has aided in helped Microsoft surpass Sony in overall console sales and has given Microsoft the current momentum.

Likewise, Nintendo had a great conference last year. The 3DS was all the rage coming out of the expo and people couldn't wait to get their hands on all the new games that were geared towards the 'hardcore' audience on the Wii. However, since then Nintendo Wii sales have been on a steady decline and the 3DS has stumbled out of the blocks. Right now Nintendo is still in a good spot on top but their foundation is shaky at best. One more mistake and it could be another downturn for Nintendo.

However there are situations were having a great E3 does translate into big sales. Nintendo 2005 E3 conference was legendary. Their E3 conference the previous 2 years was abysmal at best (with E3 2003 being ULTRA-foul.) No one really knew what to expect from the Nintendo Wii. Once everyone saw the Wii in action for the first time it was a wrap. Everyone wanted one, and everyone GOT one. Even though it wasn't it's name anymore, the Wii turned out to be a 'Revolution' and the E3 2005 conference had a lot to do with that. So no, there is not 'prize' to win at E3, but being successful at E3 in certain situations is very important. Right now Sony has to have the E3 of their life cause they are in HUGE trouble. A bad showing at E3 and a solid showing at E3 by Microsoft could sway some Sony people over to the Microsoft side and even the Nintendo side depending on how the new system is received.
DJMarty  +   1707d ago
So you jump on Nintys new platform and start again with shoddy ports and launch titles for the first year or so, or stay with polished PS3 & 360 games.

Stick with PS3 for now me thinks.
FragMnTagM  +   1707d ago
I don't think that is the case. The ports would not be shoddy this time around as the 'Cafe' is built more like the XBOX on the inside and thus would mean that anything that is polished on the PS3 or 360 would look even better on the 'Cafe' as it is more powerful than the PS3 and 360.

That is unless you have some extremely lazy developers.
jack_burt0n  +   1707d ago
replace shoddy ports with an exclusive once a year and your are spot on.
THC CELL  +   1707d ago
I have my eyes on psv this year not nintendo good luck to them I suppose p4 will be out in 2 year or so
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whydoyouask  +   1707d ago
I'am also going to guess that most of the casual gamers that bought the Wii don't really care about the new console, let alone even know about it.
TKCMuzzer  +   1707d ago
I agree, how many people sitting at home actually know why the Wii has had a price reduction? Many people who bought it won't know.
TBONEJF  +   1707d ago
Can you guys JUST WAIT TILL THE CONFERENCE START? you shouldn't be saying Nintendo this or Activision that says they won E3. Just wait till it it starts then decide who have make the crowd goes wild over what product of software that's good.
manky  +   1707d ago
...and apparently Nintendo are revealing some flying pigs too.

Source: my mum
Nes_Daze  +   1707d ago
And yet more speculation...Ninty's E3 conference couldn't come soon enough.
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Clarence  +   1707d ago
5-6yrs into this gen. Nintendo has enough time to make a more powerful console. My question is what will the games be like? The wii has become the the kiddy console. Nothing wrong with that except kids grow up, they might want a more of a grown up console.

The thing is Sony and M$ will come out later with more powerful consoles.
ChickeyCantor  +   1707d ago
"he wii has become the the kiddy console. Nothing wrong with that except kids grow up, they might want a more of a grown up console.

Meh, perhaps you shouldn't dare go for the "grown up " console. You sound like a 5 year old.
Clarence  +   1707d ago
Ok Karl Marx i'll make sure to hand in my thesis paper on the effects of smart drugs and why Harvard students are using them to maintain their heavy course load.

Nintendo needs to improve their online service if they really want to compete with Sony and M$. New technology is great, but you need developers who are willing to take the time to learn about it.

Oh you should put a T in front of "he wii has become.... Make sure you take a summer course on how to use the copy and paste function.
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Theonetheonly  +   1707d ago
you guys.

clarence you are in college. ;) but using words like thesis and stuff make you look like an a hole.

i know why harvard students use amphetamines to keep up and keep focus. as well as the side effects such as chemical addiction and dealing with the endorphin spikes that put your brain in allostasis making things that usually make you happy do nothing for you.

but whatever thats off topic.

