An anonymous user seems to have leaked a whole bunch of details regarding Nintendo’s upcoming console.
Sounds interesting enough. Though I rather Nintendo made Mario Kart one of the launch titles as well. :P
No no... MK can wait. We're already getting one on the 3DS this year. They should launch Cafe with a new Smash Bros! EDIT: After doing some research, I found that the system is called CURRENT the list of titles includes Pikmin, the new Kirby, new DKC, another "Super" of SFIV, Tekken, Soulcalibur, CURRENT Mario Kart, CURRENT C (contra), Zelda Wind Waker, GTAV, Some MGS game where u play as a girl... LOL. This is the most fake bulls*** I've ever seen! Read more at http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
"The big thing about the screen is that it’s a multi-touch screen, contains it’s own battery and is detachable from the controller unit The screen when detached contains its own memory so developers can store data on it, so gamers can play whatever the developer designs for the screen-only use When the screen is attached to the controller it works by streaming content directly from the console" interesting...looking forward to see a demo of how it works, hands on
how about.. a new IP? Nintendo can you still do it?
The controller described would cost $399 on its own. There's no way that they're making something that advanced and shipping it with a console when just a 3DS costs $249. These specs are made up.
Sounds legit, based on what we know so far! I'm glad Nintendo are tired of playing with their Wii-Wii, and ready to get back to real gaming! Can't wait to see what the next Zelda looks like.
@invenio, it is practically tradition for consoles to sell at a loss (over time) but if Nintendo is so focused on 3rd party and those games actually sell they won't have to worry about system sales to make money (even if that is their tradition). Also with such a big lead and what may end up being a solid 8th generation start, they'll be sitting pretty in that pool for a while before there is any competition from Microsoft and Sony.. as long as they can continue attracting developers.
Cause the graphics are on par with "CURRENT" Gen HardWare
The fact that Konami reviled the new contra just calling it 'C' in the teaser trailer AFTER this guy did his leak shows it just might be true after all. That and the snatcher poster found in kojima's office, relating to his hint about a game that seems to be Snatcher.
Holy [email protected]! I wonder if the portable screen can be used as a portable gaming device or attached to one to get physical controller. It could compete with NGP....
Please does anyone know if this new wii will have backward compatibility? I'm considering buying a wii, but if the new one will be able to play original wii games, then I might as well just save up
It seems like a home version of the DS. I hope Nintendo fails really hard be because I spent so much wasted money on the Wii. Once again they're slighting us with specs that are on par with PS3 and this is their first real attempt with unified online interface.
Oh man...Now I REALLY can't wait for their conference. I'm buying this at launch if even 1/4 of these things prove true.
The only thing I'm afraid of is a high launch price. I mean the 3DS has an unusually high price for a Nintendo product. And given these specs, I would not be surprised if Nintendo prices the thing at US$399? I mean the touchscreen on the controller is definitely going to bump up the price alot. Plus the 1/1.5GB of RAM is also going to bump the price, given that the 360 only has 512MB. As wel as a custom IBM processor, that's 3-cores? (Has there been a 3 core processor? I thought they were 2 or 4 cores these days.) I mean these specs would definitely not fit within Nintendo's cheap launch prices.
AMD has 3 core CPU (better said, it's quad core with 1 disabled core). Nintendo better not make another high priced mistake like 3DS, otherwise they might go back from being first to last again.
Yes there has been a 3 core CPU before. Xbox 360 CPU is IBM triple core as well. I am wondering what the thread count is on the new Nintendo system. If its this gen. or next generation type CPU. 6 threads or 12 will make a dramatic impact. Sadly if 6 threads then power will be still more than PS3 and X360 with added GPU at least graphically. GPU is basically an overclocked ATI 4800 series GPU. Its very impressive for Nintendo to have in its system. Visuals will far surpass X360 and PS3 graphics. CPU worries me though. Basically it will be the low end of the next generation war if its only got 6 threads running on it. I imagine that Sony and Microsoft are aiming for at least a 12 threaded CPU for their next consoles. Still though visuals that are on or better than PS3/X360 level are very capable of existing in the console market for another 5-10 years. PS2 was the low end CPU wise, but still sold the most. Wii was low end CPU and GPU wise and still selling the most. Project Cafe looks to be amping it up a little while still aiming for a low end spot. Its a nice deal though I believe. As we will be getting quality titles. I expect every major multiplatform game that has skipped the Wii will jump to this system. 1 GB of RAM is great, but could have been 2. As most PC users move into 4-8 GB range in next couple of years.
