Hardware News - Page 18

News: Iwata: "We Must Continue to Combat Negative 3D Rumours"

Iwata: "We Must Continue to Combat Negative 3D Rumours"

Giving the president a headache

Despite carefully worded health advice from Nintendo itself, not to mention supporting advice from eyesight specialists, there still seems a negative perception of the Nintendo 3DS console's stereoscopic capabilities, partially fuelled by certain disreputable media outlets. A recent shareholders meeting at Nintendo Japan highlighted the issue, and Nintendo president..

News: Wii U is Technically 3D-Ready

Wii U is Technically 3D-Ready

Check that off the list

While it may have taken Nintendo a few years to jump on the HD bandwagon, it seems the company doesn't want to be in a position where it finds itself being left behind again when it comes to the latest trend in consumer technology. In an interview conducted by Mercury News, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata clarified the focus of the company and the Wii U's 3D capabilities:..

News: Retro Computer Museum Now Has a Permanent Home

Retro Computer Museum Now Has a Permanent Home

Rooted in Leicestershire

The Retro Computer Museum just recently celebrated its third birthday on Sunday, and along with the anniversary announcement came the news that the museum now has a permanent home in Leicestershire. Now the museum has a fixed address, it should hopefully mean events and exhibitions will be more frequent. The exact location...

News: Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and Price

Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and Price

Won't "dramatically" outperform PS3 and 360

With rumours of the Wii U's technical specs being significantly higher than those of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's easy to pin our hopes up too high and expect something that simply isn't. After Shigeru Miyamoto's conversation with GameSpot at E3, it only sounds even more realistic that we should keep our hopes firmly grounded. When asked how..

News: Nintendo to Update Wii U Prototype Hardware in Coming Weeks

Nintendo to Update Wii U Prototype Hardware in Coming Weeks

SEGA patiently waiting

Nintendo sent out early Wii U technical specifications after E3, but the system's technical specifications are still mostly unknown, partly as developers aren't yet working on final hardware. SEGA Europe's managing director of development Gary Dunn told Eurogamer it's expecting to receive updated prototype hardware in June or...

News: Wii U Won't Support Blu-ray or DVD Playback

Wii U Won't Support Blu-ray or DVD Playback

So don't bother trying

With news that the Wii U won't be compatible with GameCube games, and that the console's proprietary disc format is able to hold an amount of data that rivals the PlayStation 3, we naturally wonder if the console will be able to play Blu-ray Discs, or even DVDs. At this year's E3 analyst Q&A session, hopes of being able to play the aforementioned formats on the Wii U have..

News: Take a Closer Look at the Wii U Console

Take a Closer Look at the Wii U Console

See it from behind

You've had your first look at the Wii U console, but we know you want to see Nintendo's new white box from all angles. While the machine was locked away pretty securely at E3, enterprising Japanese site Inside Games has snapped photos from the front, back and side to show exactly what's included. The back will be of most interest,...

Rumour: Wii U is 50% More Powerful Than PlayStation 3

Wii U is 50% More Powerful Than PlayStation 3

The chips are up

Wii U's IBM Power processor is capable of some pretty good-looking visuals, with full 1080p output, but how powerful is the console overall? We don't know for sure, but one analyst thinks the machine will knock Sony's PlayStation 3 into a cocked hat. Arvind Bhatia, from firm Sterne Agee, told Industry Gamers: Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will..

News: Wii U and Its Controller Near Their Final Form Factor

Wii U and Its Controller Near Their Final Form Factor

Reggie Fils-Aime talks design and tablet trend

Although the aesthetic design of the Wii U controller may look similar to tablet devices, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime points out that the company is not trying to tap into the tablet market. During a VentureBeat interview, Fils-Aime spoke about Wii U's development and how it took place before tablet devices gained the popularity we..

News: Over 1 Million 3DS Consoles Sold in Japan

Over 1 Million 3DS Consoles Sold in Japan

Software sales aren't too bad, either

The 3DS is approaching its forth month on the Japanese market, and video gaming magazine Enterbrain has reported that the handheld console has reached an important milestone in terms of hardware sales. It's taken the 3DS 13 weeks to surpass one million domestic sales, slightly slower than the original DS which...

News: Wii U Uses 25GB Discs and Lacks GameCube Compatibility

Wii U Uses 25GB Discs and Lacks GameCube Compatibility

Good news, bad news?

Along with the unveiling of Wii U at E3, Nintendo subsequently revealed further details regarding the technical specifications of the console. There is, however, plenty we still don't know about Wii U and with a scheduled launch in 2012, we can expect these unknowns to be revealed slowly like a season of Lost. A couple of things...

News: Wii U Games Using Two New Controllers Being Considered

Wii U Games Using Two New Controllers Being Considered

The more the merrier, right?

For all the questions that Nintendo's appearance at E3 2011 answered, many more new ones have arisen. Nintendo EAD designer Katsuya Eguchi is working on a five-player Wii U prototype game that utilises just the one Wii U controller and four regular Wii Remotes and Nunchuks. Is this because the Wii U controller will have a price tag heavy enough to put users off from..

News: Wii U Touch Screen is Resistive, Not Capacitive

Wii U Touch Screen is Resistive, Not Capacitive

Lost? Let us explain

The 6.2" screen in the centre of the Wii U controller is likely to use the same resistive technology that features in the DS and 3DS consoles, rather than the more advanced capacitive system used in modern smart phones and Apple's iDevices. Hardware images released by Nintendo show a stylus being used on the touch screen, indicating resistive technology at work as..

News: Wii U's IBM Power Processor Means Business

Wii U's IBM Power Processor Means Business

Companies hook up again

IBM has been providing chips for Nintendo consoles for years and will continue to do so, as the two are joining forces once again to power next year's Wii U. IBM's Power microprocessor will run the console, though neither IBM nor Nintendo has given any clock speeds or solid figures, other than stating it's a bespoke chip for...

Fact Sheet: Wii U - 1080p HD Confirmed, No BluRay

Wii U - 1080p HD Confirmed, No BluRay

Nintendo embraces HD in 2012

After announcing the Wii U earlier today Nintendo has now revealed some details of the hardware behind the new system. As expected the console will be a full HD console with 1080p/720p output via HDMI, it will also feature a multi-core PowerPC processor which may be comparable with Xbox 360. As always Nintendo has tried...