Nintendo has confirmed that a successor to its Wii console will be released next year.
Nintendo Japan has announced their upcoming console the Wii 2 console, aka ‘Project Café‘ ,although this is just a nickname for the console. There have been a selection of names, Nintendo have been floating around with for the platform including ‘Stream‘. So what kind of process power are we talking about when we talk about the specifications. The system will be based on a revamped version of the AMD’s R700 architecture and apparently will out perform rival consoles such as the Playstation 3’s NVDIA 7800GTX- based processor. The console will have a custom built triple core IBM PowerPC chipset with 512 RAM, but with clocking speeds a lot faster than originally thought. The system will support 1080p output with the potential for stereoscopic 3D, although this has not been determined whether will be a feature or not. The modern system will more than likely to resemble the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It will utilize controllers which will be intergrated touch screens that will allow streaming on games to each controller. Nintendo’s next console could have a retail price of anywhere between $350 and $400 based on manufacturing costs. The Nintendo Wii 2 will be officially unveiled to the world at E3 in June, before it’s release in 2012. Those attending E3 will see a playable version of Nintendo’s new console.