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Wii U says Hello to Wii Controllers, Games, Goodbye GameCube

While most of us agree that the Wii U is an innovative, possibly groundbreaking console that will no doubt continue making waves until its release in 2012, there’s still plenty of things we just don’t know about it yet. Some new information recently emerged regarding the use of its touchscreen controller as well as what type of disk the system will use.

Ideally, most Wii U titles would be designed around the use of only 1 of the new controllers, with the console possibly not supporting multiple of the new tablet/controller hybrids. For multiplayer, most games will recycle Wii MotionPlus Remotes with one player wielding the sought-after super-controller. At the same time, though, it is possible that use of a 3DS as a controller might be a viable substitute, according to an interview news.com.au had with Shigeru Miyamoto.

Also, the Wii U will be utilizing a¬†proprietary disk format which will store 25GB, on par with a PS3’s single-layer Blu-Ray disk. Since Sony owns Blu-Ray technology, that format was out of the question and led to Nintendo creating their own. It is notable to mention that the Wii U is also compatible with all Wii titles, although they will not be scaled up to HD.

This does come with a bit of sad news, however, as it is reported that although the Wii U is backwards compatible with original Wii titles, it will not play GameCube games; meaning that our cute mini-disks are a dying breed.

(Sources: news.com.au, Nintendo Life)

Rumor: Nintendo’s Next Console to Lack Hard-drive

Nintendo took some heavy fire from critics and fans for not including any type of internal storage in the Wii. It looks like they haven’t taken it into account as reports coming in form Kotaku are hinting at the next console lacking a hard-drive as well. Reports say that it will instead come with a measly 8 GB of flash storage. It is leaps and bounds ahead of the Wii’s 512 MB, but it still isn’t up with the times. There are also reports saying that their new disc format will be able to store up to 25 GB and support up to 1080i or 1080p. It seems a bit strange that they would stop at 1080i, but really 720p is all you need unless you are playing on an insanely large TV so it isn’t a huge deal. I suspect if the reports of no hard-drive are true it may be a cost issue. Considering the system may have a controller with a screen in it and possibly greater than current generation graphics. This may be a way for Nintendo to keep their consoles selling at a profit. Also as an extra note I do know that the controller image is fake.

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Rumor Alert: Wii 2's specs leaked

First i’m going to say reassure that this is indeed a rumor and that none of this is offically confirmed.

Now that we have that out of the way, a supposed Nintendo of France marketing employee has claimed he knows information about Wii 2. These claims state that Wii 2 will use blu-ray discs and support 1080p and lower resolutions for blu-ray movies and games. The system is supposbly lining up for a Q3 2010 world wide launch and Nintendo could be considering a trade in program to trade in your Wii in order to get money off the Wii 2.

Once again this is a rumor and to be honest source sounds a little shady to me. The actual specs though are believable so the rumor definitely deserves some credit.

(Source: Maxconsole)

Rumor Alert: Wii 2’s specs leaked

First i’m going to say reassure that this is indeed a rumor and that none of this is offically confirmed.

Now that we have that out of the way, a supposed Nintendo of France marketing employee has claimed he knows information about Wii 2. These claims state that Wii 2 will use blu-ray discs and support 1080p and lower resolutions for blu-ray movies and games. The system is supposbly lining up for a Q3 2010 world wide launch and Nintendo could be considering a trade in program to trade in your Wii in order to get money off the Wii 2.

Once again this is a rumor and to be honest source sounds a little shady to me. The actual specs though are believable so the rumor definitely deserves some credit.

(Source: Maxconsole)