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Posted by Luigi On April - 27 - 2011 Comments Off

Those executives and their secrets… It’s getting so it’s hard to leak anything to the public anymore. Well, your speculation is as good as mine at this point, but we know for certain that Nintendo is releasing a new console soon.

To whom it may concern:
Re: Wii’s successor system
Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.
We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.

There’s lots of rumors flying around about this “Project Café”, so allow me to clarify a little bit of what we know for sure that we know (or at least we think we do).

The controller will have a six-inch touch screen. We don’t know exactly what the final model will look like, but it’s thought to look something like this. That screen should be usable for streaming games right into it, so there’s some potential there.

It will still be compatible with Gamecube and Wii games. No word on transferring data from the old Wii, so don’t go trading it in just yet.

It should be a more powerful machine. They’re saying something along the lines of PS3 kind of power.

Most interestingly, they say they intend to appeal to “hardcore gamers”. Now nobody is sure if that means people who want a powerful system with super-sweet graphics, or if it means people who want longer, tougher games. Either way, though, they’re breaking away from the casual market. When you think about it, they don’t really have a choice.  I’ve talk to a few folks I know from Toad Town about this. As long as they’re not having problems, they’ve got no reason to trade in their Wiis for something new. The hardcore crowd is the only group that will be after this, so yeah, we kinda need to cater to them for a bit.

I’ll be excited to see what direction this goes, but they’re still not telling me anything, so we’ll just have to wait and see what unfolds.Идея за подарък

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