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slavish32688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

ok this doesn't give all the details

WhittO2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

No details at all really.

SD Storage space? Really?...

Nintendo seems to think having specs that equal the latest smartphones/hand helds is acceptable and some how impressive.
Vita will own it in terms of features and probably be comparable in terms of power lol.

Being capable of outputting 1080p does not automatically mean it will be powerful at all, even my little netbook can output in HD lol.

Will-UK2688d ago

Wow could Nintendo just give us the details at the conference instead of talking all about the controller

WhittO2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

^^ How can you even try and defend them not adding internal HDD Storage!? It's meant to have all of these advanced graphical capabilities etc and compete with 360/PS3. 360 + PS3 have been out for 4+ years now, HOW can this system STILL be BEHIND them in specs!?

But have no fear, this too will have a lifecycle of 2-3 years, then you can buy the new "Wii Us" that will also be 4+ years behind in tech terms, but don't will also be priced ridiculously high for the specs/features it has too!

sikbeta2688d ago

Sorry but, they are trying to sell the controller alone or the controller it's actually the console? still confused here @[email protected]

superadvanced2687d ago

More details of cpu? gpu? ram?

DigitalAnalog2687d ago

Did the "swallow" and "Zelda HD" demo show ANY indication to the capabilities of the Wii U? Or were you REALLY distracted by the tablet design?

-End statement

darthv722687d ago

like intel did with their cpu's. It wasnt about the speed anymore. It was about the efficiency. So we may be wondering what does the power of the wii-u translate into in regards to what we have ALWAYS been told. GHz, Megabytes, etc.

It isnt about what it is made of but about what it is capable of. The proof is in the games.

NukaCola2687d ago

I get it. The cotnroller is the brain & the console is the processing power. If this is the route they wanted to take, they should of made a better 3DS and used that as the controller. This WiiU controller looks like a leapster

Ju2687d ago

I didn't even get they announced a new console. I was so turned off by that controller presentation that I missed that part. LOL. Well, maybe it'll work. They surprised before.

Not giving out hard specs to me looks like that thing is not done, yet. But OTHO, it didn't create any buzz either. Weird. If it is so over the top, why not brag. Fishy. Scheduled for 2012 anyhow. Why do I have the feeling they rushed that out? Hm...why not wait until they can show more?

jerethdagryphon2687d ago

how expensive will replacment controllers be?

100 minimium id say

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FACTUAL evidence2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

smh...i have to admit that controller had me loving it until i found out it was the new "console". It's sad....all the n4g talk I thought it would be at least on par with the 360. Wii U seems more like an add-on to the wii to me.

EDIT: if you guys are watching E3 still, Adam Sessler just said he's not a fan still......lmao. I knew it wasn't just me.

Brasi822688d ago

But Adam Sessler is a douche whom I cannot stand.

Louis_Guzman2688d ago

Sesslers a balding, biased, creepy manchild. I'd watch Xplay, but my provider flushed G4 faster than an aborted fetus.

Army_of_Darkness2687d ago

Hmmm... Dont really agree with your example though.... I would have rather use reject him faster than my girl asking to watch a chick flick with her... Like the notebook:-[

abc12332687d ago

It is on par with 360, they showed some BF3 footage I believe and it looked quite good, though if you consider it's a next gen console then it's probably quite poor since it doesn't appear to surpass 360/PS3

HardCover2687d ago

The controller isn't the new "console."

The new console is the new console. Don't just shake your head, use it.

And I don't care what Adam Sessler says. He's a buffoon.

AWBrawler2685d ago

the control is not the console lol
wow! Did you even pay attention?

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SilentNegotiator2688d ago

"Optical discs"

Oh that's helpful.

And the CPU info.....couldn't be TOO MUCH more vague.

turgore2687d ago

They might as well have said
CPU: Silicon bassed.

fatstarr2687d ago

See the articles with leaked dev kits they are looking more and more correct with each posting

"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 disk"

Id love to load up some game cube disks :D
hopefully its possible

but the vita wont be more powerful than the wiiU
unless people admit that its more powerful than the ps3

cause tri-core cpu 3.5ghz customized for gaming and a 4xxx ati card is powerful enough to run crisis 2.

multipayer2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

The Vita will be more innovative than the Wii U. *uses backtouch* Nintendo can't be much more humiliated than that...

Ju2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

So, basically, if we get remote play on the Vita, that would be about the same, right?

Basically a PS3/Vita combo can do all what that thing does. And you can actually game out of your house.

Sure, next gen HW is cool, controller "pad"? I don't quite get it. Well, 6.2" vs. 5". Cost will be a factor. How much is one of those "pads" ?

JoshuaN4G2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

Cool Cool Cool

N4g_null2683d ago

Lol this is hilarious. So much doubt it's great. Now 3rd parties that got skills can show them. Very large amount of dram on the CPU. Very large. Some would say huge. I like the anti hype approach.