the number of cores doesn't matter its the performance of each core that counts
It's not even the performance of each core that matters, it's the total throughput of the system that matters.
@KiasuKiasiMan - Cell is 8 core cpu, with one disabled for yeilds.
"The system does run on AMD R700 card, but the architecture is slightly different and the clock speeds are much higher" How much is 'much'? The top end R700 (Radeon 4890) already runs 850mhz. How much faster would it possibly run? Is why i question some parts of this 'leak'
@djmarty do not mistake spe's with cores
The 360 has a 3 core processor KiasuKiasiMan! You can't judge a game console the same way as a PC! Though similar, the consoles are designed to do certain things. Look at consoles like stock sports cars such as Mustang, Ferrari, etc. Then look at PC's like modified sports cars. Meaning, you can do a lot more, but it will cost you more!
The specs show we'll see a $300 price point if Nintendo has the balls to be aggressive, and they will. Which pretty much guarantee's PS3 will drop to $200. This isn't the handheld market where they can gouge early adopters at will.
All I know is that I want it. Finally a Nintendo console that can play stuff the other consoles can ^^
I bet all those casual Wii players can't wait. Looks like Nintendo might be about to confuse it's main gaming market.
So, the ultimate assessment... NOT TRUE? The screen size is 6.2" in reality. No specs yet.
and starfox. Hell I'd love Epic and Crytek to chime in with exclusive new IP too.. but what kills me too is it might not have good racers at launch, waverace, XG, f-zero.
Only thing that mattered in all of that was pokemon rpg with great online component. If true they just sold me the console. It's also great they they threw out those retarded friend codes. E3 is heating up. Pokemon at launch would be huge.
The only fear is that this sounds expensive. Also how great a step is this system graphically. Call me excited if all this is true. I am guarded also because of online play aswell. If Nintendo comes through, I will have to consider a purchase because I skipped on the WII and gave up on the DS this seems to be up my alley tech wise. We need to see the specs from Microsoft and Sony's next systems plus if the system has comparable graphics to those 2 and the game play is pretty much a really good DS like experience I just don't know. Sony could lower the price on the PS3 and make the NGP do similar to greater things. However, I will be honest I most excited to see what Nintendo has cooking this E3 because I have a feeling that this system will be ready for purchase sooner rather than later.
and i can't wait to find out more. If everything is true it will be expensive console and i don't think nintendo is in the market for a 400-500 console i hope this time motion controls are only optional and not forced. what i mean is as a gamer give me the option to choose whether i want to play with motion controls or just regular controller(like what sony has done with move support yet still being able to play with DS3) if this is true with hd console expect many 3rd party devs to port games like BF3,MW3 etc,,,,also expect ME3 to launch on wii-2
Well for the N64 they showed off Mario 64. Maybe they are trying to follow in the N64's footsteps (something they should have tried to do all along).
Hold on, R700? Why would Nintendo use something 2 generations old?
If all of this is true then I will definitely be buying this. New Mario 64 - type game,Pokemon, Zelda, and a new IP? Me and my friends will eat this stuff up. I am extremely worried about the price of controllers though because I'm gonna have to buy three more so my friends can play with me. If the controllers are $100 each then that would be an extra $300 tagged on. Really really really hoping the touchscreen is just optional.
oh my god an online Pokemon RPG. This is fucking amazing excuse my French. it will supposedly be shown as a flagship title for its online capabilities, god yes!
its not a main game likely. Those are staying on portables like game freak said I hope its stadium taken to the next level Just pure battling with teams
Just read this on /v/, lolz. I'm interested. However, the console aesthetic looks f*cking horrible. http://www.hookedgamers.com...
