Nintendo Announce Wii Successor

hodg100

Distinguished Member
Speculation runs rife, in the gaming industry, of just what details Nintendo will show off of their newly announced successor to the phenomenally successful Wii console that will be shown at the upcoming E3 Expo, to be held in Las Vegas next month.

Going under the working title of Project Cafe, after a header going by this name was found on Nintendo's developer support website, the new console is rumoured to be either roughly on par, power-wise, with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 or will seriously outstrip them, depending on which rumour you listen to.

Taiwanese Manufacturer, Foxconn - do they make everything?, are expected to be in charge of production with units expected to hit retail channels before the end of next year with an estimated retail price between $350 and $400, we don't have a sterling estimate but we wouldn't be surprised to see similar values.

The Wii's success was built on the back of the innovative motion controls - which Sony and Microsoft are currently trying to emulate with the Move and Kinect add-ons - and it's odds on that Nintendo won't be abandoning 'waggle' controls with the forthcoming console. Indeed, it has been claimed that Ubisoft have had dev kits for months and that the accuracy of the controls are 'better than' Sony's Move system which has been widely hailed in this regard.

Perhaps more interesting is the controller that's likely to be a touchscreen tablet affair that may sport a front-facing camera, HD resolution and have the ability to play games, in its own right, via streaming from the console, which sounds ideal for those that are turfed of the TV before they've finished their gaming session. There's even speculation that it may be able to be used as Wii sensor bar, although quite what use that might be remains to be seen.

Backwards compatibility with the Wii (and Gamecube) seems to be on the cards, which makes commercial sense in getting existing Wii owners on the upgrade path, with not only games but hardware supported.

A lack of HD graphics was often bemoaned, of the Wii, by the gaming fraternity and Nintendo seem to be on the warpath in winning back the 'hardcore gamer' - although anyone that has played a few of the recent titles could attest some of the games are old-school difficult! There's been no word on what storage media will be used, although Blu-ray disc would seem the most logical choice

We await full details with expectation!
 

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Steven

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Why the question mark? Nintendo have already announced they will have their next home console displayed at E3 2011. Just no specifics until then
 

Badger0-0

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Seeing as the Wii's edge was in the wiimote, you'd have to expect something way better than what's already out there.

Perhaps more interesting is the controller that's likely to be a touchscreen tablet affair that may sport a front-facing camera, HD resolution and have the ability to play games, in its own right, via streaming from the console, which sounds ideal for those that are turfed of the TV before they've finished their gaming session. There's even speculation that it may be able to be used as Wii sensor bar, although quite what use that might be remains to be seen.
Yep, that might do it :smashin:
 

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