and sidar. you have no way of knowing his age its dumb to say crap like that just to troll an individual for feeling a certain way. :)
nihonlight  +   1707d ago
I think Nintendo will have the specs and be first out the gate but
just like wii it will look dated by the time Microsoft and Sony come out.
And in the end it really matters the games.
I'm not to excited for a nextgen nintendogs and cooking mama in HD.
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tr00p3r  +   1707d ago
What about next gen remakes of Link to the Past, Mario Kart, Killer Instinct, Smash Bros and Donkey Kong Country to name a few? :D

If this thing is really built on a triple-core CPU, developers are gonna be knocking one out in the office in excitement.
turgore  +   1707d ago
those specs are weak. We need at least a quadcore and a better GPU.
Theonetheonly  +   1707d ago
id prefer a single core with the fastest cache known to man and +7Ghz and all of the tech advancements in the core i7 2nd gen series. :)
BrianG  +   1706d ago
I don't know about a single core,

But I do know the i7 2600k series processor is a beast of a CPU, easily overclockable to 4.5Ghz. I've seen some stay stable at 5Ghz and 5.2Ghz. Best part, on AIR COOLING.

But imagine that with a mini radiator for water cooling, like a Corsair H70 or H50 (Smaller version).
Mikey Mike  +   1707d ago
The only reason Nintendo is releasing a new system is that the 3DS sales are tanking and no one is buying Wii games. They have to go hardcore this time around to compete with the big dogs. I might be inclined to buy the new system, however I have to wait and see. Nintendo always promises something big and ends up with a sub par system in the end.
ChickeyCantor  +   1707d ago
" Nintendo is releasing a new system is that the 3DS sales are tanking"

Home consoles and handhelds are two different markets( while shared by) So no, what you just said was total nonsense.
3DS sold MORE than the NDS in its first month.
Wait till E3 and the games to be announced for 3DS and sales will skyrocket.
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Mikey Mike  +   1707d ago
Dude, your smoking crack. I work as a video game rep, and the industry has deemed it a flop. The first week was awesome, after that, word of mouth killed the system.
IAML36I0N  +   1707d ago
If I'm not mistaken, two current gen systems offer specs similar too those listed...

That said, for Nintendo those numbers are impressive.
ChickeyCantor  +   1707d ago
" two current gen systems offer specs similar too those listed"

And their efficiency?

"That said, for Nintendo those numbers are impressive."
Yeah cause, N64 wasn't doing anything better than the Ps1 or the Gamecube compared to the Ps2....yarr.....
xtremegamerage  +   1707d ago
I don't think most get it.

The Wii was mainly bought by casuals.

If the new wii2 is too pricey, casuals won't want it.

They are still happy with the wii.

Still be interesting to see what the wii 2 pumps out.
cyclonus007  +   1707d ago
I can't see this console being an enormous success, moderate at best. Nintendo will make some good games with it but late third party support would only mean that Nintendo will finally be able to play current gen games. Expect a lot of ports. And that is only if they get strong support because I bet developers are weary of Nintendo after the Wii. The console is a stopgap effort and won't have the longevity of a PS3 or 360(if Microsoft is serious about a 10 year lifespan). Plus it will be the most expensive console on the market up against price drops from Sony and Microsoft. And if they don't include motion controls in tune with what the Wii offers, that casual audience will vanish.
producingheat  +   1707d ago
Nintendo is wack
mamotte  +   1707d ago
I dont care about graphics
But I want the good old Rare Ware to come back to Nintendo, like in the SNES and N64 times.

It looks like MS breaks everything it touches.
fluffydelusions  +   1707d ago
Not gonna happen. Expect Mario HD, Zelda HD, Kirby HD and so on.
Shackdaddy836  +   1707d ago
I want rare back too :( They were so much better with Nintendo.
pepsilover_2007  +   1707d ago
we still got retro, its honestly just a matter of giving them something to work on and i think they already confirmed they were making something for the cafe :)
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diehardgamer1000  +   1707d ago
pft Nintendo is weak
producingheat  +   1707d ago
corney shit but its good for the little ones lol
BABY-JEDI  +   1707d ago
Ive got a Wii
It's gathering dust as I type. A Wii with bigger specs really does nothing for me. I havent really seen Nintendo bring anything from a unique/original gaming experience (minus controller)to the table this gen sadly to say. It's in the games not the console.
Treyb3yond  +   1707d ago
Nintendo are a generation behind, besides, who wants to see Mario with a billion polygons?

Same game, different machine. Time to step up and bring us something more interesting than Mario tennis/kart/world/galaxy/party etc etc etc.
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