Honestly, it looks like an external HDD
It looks more like the box that Windows OS comes in.
I think it looks more like a router, But my big concern isn't how ugly it is, But if these specs are real how will it not ignite itself in that small casing?
This is so exciting for someone in my age bracket, who actually grew up on Nintendo systems. If these specs are true, I don't see why the Big N can't titles like BF 3 and GTA V. Regardless I'm getting it anyway.
Friend codes gone? Awesome online system? Let's take this with a grain of salt, shall we? That is Nintendo we're talking about. They didn't even get rid of the friend codes for 3Ds, so I honestly doubt they're going to for Café. Now do I think Nintendo will "outsource" the whole online network development. Doesn't sound like them.
Do you really even believe what your saying? Nintendo has already stated there getting outside help on the online system and many people in the gaming industry has already stated going back months that this system will not use friend codes. Why are you bringing up the 3DS in this situation? 2 different situations. I can bet you money that it won't use friend codes and the online will be much better.
Gamefreak and EAD are hard at work developing a Pokemon online RPG* that right there is very interesting to me and other pokemon players! edit:even better!!!* Friend codes are confirmed to be gone*
Sigh...another over ambitious Nintendo LEAK article... guys, Nintendo's conference is tuesday, try and hold your boners b4 kirby sucks it all up man!
I thought it was Monday?
Sony and Ubisoft are the only ones on Monday my man, according to the G4 schedule at least.
Sounds too good to be true to be honest but would be incredible if all those things were real
if this is true and nintendo new console is a real beast i will want one and im sure they gat something planned thats completely new to gamers i just want them to make the console powerful
source: 4chan ok.
this man speaks the truth but i want to believe, it just seems to good to be true
4chan!? Hmmm... we've been trolled?
It all sounds feasible, and could very well be true. If so, it would all be exactly what Nintendo needed to do to turn around their relationship with the third parties and core gaming crowd. The controller sounds great too, except for the part about the trigger buttons, that's a part of the controller that everyone should copy Microsoft on since it works so well for shooters and driving games. I guess we'll just have to wait a few more days to see....
i was about to believe it because of the recent hack. But the controller really puts it off. I dont believe that Nintendo will release a controller with a removable HD screen that has got to be incredibly expensive to make and with the console having good tech would drive the price sky high unless Nintendo is willing to loose money on each one sold which to my knowledge they never sold hardware at a loss before. Anyways at E3 we shall receive the truth about this. BTW if Project Cafe has these specs imagine what the future PS4 and XBOX720s will have. Which is why i will be willing to wait until all 3 are out before i make my decision.
I think it makes perfect sense to make it removeable. Making it removeable could lower costs by making it optional. So if you want extra touchscreens, you can buy them if you have the money. If not, you can still buy controllers without them that work fine as console controllers. Say you want two controllers and they're $30 or $40 each without the touchscreen, you could still play two player games, and not have to spend the extra money on the touchscreen. You could have your one removeable touchscreen and take it anywhere.... I've heard that that's what the major draw will be, taking it with you, getting streetpasses or playing with it on the go like a portable gaming system or ipod..... when you get home, you pop it in, boot it up and use it as an add on to your gaming experience... it makes perfect sense to make it optional and removeable at the same time... I like to think that that's how Nintendo is going to approach this thing, especially since making it removeable and packing one in with the system and having the option to buy more, or not, is great.... Again, I guess we'll just have to wait and see... And to address a previous comment, the name Nintendo "Current", sounds pretty good to me, like an electrical current or just like current times.... it's got a good ring to it, then again, anythings better than "wii".... I can honestly see calling it the Nintendo "Current".
