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joelcairo72

joelcairo72

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#1

joelcairo72 commented on Rumour: Could This Be the Next Nintendo Console?:

One more thing to consider. These days most companies leak their own rumours to get the early adopters and fans frothed up and excited. The image renders or mock up are often professional but made to look like some internal employee filched the images. These renders fit the bill quite nicely and while we may not be fans of a flat 2 dimensional images of the controllers I must say the technical drawings certainly look like technically drawings I have seen for previous product renders.

I don't want to go on record and say these are real but the rumor mill ramped up pretty fast on this one and has been supported with a lot of follow-up that all seems to feed off the same concept. I think the image is real and I think Nintendo is leaking this stuff to see our reaction.

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joelcairo72 commented on Rumour: Could This Be the Next Nintendo Console?:

@ Ecto-1
The slot would be too small if you are assuming that this console is the same size as the Wii. However if Nintendo addresses the internal storage issue the Wii was plagued with by including a hard drive and then an HD graphic card this console could technically be significantly bigger then the Wii which in turn would make that slot bigger. The renders really give no reference to size.

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#3

joelcairo72 commented on Rumour: Could This Be the Next Nintendo Console?:

Okay first off project cafe is just the code name, it won't stick to the final product. Having said that...

I think this design makes a lot of sense when you take in to account Nintendo's recent posturing on the iPhone and iPod Touch being their biggest competitor right now. Looking at the design it would definitely be something that would evolve from Nintendo's desire to compete with Apple in the touch screen space while retaining the console mentality. Also if I am reading the blurb in the photo correctly it looks like you can move the image from the TV screen to the controller and then turn off the TV image so your opponents cannot see what you are doing on the controller. The image also shows the controller having some sort of tilt functionality which means the remote would have gyroscopic control.

It all makes sense when you think about it. This would certainly, in Nintendo's mind at least, respond to their concerns regarding Apple's aggressive push into their territory...Nintendo would see this type of control scheme appealing to the iPhone crowd.

Also I can see how this control set-up would certainly appease the hardcore game player as it's somewhat of return to standard control schemes and Nintendo has gone on record saying they want to recapture that audience.

Finally whose to say this controller won't just be a reversal of rolls of the Wii's classic controller. Nintendo could technically make this the default controller and then release a Wii style wand later as an additional accessory. If it's backward compatible, a Nintendo staple as of late, then it will almost be required to support Wii remotes. Hell if that mock-up turns out to be real I wouldn't be surprised if the console has the mini jack port on the back to plug the Wii sensor bar into.