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Exevier Jun 7, 11
Apparently, the CPU is extremely similar to the one in Watson. Interesting stuff.
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Supernova1332 Jun 7, 11
No comments on the GPU yet?

And exevier it shares the same architectural design on the core, although likely customized to cut out anything unnecessary like most consoles. Watson is far, faaaaar more powerful as it doesn't just use 'one', it uses 360 x 8 core cpu's, while the wii U only has 3 cores if the rumor is correct.
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LighTz911 Jun 7, 11
The controls look uncomfortable. =/
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Exevier Jun 7, 11
[link name=Supernova1332]http://www.neoseeker.com/members/Supernova1332/" class="mention[/link] All I'd heard on the matter so far was that they were of the same design, but I kind of assumed that it would be a "stripped down" version thrown in the Wii U. I didn't mean to imply that Watson only had a single core CPU, I was just referring to its multiple cores as a whole.

Either way, I'm interested to see how this thing performs compared to the PS3 and 360, as well as modern PC hardware. So far, it's only really shown that it can match current consoles; I'm hoping it's doing a bit better than that when it launches (and I'm sure it will) so we don't have another Wii scenario.
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MurDocINC Jun 7, 11
I really don't see this selling. The graphics are at par with ps3 and 360. Maybe slightly better but it won't make ps3/360 users buy one. The controller is same thing as ps3/360 but with a touch screen, which is only good for inventory selection and mini games.
Plus if you have a big screen and sound, are you really going to play games on a handheld? Whole point to buying big screen and sound is to bring your games/movies more to life.
Price point of this thing is going be huge factor too, it's gotta be cheaper than 360/ps3 to sell. Nobody is going to buy if it's more than that, when you have new even more powerful next gen systems coming in 2-3years. You buy it's just going to be another wii collecting dust till another drunken wii party.

I'm not hating, I just don't see who nintendo is targeting with this system. It's not core gamers cause as a core gamer this system doesn't draw me in a bit.
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monkey_ninjas316 Jun 7, 11
I think it's a step in the wrong direction. Nintendos Wii sold almost entirely bases on gimmicks. Wii
Sports you controlled as if you were playing them, Wii fit used a scale and motion control to keep track of weight and help get you "fit", just dance used motion to, well...dance. Those were the wiis top 3 system sellers. Others include Mario kart Wii with a wheel, Wii draw (with drawing pad) and SSB:B (hardcore and casual fans)

This system has no draw. They can't expect to get even close to Wii sales with this; I guarantee it. Yes it still supports the Wii games and it's peripherals and controllers, but why buy this when the Wii itself will surely be cheaper when it's close to release.

Also, word is it only supports one of those screen controllers at a time. I'm sure the kids will love taking turns with that feature.
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Exevier Jun 7, 11
quote monkey_ninjas316
Also, word is it only supports one of those screen controllers at a time. I'm sure the kids will love taking turns with that feature.
I hadn't heard about that. If it turns out to be correct, that is indeed worrisome. Hell, I don't wanna take turns off the screen control! Of course, on the other side of the coin, I worry about the cost of those controls and doubt I'll look forward to buying more than one.

Personally, however, I'm happy with the direction this thing's going. It may not fly off the shelves like the Wii, but that fad has come and gone, and I doubt it would have, regardless of marketing direction. Being a gamer/techie, I'm pretty excited about the gaming capabilities of this system that Nintendo appears to be taking full advantage of.
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THM Jun 7, 11
It looks like some kind of a tablet-based PC game on your hand...

But, overall, it's a step in the right direction except the incorporation of 'Blu-ray' drive...
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DarkLordAkuma Jun 8, 11
I find it highly amusing that people have had to express time and time again that the new console ISN'T the controller. What the hell are you doing Nintendo? Confusion doesn't necessarily = Interest.
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DarkLordAkuma Jun 8, 11
oh and on a side note. USB 2.0 ports? Why aren't they sticking USB 3.0 ports in it? Considering this console is going to last a few years, surely having USB 3.0 is a wiser decision?
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MetallicaDragon Jun 8, 11
I dont care if its another "gimmick" from Nintendo, or the controller is so stupid (because its not, thank you nintendo for raising the bar), common PS/Xbox is gonna wana do that now right? I dont care if its gonna cost $500+ (id pay that for it). All I care is that it looks mad *bleep*ing fun!! Now when my dad kicks me off the TV to watch football (no not the american crap) I can still play sure my lil bro would be climbing all over me to play but id let him have it as long as he dont break it. So you haters gona hate while ill have fun with this epic console!
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DarkLordAkuma Jun 8, 11
quote MetallicaDragon
I dont care if its another "gimmick" from Nintendo, or the controller is so stupid (because its not, thank you nintendo for raising the bar), common PS/Xbox is gonna wana do that now right? I dont care if its gonna cost $500+ (id pay that for it). All I care is that it looks mad *bleep*ing fun!! Now when my dad kicks me off the TV to watch football (no not the american crap) I can still play sure my lil bro would be climbing all over me to play but id let him have it as long as he dont break it. So you haters gona hate while ill have fun with this epic console!
It's hardly hate, it's logical thinking and picking the technology apart to examine how good it is. The general opinion I've seen and heard is that the controller is a pretty cool idea. Raising the bar for creative technology? Sure is! We need companies to do this so our technology can grow!

There just seem to be some silly flaw's in some of the things they've done.
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Exevier Jun 8, 11
An interesting little tidbit: in a Gametrailers interview, Reggie admitted that the multiplatform game footage shown was actually PS3/360 footage. Supposedly, the Wii U's final hardware visuals will look at least that good, but ideally better.

Good news, it sounds like we'll be seeing some more impressive visuals from this thing. Bad news, their conference was somewhat deceptive and we have no clue exactly how much better.

Still looking forward to this thing; I'm just worried that the new Sony/Microsoft consoles will be a visual step forward, while the Wii U only ends up being a half-step.
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Paradox Jun 8, 11
Why did the put the sticks above the buttons? Why didn't they put one below? It looks uncomfortable.
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