Deciphering The Wii U's Ron Hoffecker takes all the rumors that have been boiling since last year's E3 and makes predictions for this year's full reveal. Changes to the controller, hardware specs, and even a possible name change are abound!

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siccmr1872400d ago

My problem with the Wii like kinect and what i hope they fix is the choice of games, they need more mature titles, Silent hill and resi 4 on the wii where the only games i could ever get into before i sold the console

legend9112400d ago

The Wii U is puling on many new hardcore titles, should check it out.

PopRocks3592400d ago

I think more GOOD titles is more important than more mature titles.

Kinect has a mature title or two, but the thing is most Kinect games tend to suck. Seriously, how do you manage to fuck up a motion control Star Wars or Dragonball Z game?


I'm going to take the wait and see approach everything I've heard, read and know about bill of materials concerns me about it...but we'll see

Tenkay232400d ago

The CPU was not confirmed quad-core. Newest rumors from NeoGaf is tri-core but with a different architecture and more eDRAM than the Xenos. The GPU is a custom HD That isn't relatable to any off the shelf GPU.

The rest is believable.

yabhero2400d ago

If its based of power7 then it can't be tri-core. It been confirmed as power7 by IBM so at lowest level power7 is quad core...

Tenkay232400d ago

My good man, the CPU shares some characteristics of a Power7, such as architecture and the use of eDRAM instead of L3 cache.

"The Wii U CPU is designed by IBM. It is described by IBM as an "all-new, Power-based microprocessor",[64] the processor is a multi-core design manufactured at 45 nm with an eDRAM cache. Although neither Nintendo nor IBM has revealed detailed specifications, such as the number of cores, clock rate, or cache sizes, references to the chip containing "a lot" of eDRAM and "the same processor technology found in Watson"[65] indicate that the processor shares some characteristics with IBM's POWER7 processor, which powers the Watson computer system and incorporates a large L3 eDRAM cache.

The Wii U CPU will be produced by IBM at their 300 mm semiconductor manufacturing facility in East Fishkill, New York."

ChickeyCantor2400d ago

Confirmed, but rumored?

Eeeh im missing on the logic there.

frequentcontributor2400d ago

Interesting article. I like the bold predictions that other similar such articles have been unwilling to make. The screen size change is an interesting one... I do think the controller will see a lot of small refinements, like the circle pads and triggers, but I don't know about the screen, obviously. This was fairly conservative in terms of game announcements. Pikmin 3 has been in devfor so long that I could see it for launch. New Super Mario Bros Mii, as well, since they obviously had a build of it last year, and it will move a lot of units for Christmas. And there will be all the stuff we haven't heard about yet. E3 should be very interesting this year.

2EHO2400d ago

Yeah ibm said power7 CPU so 4 cores with each core running 4 threads do the math. On the GPU side I don't think the rumors are true as nintendo was using the 4850 GPU. That GPU is know for overheating and nintendo would NEVER take the cahnce of having a RROD type situation. So I do believe they would go with the 6000 series.

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