It really depends if Nintendo makes the screens optional or not. But anyways theres no use in arguing when the only ones who know the true specs are Nintendo themselves. And we will get the info during their conference. @jadnice I expect the 720 and the PS4 to have better specs than the WiiHD because they are comming later. Which makes perfect sense. However i do agree with you that the most important aspect are the exclusives. While i do like nintendo I enjoy Sonys franchises a lot more. Which is why i will resist the temptation of jumping into next gen with the WiiHD and instead will get the PS4. But like i stated before i will wait till all three are announced before making my descicion. And again i agree with you Nintendo fans have been dying for great visuals and HD resolution ever since the Wii was announced. I bet you that some of them even bought a PS3 or an XBOX360 to enter a semi HD era. I mean semi because a lot of the titles for the PS3 and 360 are sub HD. Anyways thank you for responding my comment in a civil manner. Most of the times when i state a comment like that i get reported for trolling. So i thank you again for respecting my opinion.
Maybe the 3Ds is the optional screen.
So if your logic is wait for the next best thing then with the rate of how technology keeps changing... we will be waiting forever. If you like Nintendo franchise games (1st and 2nd party) you will be getting the WiiHD... If you a diehard Xbox and PS fan, clearly you are... then waiting for those consoles makes sense. It is just silly for you to keep posting that if these are the specs for WiiHD then the next coming of Xbox and PS will be that more powerful. With that logic then one can easily say the next WiiHD will be more powerful than Xbox720 and PS4.... Real Nintendo fans have been waiting for this to happen (true 1080p and solid online experience)...and in a few days we will see what Nintendo have in store for us.
I could argue Real Nintendo fans don't care about Graphics, and online is what they care about
Your last comment is flawed. If you wait three years then it will only be two years until Nintendo releases a new console (Nintendo still changes gen every five or so years). So why not just wait for that one? "If Project Cafe has these specs imagine what the future PS4 and XBOX720s will have." Well if the PS4 and Xbox720 will have those type of specs then imagine what the next Nintendo console will have. You see where I'm getting at? I am personally getting this new Nintendo console because I love Nintendo games and I still trust them. I'll probably also get the next Playstation but we'll see.
also willing to bet that they release PS4 and Nextbox sooner than we think. I'm talking like maybe even a reveal at next E3 or TGS this year for Sony
I am one of them that got frustrated and bought a PS3... It marked the first time in my gaming history that I bought a console that was not from Nintendo. If what is now leaking out is true... it will be a day one purchase for me to complete my gaming experience which will be with two great consoles, PS3 current gen and WiiHD next gen.. The thought of playing metroid prime, Zelda, starfox (loved starfox adventure) etc in native 1080p with a robust interactive world with massive particle effects etc is crazy. I know Nintendo 1st and 2nd party developers are drooling at the thought of truly showcasing their skills to create an epic experience.
This should be immense. Another Ninty win!
I am interested in seeing this pokemon side game. We all know its not a main game because like game freak has said. Those stay on portables I am imagining a stadium game with all pokemon, all gym leaders and online
I reckon it could maybe be an online Pokemon battle thing, sort of like Pokemon Stadium had battles in 3D, this could be multiplayer Pokemon battles in 3D, possibly using Pokemon DS games saves.
i would need some rentail pokemon. They need to bring that back. But for all of them not one missing
I was iffy about Project Cafe until I read this rumour. If even half of these rumours turn out true it will be a long wait in line at launch night for me. Don't let us down nintendo. A pokemon online rpg in 1080p? You guys can't lose.
Bullshit they won't remove the friend codes they just implemented them in the 3DS with a few changes
First thing I thought when I finished the article.
an R700 that is faster than the normal 1 that runs at 900mhz wow this custom 1 will be a beast over a ghz in ur gpu wow
No offence but lets not get too excited and say this is what it is going to be like. These "leaked" specs seem really expensive and to much like a wish list (for example no friend codes). I find that too much hype before any release leads to disappointment. The amount of "leaked" specs that have been on N4G recently has been an insane amount. Looking forward to seeing what the reveal and I will be on it like sonic when it comes to the conference but lets take this with a pinch of salt