Did you see the tessalation on the water? Did you see the light scattering on the bird? See the texture res or the fact that the camera was interactive? Nope well you should have been at e3 because it was. All your spec where right in front of you. If a ps3 had to render to another screen it would melt. What is uncharted at 30fps now after all those 15-20 fps games wow.

The external USB drive is going to be boss. 3tb drives are cheap. Not all demos where shown though. Maybe next press conference. None of you guys make games any way you should be more concerned with games. Can wait to see what suda does.

I'm glad nintendo did not go into super hype mode over tech. We didn't even know what an Nes had in it we just knew it player super Mario.

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M-Easy2688d ago

I need tech guys to tell me if this is powerful or not? I see it does 6ch PCM which the 360 can't do but what about the graphics?

Fishy Fingers2688d ago

Very little specifics on actual internal hardware. You'd need more information than this to make even an educated guess.

M-Easy2688d ago

Oh OK so the author lied. No official specs just a vague list of components.

EYEamNUMBER12688d ago

it doesn't say any of that this is more about what the console has on it rather than what is actually inside of it

Dart892688d ago

Wait wasn't their a rumor that it was going to use blu ray??

JsonHenry2688d ago

It didn't give a reference design on the CPU, state how much (how little?) system RAM it has, or give any details on the AMD GPU that is rumored to be in it.

There is literally no way to tell at this point or even guess. Didn't even say how many cores the CPU had.

Peaceful_Jelly2688d ago

no Ram, no CPU specs and they don't even mention the GPU brand... Conclusion? We have no idea.


''CPU: IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.''
''Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI,''

That is something.

f7897902688d ago

I could have told you that stuff a year ago based on it being so standard. It is absolutely nothing.

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Valk2688d ago

1080p... Finally next gen gaming

fluffydelusions2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

lol. PS3/360 are capable of 1080p. The games/hw are what determine that though. Perfect Dark remake on 360 runs at 1080p like Wipeout on PS3 does also but more resource intense games are unable to run at 1080p on the hardware. Obviously mario was running at 1080p because it's not very demanding.

theonlylolking2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

Some PS3 games run in 1080p.

The xbox 360 has upscaling 1080p not true 1080p

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Masta_fro2687d ago

dude, gt5 is 1280X1080, not 1920X1080, but still, its quite a graphical achievement considering the amount of detail...

Rageanitus2687d ago

Correction 90 percent of the games this gen barely even do 720p resolution.... what you see on thexbox s upscaled.

True native resolution 1920x1080 is very hard to come by on these consoles... the only systems that can do gaming in 1080p is simply a decent PC.

barb_wire2688d ago

PS3 and 360 have been doing that for years.. Welcome to Next Gen Nintendo

Peaceful_Jelly2688d ago

more like, welcome to current-gen Nintendo.

Valk2688d ago

Really? GTA isnt 1080, Borderlands isnt, Batman isnt, Bioshock isnt. The list of games on SP3 and 360 that are not 1080 is just too long. Please leave your very small list of games that are 1080p. I'm talking about true next gen where every game is 1080p and 60fps.

barb_wire2688d ago


Oh right, you mean those little mock ups we saw, Reggie himself said all the footage of the 3rd party games was taken from the 360.

The PS3 has games that run natively in 1080p. Google it DA.. NDF is strong today.

Alexmaru2688d ago

Next gen???!!! Lol, maybe for kids, but for hardcore gamers, no way

Valk2688d ago

Read the comment about your clown. If it was for kids you'd be all over it.

640p GTA isnt exactly HD IMO but you kids are easily impressed because you lack knowledge of PC gaming.

Christopher2688d ago

Native 1080p in all games won't be achieved on a console in this generation. It's an exponential leap up from 720p, a resolution that most HD games are incapable of running on consoles as it is.

We won't see native 1080p in video games on a console for another 5 years, at least. The increased processing is costly, even by today's standards, and requires more than just a high end GPU to support it.

flyingmunky2687d ago

Well if that is really the case at least I won't need a new hdtv for another 5 years.

Ju2687d ago

Ah, palease. Sure that thing runs 1080p native. I mean, it looks like those rumors are quite true. Not sure, someone compiled something here: E3 tech demo:

Not sure if that is all fake or true. HW will be quite capable, me thinks. But they still try to sell this as a kids toy. Not sure if that'll work. What about a real controller, is the Wii-Mote improved? I can't imagine playing BF(3) on that pad.

Bolts2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

I've been gaming in native 1080p on my PC for years. It's not that hard as long as the consoles stop using fossilized technology and specs that a high end Android cell phone can match.

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liveActionLeveler2688d ago

i can't wait to get the gpu details.

user8586212688d ago

it could be a modified bluray disc like what the wii did to dvd or... a different disc with similar storage

jacksons982687d ago

Rumored it uses Blu-ray, but of course with Nintendo's own little quirk.