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Friday, April 15, 2011

Wii 2 Rumors


Rumors are currently swirling around the internet about Nintendo’s possible announcement of it’s Wii successor soon. Maybe even as soon as this years E3 expo this coming June.

According to the wish filled rumors Nintendo is planning to really beef up the hardware quite a bit, apparently to the point that the Wii 2 will be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the current Wii is the weakest of the big 3 consoles available, however it enjoys a pretty decent following, mostly due to it being the first console with motion control gaming.

There’s also mention that the console might come with mini-touchscreen controllers, a first for any gaming console, there’s no question that Nintendo likes to innovate on the controller front. Pretty much all their consoles have served in some small way to revolutionize controllers, if I ‘m not mistaken they were the first to have shoulder buttons (SNES), the first to have an analogue control (N64) and, as I mentioned above, the first to introduce motion controlled gaming (Wii).

The Wii 2 also might be getting a series R700 version 4.1 AMD graphics processor, which (obviously) is newer and more powerful than the Xbox 360’s current XCGPU which is a combination CPU/GPU/eDRAM chip.

I guess we’ll have to wait till E3 this June to see if Nintendo will be first to release the next round of gaming consoles.

Nintendo refuses to comment on the rumors saying it’s against company policy.

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